YCCS - Sullivan House Alternative HS


Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

8164 S South Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL  60617

Mission Statement
The mission of Sullivan House High School is to provide another opportunity for at-risk students and high school drop-outs who are between the ages of 16-21 who have been under served and disconnected from traditional education. Serving the far South Side of Chicago, the school provides a safe environment with appropriately certified teachers, to help enable the students to realize their inner potential. Sullivan House reaches the needs of students through various programs offered at the school, small class sizes, technological literacy, life experiences, human development and vocational and post secondary planning. Academic subjects will be supported by inquiry and problem based learning activities supported through a hands-on, team focused school staff.

Vision Statement
The vision of Sullivan House High School is geared towards both increasing the number of students who can attend our school as well as expanding the curriculum choices that are available to our students. By focusing on reading and writing across the curriculum, Sullivan House plans to improve the reading comprehension and writing skills of our students. All school activities such as weekly journal writing, daily reading time, quarterly Principal Writing prompts, weekly timed test practice periods, word of the day activities and assessments using Scan-Tron and the Universal Screener with each student will all be instrumental in assessing the student’s growth. A focus on additional staff development in regards to reading and writing will also be evident in the school’s improvement plan for the next five years.
Academic Performance
School LevelLevel 1+
This is the rating the school district gives to a school about how well they are performing. From highest performing to lowest performing, the possible levels are: Level 1+, Level 1, Level 2+, Level 2, and Level 3.
Freshman On Track(Not Available)
This is the percentage of the last 9th grade class that, based on their grades and attendance in 9th grade, is on track to graduate. Whether or not a student is on track during their freshman year is the biggest indicator of whether or not they will graduate from high school on time!
Average ACT Score(Not Available)
The ACT is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions that students take during their 11th grade year. This piece of information averages together the scores of the last 11th grade class at a school. The CPS average is 18.2.
Graduation Rates90%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within five years. The average in CPS is 69.9%.
College Enrollment Rates(Not Available)
College Readiness(Not Available)
This is the percentage of students at a school that scored at least a 21 on the ACT, which demonstrates a higher level of readiness to take college level courses.
School Culture
Student Mobility(Not Available)
The percentage of students that transfer in or out of the school during the school year. A higher percentage means that there are more students coming and going. Though it doesn’t tell us why students are transferring in and out, we can imagine that it could feel a little unstable if this is a high percentage.
Student Attendance75%
This is the average daily attendance at the school – on average, what percent of all the students enrolled at the school are in attendance. We don’t know why students may not be attending the school, but if this is a low number it is likely that teachers may have to spend more time reviewing material that absent students miss, making it harder to move forward in a class.
Teacher Attendance(Not Available)
This is the average daily attendance of teachers at the school – on average, what percent of all the teachers employed at the school are in attendance. As a student, it could be more challenging to make academic progress if you regularly have substitutes or don’t get to build a relationship with the teacher.
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities?(Not Available)
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?(Not Available)
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?(Not Available)
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement?(Not Available)
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence?(Not Available)
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school?(Not Available)
School Fit
Avg Class size(Not Available)
This is the average number of students that is in each classroom. Use your current class as a reference point. Are you comfortable learning and contributing in a class this big? Would you prefer a class that has fewer students or more students?
Total Enrollment323
This tells us the total number of students that attend the school. Use your school as a reference point. Would you like a school that has fewer, more, or about the same number of students in your school?
Black 94.1%
Hispanic 5.3%
White 0.3%
Other 0.3%
This tells us about the racial and ethnic backgrounds of the students that attend the school. Is it important to you that there is diversity in your high school? Are you more comfortable being around other students that have a similar racial/ethnic background as you?
General Information
Network(Not Available)
School TypeCharter
Application Requirements(Not Available)
SelectionsSullivan House reaches the needs of students ages 16-21 through various programs offered at the school, small class sizes, technological literacy and vocational and post secondary planning.
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule8:00am - 3:00pm
Bilingual ServicesNo
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