|School Level||Level 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||96%|
|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||18.00|
|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.|
|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||67%|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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?||Strong|
|Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?||Strong|
|Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?||Very Strong|
|Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement?||Neutral|
|Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence?||Neutral|
|Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school?||Weak|
|Avg Class size||24|
|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?|
|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?|
|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?|
|School Type||Career Academy|
|Programs||Career Academy IB|
|Application Requirements||Students are selected based on their NWEA MAP scores and 7th grade report card grades, attendance and discipline record.
Students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: proximity, general.
|Selections||Minimum percentile of 24 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP.
IEP/ELL: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP.
For all applicants: Strong grades in all academic subjects in 7th grade. In good standing throughout 8th grade, including attendance and discipline.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
|Grades Served||9 - 12|
|Daily Schedule||8:45 am - 3:53 pm|
|College and Career||ACT/SAT Prep CoursesCareer DevelopmentCareer/Job TrainingCollege 60%College ToursDual EnrollmentOne Goal|
|Sports||16 Inch SoftballBaseballBaseball, BoysBaseball, GirlsBasketballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsCheerleadingCross Country, BoysCross Country, GirlsDanceFootballPom-Pon / SpiritSoccerSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsSoftballSoftball, GirlsSpecial OlympicsSwimmingSwimming, BoysSwimming, GirlsTrack and FieldTrack and Field, BoysTrack and Field, GirlsVolleyballVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, GirlsWater PoloWater Polo, BoysWater Polo, GirlsWrestling|
|Arts||Animation/CartoonArt ClubBand/OrchestraChoir/ChorusDramaDrama ClubDrawingFilm and VideoGraphic DesignMixed MediaPaintingPhotographyTalent ShowTheaterWeb DesignYearbook|
|Health and Wellness||Crisis Intervention ServicesNutrition ProgramSchool-based Health Centers|
|Scholastic||Academic DecathlonAcademic OlympicsAdvanced PlacementAmerican Sign LanguageAP Calculus ABAP ChemistryAP English Literature and CompositionAP PsychologyAP Spanish Language and CultureAP United States HistoryArtArt-History of ArtAutomotive TechnologyBandBilingual Programs/CoursesBilingual SupportBook/Reading ClubCareer AcademiesCareer and Technical Education ProgramsChicago HistoryChicago History FairChoirChorusCollege and Career AcademyConstruction and ArchitectureCTE Auto Body RepairCTE Automotive TechnologyCTE Cabinet MakingCTE CarpentryCTE Culinary ArtsCTE Digital MediaCTE Game Programming|
|Life and Leadership||African-American ClubFrench IJROTCKiwanis Key ClubMikva ChallengePeer MentorsRestorative JusticeService Learning/Community Volunteer ProgramStudent Council/Government|
|Parents and Community||Computer/Technology WorkshopsEnrichment ClassesFamily NightsFinancial Literacy WorkshopsMeeting Space For Parent GroupsParent Advisory/Group|
|Other||Automotive TechnologyCareer and Technical Education ProgramsCollege and Career AcademyConstruction and ArchitectureCulinary and HospitalityFine and Performing ArtsInformation TechnologyInternational Baccalaureate (IB) DiplomaJROTC AcademyManufacturing & Auto Technology|