CTE - Lottery


Career Academy

Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

9652 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL  60628

(773) 535-5400
Harlan seeks to educate, empower and encourage all students to reach their full potential through small learning communities, college preparation support, and real-world career education.

Our goal is to provide a transformative learning experience for ALL members of the school community. Our graduates will demonstrate PRIDE in the accomplishments and milestones they met and exceeded at Harlan Community Academy.

Harlan Graduates will RISE repeatedly above any obstacles impeding their progress.

Our Core Values:
Academic Performance
School LevelLevel 3
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 Track69%
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 SAT Score824
The SAT 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 951.
Graduation Rates56%
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 Rates62%
College Readiness6%
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 Mobility23%
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 Attendance85%
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 Attendance89%
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?Neutral
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?Neutral
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?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
School Fit
Avg Class size17
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 Enrollment327
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?
White 0.3%
Black 97.6%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 1.8%
Pacific Islander 0%
White .3%
Two or More Races .31%
Black 98.9%
Hispanic 0.5%
Other 0.3%
Black 98.9%
Hispanic 0.7%
Other 0.4%
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
NetworkNetwork 17
School TypeCareer Academy
ProgramsCTE - Lottery General Education Pre-Engineering
Application RequirementsStudents are randomly selected by computerized lottery. General Education and 504 Plan students: Preference is given to students with percentiles of 24 and above on the NWEA MAP in reading and math. A total of 30% of the seats will be made available to attendance area applicants.

IEP and EL students: Preference is given to students with combined NWEA MAP scores that equal 48 or above.

Note: Repeating 8th graders and students pushed into 8th grade from 6th grade due to age requirements qualify for selection but will be placed in a lower preference group.

How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Digital Media
IT (Web Design)


CTE - College and Career Academies application Download
at cps.edu (click “Apply”)
Grades Served7 - 12
Daily Schedule8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Bilingual ServicesNo
Learn Morehttp://iirc.niu.edu/School.aspx?schoolid=150162990250016
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ArtsArt ClubArt StudioBandchorusDanceHip-Hop Dance / Modern DanceMayor Daley’s Book ClubMedia and Production WorkshopsMixed MediaModern/Hip-Hop DanceMusic ClubTheaterWeb DesignYearbook
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STEMIT (Game Programming)IT (Web Design)Science Club
Health and WellnessCrisis Intervention Services
ScholasticAcademic DecathlonAdvanced PlacementAfter School MattersAmerican Sign Language 1AP Calculus ABAP English Literature and CompositionAP Human GeographyAP StatisticsAP World HistoryAVIDBook/Reading ClubCareer and Technical Education ProgramsChinese 1CISCO Networking ITDebate TeamEnglish Language and CompositionEvening SchoolFrenchFrench 1French 1-2Freshmen On-PaceInformation TechnologyJROTCJROTC AcademyMath ClubPerforming ArtsPoetry ClubPoetry WorkshopsPre-EngineeringPre-Engineering & ManufacturingProject Lead the Way - EngineeringSpanishSpanish 1-2Spanish 1-3Spani
Life and LeadershipAfrican-American ClubGay-Straight AllianceJROTCMentoring for Boys/GirlsMikva ChallengeMock TrialPeace CirclesService Learning/Community Volunteer ProgramStudent Council/GovernmentYoung Parent Supports
Parents and CommunityFamily NightsFinancial Literacy WorkshopsLiteracy WorkshopsParent Advisory/GroupSafe PassageTransition to College Workshops
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