Career Academy


Career Academy

Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

8147 S Vincennes Ave
Chicago, IL  60620

(773) 535-3200
Simeon focuses on the whole student with the aim of producing critical thinkers and future leaders, nurturing scholarship and athletics and preparing students for responsible participation in a changing world.
Academic Performance
School LevelLevel 2+
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 Track85%
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 Score873
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 Rates88%
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 Rates67%
College Readiness14%
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 Mobility10%
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 Attendance91%
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?Strong
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?Very 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?Very Strong
School Fit
Avg Class size26
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 Enrollment1345
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 98.7%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 1%
Pacific Islander .074300000000000005%
White 0%
Two or More Races .3%
Black 98.8%
Other 0.2%
Hispanic 0.9%
White 0.1%
Black 98.2%
Other 1%
Hispanic 0.7%
White 0.1%
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
ProgramsCareer Academy
Application RequirementsEligible students are selected on a point system. Points are based on the combined NWEA MAP scores and the interview.

Applicants will take part in a one-on-one interview with the Simeon Admissions Team, complete an essay explaining their reasons for wishing to attend Simeon and their post- secondary goals, and provide two letters of recommendation.

Business (Finance)
Construction (Carpentry, Welding)
Culinary Arts
Education (Teaching)
Personal Care Services (Cosmetology & Barbering)
SelectionsMinimum percentile of 24 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP. In good standing throughout 8th grade, including attendance and discipline.

IEP/504 and EL students: Flexibility in percentile requirements—contact school. Strong grades in all academic subjects in 7th grade. In good standing throughout 8th grade, including attendance and discipline.

All applicants: Minimum combined percentile of 30 in reading and math on NWEA MAP, minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade, and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 85.

Eligible students are required to participate in an interview.

How to Apply
The school’s application process is online at

Access online high school application or paper high school application at
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily ScheduleSchool Hours: 9:00 am - 4:15 pm
HS Freshman Hours: 8:00 am - 3:15 pm
Bilingual ServicesNo
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