Digital Media Production


Career Academy

Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

4136 S California Ave
Chicago, IL  60632

(773) 535-4900
Kelly combines selective enrollment in IB, AP, Honors, and AVID college prep programs with a freshmen academy, award-winning performing arts, and comprehensive bilingual services in Chinese and Spanish to develop strong leaders and engaged students prepared for global opportunities.
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 Track82%
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 Score923
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 Rates62%
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 Rates65%
College Readiness30%
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 Mobility20%
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?Neutral
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?Neutral
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 Weak
School Fit
Avg Class size20
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 Enrollment1918
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 4%
American Indian / Alaskan .20860000000000001%
Asian 13.087%
Hispanic 79%
Pacific Islander .1043%
White 1.8%
Two or More Races .42%
Hispanic 80.7%
Asian 13.5%
Black 3.7%
White 1.6%
Other 0.5%
Hispanic 79.8%
Asian 14.3%
Black 3.2%
White 2%
Other 0.7%
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 16
School TypeCareer Academy
ProgramsAVID Digital Media Production General Education IB - Diploma Programme
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

or Paper:
CTE - College and Career Academies application Download at (click “Apply”)
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Bilingual ServicesYes
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College and CareerACT/SAT Prep CoursesCake Decorating ClubCareer DevelopmentCollege 60%College ToursDual CreditDual EnrollmentEntrpreneurshipSkills USA
Sports16 Inch SoftballBaseballBaseball, BoysBaseball, GirlsBasketballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsBowlingBowling, BoysBowling, GirlsCheerleadingConditioning and FitnessCross CountryCross Country, BoysCross Country, GirlsDanceFitness BasicsFloor HockeyFootballGolfGolf, BoysKarateMarching BandPom-Pon / SpiritSoccerSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsSoftballSoftball, BoysSoftball, GirlsSwimmingSwimming, BoysSwimming, GirlsTennisTennis, BoysTrack and FieldTrack and Field, BoysVolleyballVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, Girl
ArtsAnimationAnimation/CartoonArt ClubArt StudioBand/OrchestraChoir/ChorusClay CreationsDramaDrama ClubDrawingFiction FanaticsFilm and VideoFundamentals/Theory of MusicGraphic DesignImprovMedia and Production WorkshopsMusic ClubMusicalsPiano/KeyboardPlays/ActingTalent ShowTheaterViolin/StringsYearbook
MediaBroadcast TechnologyDigital MediaDigital VideoFilm and VideoGraphic DesignMedia and Production
STEMEnvironmental ClubIT (Applications)Tech Club
Health and WellnessCrisis Intervention ServicesHealth and Well-Being WorkshopsNutrition ProgramTargeted Interventions
ScholasticAcademic DecathlonAcademic OlympicsAccountingAdvanced PlacementAfter School MattersAmerican Sign Language 1American Sign Language 2AP BiologyAP Calculus ABAP ChemistryAP English Literature and CompositionAP Human GeographyAP United States HistoryArchitectural DesignBilingual SupportBook/Reading ClubBusinessBusiness & FinanceCareer and Technical Education ProgramsChess TeamChicago History FairChinese 1Chinese 2Chinese 3Community SchoolConstruction and ArchitectureCTE AccountingCTE Architectural DraftingCTE Broadcast TechnologyCTE Business Systems Networking and TelecommunicationsCTE EntrepreneurshipCT
Life and LeadershipActivism/Social Impact ClubsAdvancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)Boys/Girls Student ClubsDREAM Act ClubEthnic ClubGay-Straight AllianceKelly CantantesLeaders ProgramMentoring for Boys/GirlsMikva ChallengeMock Law Trial TeamMock TrialNational Honor SocietyPeace CirclesPeer JuryPeer MentorsRestorative JusticeService Learning/Community Volunteer ProgramStudent AmbassadorsStudent Council/GovernmentStudents for Social JusticeVoices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE)Young Parent Supports
Parents and Community8-9th Grade Transition WorkshopsAerobicsBook ClubCommunity ServiceComputer/Technology WorkshopsConflict ResolutionCooking ClubDance ClassesEnrichment ClassesESL WorkshopsFamily BreakfastsFamily Counseling/Support GroupFamily NightsField TripFinancial Literacy WorkshopsFitness ClassesFitness For ParentsGang Awareness WorkshopGED English ClassesGED Spanish ClassesHealth and Wellness Workshops/ProgramsLeadership Development For ParentsLiteracy WorkshopsMeeting Space For Parent GroupsMusic AppreciationNutrition WorkshopsParent Advisory/GroupParent AdvocacyParent PatrolParenting ClassesPeace Circles
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