CTE - Lottery


Career Academy

Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

2935 W Polk St
Chicago, IL  60612

(773) 534-6900
https://www.facebook.com/ manleyhighschool
Manley offers three award-winning CTE programs and a wide range of community partners, including UMOJA, which promotes restorative justice, college-readiness and student development and leadership. Manley Career Academy High School offers 10 Advanced Placement Courses and a college preparatory curriculum. Here at Manley, we have a vision of being a premiere choice in urban education. Over the past years Manley has dramatically improved, achieving a higher school performance status, by staff collaboratively working with students, parents, and community partners.

Manley has achieved the following results:

• #1 in CPS in Freshmen On Track Growth (2013)
• #1 in CPS HS Attendance Growth (2013)
• 100% College Acceptance (Senior Classes of 2013 and 2014)
• 33% of students earned AP College Credit before graduating HS
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 Track90%
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 Score759
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 Rates42%
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 Rates42%
College Readiness7%
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 Mobility33%
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 Attendance76%
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 Attendance88%
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?Weak
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?Weak
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 size21
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 Enrollment83
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 97.6%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 1.2%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 1.2%
Two or More Races 0%
Black 97.2%
Hispanic 2.8%
Other 0.0%
Black 95.7%
Hispanic 3.5%
Other 0.9%
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 15
School TypeCareer Academy
ProgramsCTE - Lottery General Education
Application RequirementsStudents are randomly selected by computerized lottery. 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.

Students with IEPs 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.

Culinary Arts

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


CTE - College and Career Academies application Download at cps.edu (click “Apply”)
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily ScheduleSchool Hours: 9:00 am - 4:23 pm
Bilingual ServicesNo
Learn Morehttp://iirc.niu.edu/School.aspx?schoolid=150162990250616
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Parents and Community8-9th Grade Transition WorkshopsCommunity ServiceComputer/Technology WorkshopsConflict ResolutionCooking ClubCredit RecoveryEnrichment ClassesFamily Counseling/Support GroupFamily NightsField TripFinancial Literacy WorkshopsGang Awareness WorkshopHealth and Wellness Workshops/ProgramsLeadership Development For ParentsMeeting Space For Parent GroupsParent Advisory/GroupParent AdvocacyParent PatrolParenting ClassesPeace CirclesSafe PassageSelf-Esteem WorkshopsSupporting your Student Workshops/ProgramsYoga
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