CTE - Selective


Career Academy

Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

4034 W 56th St
Chicago, IL  60629

(773) 535-2410
Hancock fosters leadership skills and community involvement through small group workshops and support programs designed to help students discover and develop their academic abilities.
Academic Performance
School LevelLevel 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 Track98%
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 Score1,076
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 Rates84%
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 Rates81%
College Readiness82%
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 Mobility6%
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 Attendance93%
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 Attendance91%
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
School Fit
Avg Class size23
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 Enrollment1013
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 1.8%
American Indian / Alaskan .39489999999999997%
Asian 1.0860000000000001%
Hispanic 94%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 2.8%
Two or More Races 0%
Hispanic 93.8%
White 2.6%
Black 1.7%
Other 1.1%
Asian 0.8%
Hispanic 95%
White 2.2%
Black 1.1%
Other 0.9%
Asian 0.8%
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 - Selective Selective Enrollment
Application RequirementsEligible students are selected on a point system based on NWEA MAP scores and 7th grade final GPA. Students are ranked and selected from high to low. Students residing within the attendance overlay boundary of the school are selected first.

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

SelectionsMinimium percentile of 24 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP.
IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP.

go.cps.edu or

CTE - College and Career Academies application Download at cps.edu (click “Apply”)
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule8:15 am - 3:30 pm
Bilingual ServicesYes
Learn Morehttp://iirc.niu.edu/School.aspx?schoolid=150162990250779
College and CareerACT/SAT Prep CoursesCareer DevelopmentCareer/Job TrainingCollege 80%College ToursDual Enrollment
Sports16 Inch SoftballBaseballBaseball, BoysBaseball, GirlsBasketballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsBowlingBowling, BoysBowling, GirlsCheerleadingConditioning and FitnessCross CountryCross Country, BoysCross Country, GirlsDanceExerciseFitness BasicsFlag FootballFloor HockeyFootballKickballPom-Pon / SpiritRugbyRunningSoccerSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsSoftballSoftball, BoysSoftball, GirlsTrack and FieldTrack and Field, BoysTrack and Field, GirlsVolleyballVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, Girls
ArtsBandBand/OrchestraCeramicsChoirChoir/ChoruschorusDanceDramaDrama ClubDrawingEthnic/Folk DanceGuitarHip-Hop Dance / Modern DanceModern/Hip-Hop DanceMosaicsMuralsMusic TheoryPaintingPhotographyPlays/ActingPoetry ClubScrapbookingTalent ShowTheaterWeb DesignYearbook
MediaMovie ClubMultimediaWeb Design
STEMEnvironmental Club
Health and WellnessCrisis Intervention ServicesHealth and Well-Being WorkshopsHealth Curriculum UtilizedNutrition WorkshopTargeted InterventionsWorkshops/Classes
Scholastic2D DesignAdvanced PlacementAnatomy and PhysiologyAP BiologyAP Calculus ABAP Computer Science PrinciplesAP English Literature and CompositionAP Environmental ScienceAP PsychologyAP US Government and PoliticsAP US HistoryBilingual Programs/CoursesBilingual SupportBook/Reading ClubChess TeamChicago History FairComputer Science PrinciplesEngineeringEnglish 101English 102English Language and CompositionEnvironmental ClubExpanded Library Service HoursForensics ScienceFrenchFrench 1French 1-2French 1-3Freshmen On-PaceGifted and Talented ProgramsHomework Club/Study GroupHomework HelpLaw and
Life and LeadershipActivism/Social Impact ClubsGay-Straight AllianceLeaders ProgramMentoring for Boys/GirlsMikva ChallengeMock TrialModel UNPeace CirclesPeer JuryPeer MentorsRestorative JusticeService Learning/Community Volunteer ProgramStudent AmbassadorsStudent Council/Government
Parents and CommunityBook ClubComputer/Technology WorkshopsCooking ClubDance ClassesEnrichment ClassesESL WorkshopsFamily NightsField TripFinancial Literacy WorkshopsGED English ClassesHealth and Wellness Workshops/ProgramsLeadership Development For ParentsLiteracy WorkshopsMeeting Space For Parent GroupsMusic AppreciationNutrition WorkshopsParent Advisory/GroupParent AdvocacyParenting ClassesSupporting your Student Workshops/ProgramsTransition to College Workshops
OtherChess Club