Early College STEM School

Goode Academy

Citywide Option

Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

7651 S Homan Ave
Chicago, IL  60652

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/GoodeSTEM
Main:
(773) 535-7875
Web:
www.goodestemacademy.org
Through a unique collaboration that connects high school, college and career, Goode partners with IBM and Daley College to develop student “innovators” who will advance humanity. Innovators have the opportunity to intern at various IT corporations throughout Chicago, and those who meet the school’s college requirements take courses at Daley.

Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy is an Early College Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math School. Our doors opened during the 2012-2013 school year to 242 freshmen. Our mission is for our student "innovators" to earn both a high school diploma and significant college credits while mastering the Goode Life Habits. Through a unique collaboration that connects high school, college and career, Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy partners with IBM and Daley College to develop Innovators that will advance humanity. At Goode STEM Academy, our Innovators DO college. Innovators only take 4 classes each semester and have the opportunity to earn 8 credits above the graduation requirement. In addition, Innovators that meet our college requirements start to take courses at Daley College. Currently, 40% of our sophomores and juniors take classes at Daley College. Our course sequences are aligned to various Associate Degree pathways in Information Technology: computer science, web development, and networking. In addition, Innovators have the opportunity to intern at various IT corporations throughout Chicago.
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 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 ACT Score18.30
The ACT 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 18.2.
Graduation Rates96%
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 Rates90%
College Readiness11%
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 Mobility5%
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 Attendance90%
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 Attendance90%
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?Weak
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence?Weak
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school?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 Enrollment893
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?
Demographics
Black 51.2%
Hispanic 46.6%
Other 1.2%
White 0.8%
Asian 0.2%
Black 57.8%
Hispanic 39.8%
Other 1.2%
White 1%
Asian 0.2%
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 10
School TypeCitywide Option
ProgramsEarly College STEM School
Application RequirementsStudents are randomly selcted by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: students who live within the school's overlay boundary and attend an Information Session; students who live within the school's network and attend an Information Session; students who live outside of the network and attend an Information Session; students who live within the school's overlay boundary and do not attend an Information Session; students who live within the school's network and do not attend an Information Session; students who live outside of the network and do not attend an Information Session.

How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
SelectionsAttendance at an Information Session is not required, but preference is given to students who attend an Information Session.
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule7:30 am - 2:45 pm
Bilingual ServicesYes
Learn Morehttp://illinoisreportcard.com/School.aspx?schoolId=150162990250861
Extracurriculars
College and CareerACT/SAT Prep CoursesCareer DevelopmentCareer/Job TrainingCollege 10%College ExplorationCollege ToursDual Enrollment
SportsBaseballBaseball, BoysBasketballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsCheerleadingConditioning and FitnessDanceFootballPom-Pon / SpiritSoccerSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsSoftballSwimmingTennisTrack and FieldTrack and Field, BoysTrack and Field, GirlsVolleyballVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, GirlsWrestling
ArtsArt ClubArt HistoryBandCeramicsChoirDanceDramaGuitarMusic TheoryPaintingPhotographyTalent ShowTheaterWeb Design
MediaBroadcastingLouder Than A Bomb
STEMComputer Science ClubInformation Technology ProgramRoboticsScience Club
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
ScholasticAP StatisticsBilingual Programs/CoursesBilingual SupportBiology 114Career AcademiesCareer and Technical Education ProgramsCIS 116CIS 144College and Career AcademyCollege Prep Math and ScienceCTE Information TechnologyDebateEngineeringEnglish 101English 102Global StudiesInformation TechnologyMath 118Math 207Math ClubMusic 101NewspaperPersonal FinanceSociologySpanishStudio ArtSummer SchoolTechnology ClubTutoringYearbook
Life and LeadershipPeace CirclesPeer MentorsRestorative JusticeService Learning/Community Volunteer ProgramStudent AmbassadorsStudent Council/GovernmentStudent Government
Parents and CommunityConflict ResolutionEnrichment ClassesField TripParent Advisory/GroupPeace Circles
Other(Not Available)