School of STEM

Chicago Technology Academy


Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

1301 W 14th St
Chicago, IL  60608

(773) 534-7755
Inspiring, educating and connecting the next generation of leaders: that’s ChiTech. ChiTech students learn software and mobile app development, web design and how to create their own tech start-up.

Chicago Tech Academy’s mission is to educate, empower and connect a diverse next generation of entrepreneurial thinkers to discover their passions, succeed in college and thrive in a digital world.

ChiTech is different because ALL STUDENTS:
1. Complete hands on projects where they discover, investigate and solve problems that engage their community through Project Based Learning.

2. Participate in a college and career success program through One Goal, Embarc, Senior Seminar or Genesys Works.

3. Receive enhanced STEM coursework, with courses such as AP Computer Science, Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering and Multimedia Arts.

4. Learn entrepreneurship principles where they are inspired to be fearless, confident and connected learners, and compete in city-wide entrepreneurship challenges.

5. Engage in real world learning. ChiTech works with 100+ partners such as DDB, Vibes Media, Gogo Air, SAP, Tech Nexus, Black Tech Mecca and CNA Insurance to provide students with early exposure to work-based learning and internships.
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 Track93%
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 Score848
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 Rates56%
College Readiness19%
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 Mobility12%
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 Attendance(Not Available)
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?Strong
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school?Weak
School Fit
Avg Class size9
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 Enrollment269
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 80.3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian .74299999999999999%
Hispanic 16%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 2.2000000000000002%
Two or More Races .37%
Black 76.4%
Hispanic 18.9%
White 3.4%
Other 0.4%
Asian 0.9%
Black 77.6%
Hispanic 18.3%
White 2.5%
Other 0.9%
Asian 0.6%
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
School TypeContract
ProgramsSchool of STEM
Application RequirementsStudents are randomly selected by computerized lottery.

How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at
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Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule8:50 am - 3:40 pm
Bilingual ServicesYes
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