Early College STEM School

Chicago Vocational

Career Academy

Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

2100 E 87th St
Chicago, IL  60617

Main:
(773) 535-6100
Web:
www.cvcacademy.org
CVCA is an Early College Science, Technology, Engineering and Math School (ECSS), which enables students to earn both a high school diploma and college credits. Motorola Solutions is CVCA’s ECSS partner.
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 ACT Score14.50
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 Rates77%
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 Rates43%
College Readiness4%
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 Mobility22%
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 Attendance84%
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?Strong
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement?Strong
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 size16
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 Enrollment837
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
White 0.1%
Black 96.7%
Hispanic 2.3%
Other 1.0%
Black 97.9%
Hispanic 1.5%
Other 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
NetworkNetwork 12
School TypeCareer Academy
ProgramsCTE - Lottery CTE - Selective Early College STEM School General Education
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 go.cps.edu.
Selections(Not Available)
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule8:00 am - 3:15 pm
Bilingual ServicesNo
Learn Morehttp://illinoisreportcard.com/School.aspx?schoolId=150162990250526
Extracurriculars
College and CareerACT/SAT Prep CoursesCareer AcademiesCollege 50%
Sports16 Inch SoftballBaseball, BoysBasketballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsBowlingCheerleadingCross CountryCross Country, BoysCross Country, GirlsFootballIntramuralsMajorettesPom-Pon / SpiritSoccerSoccer, GirlsSoftballSpecial OlympicsTrack and FieldTrack and Field, BoysTrack and Field, GirlsVolleyballWrestlingYoga/Pilates
ArtsBandBand/OrchestraChoirchorusDramaDrama ClubGrils ScoutsPoetry ClubSpoken WordTheaterYearbookYoung Writer’s ClubYoung Writers Club
Media(Not Available)
STEM(Not Available)
Health and WellnessCrisis Intervention ServicesYoga
ScholasticAdvanced Placement (7)Agricultural ScienceAmerican Sign Language 1American Sign Language 2AP BiologyAP English Literature and CompositionAP Human GeographyAP PsychologyAP StatisticsBook ClubBook/Reading ClubCarpentryCosmetology - Personal Care ServicesCTE - Horticultural ScienceCulinary and HospitalityDiesel TechnologiesEnglish Language and CompositionHealth SciencesNewspaperSpanish 1-2Spanish 1-3Spanish IStudio Art: General PortfolioSummer SchoolSupplemental Educational Services (SES) TutoringTitle 1 ProgramsYearbook
Life and LeadershipColor GuardJROTCPeer MentorsStudent Ambassadors
Parents and CommunitySafe Passage
Other(Not Available)