Dual Enrollment

DeVry Advantage Academy HS


Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

3300 N Campbell Ave
Chicago, IL  60618

(773) 697-2216
DeVry students (grades 11 and 12) graduate with a high school diploma and an Associates Degree in Network Systems Administration or Web Graphics Design, with college tuition, books and fees paid by DeVry/CPS.

DeVry University Advantage Academy’s accelerated curriculum provides highly motivated students a career and postsecondary advantage. Students earn an Associate’s degree in Network Systems Administration (NSA) or Web Graphic Design (WGD) while completing high school requirements. Graduates are poised to transfer to a 4-year program of study to complete their bachelor’s degree, often in as little as 2 years!

Students may play on Alcott High School’s teams for girls’ and boys’ basketball, cross country, soccer, track, and volleyball. Other sports can be played with other schools, contingent upon approval of both
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 Track(Not Available)
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 Score1,040
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 Rates100%
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 Rates87%
College Readiness58%
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 Mobility2%
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 Attendance96%
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 Attendance92%
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?Very Strong
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?Very Strong
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?Very Strong
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement?Very Strong
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence?Very Strong
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school?Strong
School Fit
Avg Class size19
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 Enrollment173
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 28.3%
American Indian / Alaskan .57799999999999996%
Asian 4.0460000000000003%
Hispanic 58.4%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 6.4%
Two or More Races 2.31%
Hispanic 46.4%
Black 33.9%
White 8.9%
Asian 7.3%
Other 3.6%
Hispanic 51.3%
Black 34.5%
White 8.1%
Asian 4.6%
Other 1.5%
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 TypeMagnet
ProgramsDual Enrollment
Application RequirementsAttendance at an information session is required. Contact Quitman Dillard at DRecruitment@devry.edu or visit Devry.cps.k12.il.us to schedule attendance at an information session and for additional information about the school’s application and selection processes.

How to Apply
Contact Quitman Dillard at 773-697-2221 or DRecruitment@devry.edu or visit devry.cps.k12.il.us
SelectionsApplicants must be Chicago resident students who have completed required 9th and 10th grade courses, including physical education, by the summer of 2018.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 and a minimum attendance rate of 90%.

Applicants must attend an Information Session with a parent or guardian. Sessions run from November 2017 - February 2018.
Grades Served11 - 12
Daily Schedule8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Bilingual ServicesYes
Learn Morehttp://iirc.niu.edu/School.aspx?schoolid=150162990250832
College and CareerACT/SAT Prep CoursesAssociate’s Degree in Network AdministrationAssociate’s Degree in Web Graphic DesignCareer DevelopmentCareer/Job TrainingCollege 90%College ToursDual EnrollmentService Learning/Community Volunteer Program
SportsBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsCross Country, BoysCross Country, GirlsSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsTrack and Field, BoysVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, Girls
ArtsAnimationAnimation/CartoonArt ClubDanceDance ClubGlee ClubGraphic DesignPhotographyTheaterTroupe PerformancesWeb DesignYearbook
Media(Not Available)
STEM(Not Available)
Health and WellnessCrisis Intervention Services
ScholasticAdvanced PlacementAdvanced Placement (5)AP BiologyAP Calculus BCAP Environmental ScienceChess TeamDual Credit Courses (high school and college)English Language and CompositionJournalism ClubNewspaperScience ClubScience OlympiadSpanish 1-3Spanish Language
Life and LeadershipNational Honor SocietyPeace CirclesPeer JuryRestorative JusticeService Learning ClubStudent Council/GovernmentUMOJA Student Development Corporation
Parents and CommunityParent Advisory/GroupTransition to College Workshops
OtherChess Club