Service Learning (Military)

Chicago Military Academy

Military Academy

Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

3519 S. Giles Ave
Chicago, IL  60653

(773) 534-9750
The oldest military academy in Chicago, Chicago Military Academy at Bronzeville prepares students for postsecondary success through a robust student-centered military model of functional responsibility and an emphasis on math and science. Routinely, the Academy graduates cadets who enter U.S. Service Academis or become Posse Scholars. As Bronze Award winner of U.S. News & World Report's "Best High Schools in America," CMA-B cadets who enter the Academy with drive and self-discipline learn and practice authentic leadership skills that benefit them and their communities for a lifetime.
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 Track82%
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 Score907
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 Rates89%
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 Rates59%
College Readiness21%
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 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 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?Neutral
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?Strong
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?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?Neutral
School Fit
Avg Class size20
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 Enrollment299
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?
Asian 0.3%
Black 62.9%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 34.799999999999997%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 1.3%
Two or More Races 1%
Black 65.1%
Hispanic 31.9%
White 1.6%
Other 1.0%
Black 74.9%
Hispanic 22.9%
White 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 17
School TypeMilitary Academy
ProgramsService Learning (Military)
Application RequirementsEligible students must attend an Information Session, during which they will sign a Commitment Agreement, complete a Motivation and Perseverance Assessment and write a brief essay. Selections will be based on a point system with a maximum of 500 points, derived from 7th grade final (cumulative) grades (100 points), 7th grade NWEA MAP scores (150 points), the two-part assessment (50 for each part), and the essay (100 points).

How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at
SelectionsAll applicants: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP.

Attendance at an Information Session is required for eligible applicants.
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule8:00 am - 3:05 pm
Bilingual ServicesYes
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