Chicago Public Schools has extended the deadline for the College and Career Academy High School application. The new deadline to submit an application is Monday, January 10, 2011. All applications must be received in the Office of Academic Enhancement at 125 S. Clark Street 4th floor by 5pm that day. Please note this extension is for CTE College and Career Academy applications ONLY (not Selective Enrollment or other high school applications).
CPS College and Career Academies feature a unique, proven approach to preparing high school students for college and career success. Utilizing state-of-the-art labs, students are engaged in industry-focused technical instruction that supplements CPS' college prep core curriculum. Students receive real-world training and exposure to job shadowing and internships, soft skills training, and opportunities to receive scholarships, industry-recognized credentials and college credit.
The academies are housed in existing high schools and have expanded to citywide boundaries to enable students to select the program they would like to participate in, even if it is not offered at their neighborhood school. There are 16 high schools housing College and Career Academies included in the 2011-2012 application.
Students will be enrolled at the freshman level in fall 2011. Applications from current 8th grade students must be delivered to the Office of Academic Enhancement no later than January 10, 2011 at 5:00pm.
Before you complete the application, be sure to have the following items handy:
- Personal Information: Applicant's name, address, CPS ID number (if student is a current CPS student), gender, and birth date.
- IEP/504: Indicate if the student has an IEP or 504 Plan. If yes, include a copy of the IEP or 504 Plan.
- Parent/Guardian information: Provide a parent/guardian's name, work/cell and home telephone numbers.
- For charter students or non-CPS students only: Need to have counselor from previous school provide 2009-2010 final test scores for ISAT, ITBS, TERRA NOVA, CAT, or other test. Also must provide 2009-2010 final grades for reading, math, science and social science along with the signature of the counselor or principal from the student’s school.
College and Career Academy applications
Download the College and Career Academy application here .
College and Career academies
The schools and associated academies that are included in the College & Career Academy application for the 2011-12 school year are:
Agricultural Education at Marshall
Allied Health at Crane, Dunbar, Juarez, Julian, Marshall and Sullivan
Architecture at Juarez
Automotive Technology at Crane, Dunbar and Schurz
Broadcast Technology and Digital Media at Julian
Business and Finance at Curie, Julian and Schurz
Early Childhood Education at Curie and Orr
Construction and Architecture at Dunbar, Fenger and Harper
Cosmetology at Dunbar
Culinary at Marshall
Culinary and Hospitality at Curie, Dunbar, Fenger, Harper, Juarez and Manley
Database Programming at Curie
Design Academy (Including Broadcast Technology, Digital Media, Architecture & Carpentry) at Curie
Information Technology at Curie, Crane, Harlan, Juarez, Mather and Orr
Law and Public Safety at Mather and Wells
Logistics at Wells
Manufacturing & Auto Technology at Curie
Medical Assistant at Manley
Medical & Health Careers at Crane, Dunbar, Juarez, Julian and Sullivan
Pre-Engineering at Austin Polytech
Teaching at Curie and Wells
For more information about College and Career Academies, go to www.chooseyourfuture.org or call (773) 553-2108. If you have questions about the application and selection process, contact Academic Enhancement at (773) 553-2240.