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Deadline for the College and Career Academies application extended

December 27, 2010

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.

Application process/tips

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 PDF icon..

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 Opens in a new window icon. or call (773) 553-2108. If you have questions about the application and selection process, contact Academic Enhancement at (773) 553-2240.