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19 New Proposed Ren10 Schools, Not Four

According to this CPS press release, CPS is recommending 19 new schools to the Board next week, not just the four that were reported by the Sun-Times.  Now that I think about it, four did seem a little low, compared to past years.  Usually they close four or five -- that fun still awaits us later this winter -- and open a dozen or so.  Anyway, read below to see the release and the names of the new schools.  Read the previous post to see the back story -- who proposed schools, where the TACs were located, etc. 

Duncan
Recommends 19 New Schools for November Board Vote


Five Career Prep High Schools and
Marine Military Academy among recommendations

Golden Apple teachers
behind proposed charter elementary school

      The
Request for Proposals (RFP) process for new schools opening fall of
2007 and 2008 entered its third stage on Monday when Chicago Public
Schools Chief Executive Officer Arne Duncan announced 19 new school
recommendations to be submitted to the Chicago Board of Education for
approval on November 15, following public hearings this week.

      Back
in May we asked for creative, high-quality school proposals that emphasized
career prep, said Duncan. Were very excited and pleased about
the proposals weve received because of the great education options
these schools offer children and families living in neighborhoods which
need them most.

      The
19 proposals include 11 high schools and eight elementary schools. Three
high schools and three elementary schools are proposed for existing
CPS sites, and nine high schools and four elementary schools are proposed
for independent sites. Twelve schools are slated to open fall of 2007,
and seven schools are slated to open fall of 2008, pending approval
from the Board of Education.

      The
three high schools recommended for CPS sites are:

    • Austin Polytechnical
        Academy,
      a performance school, will offer a blended curriculum of
        career prep and college prep with an emphasis on manufacturing, management
        and production. Ninth and 10th-graders will focus on school-based
        learning skills, while 11th and 12th-graders will
        gain experience in technology-based companies. The school is proposed
        for the fall of 2007 at Austin High School, 231 N. Pine.

    • North Lawndale
        College Prep,
      a successful West Side charter high school, 
        is proposing a second campus with a college prep curriculum. The proposed
        high school will offer college programs throughout the year and college
        counselors will follow each class for five years, including the first
        year of college. The school is proposed for the fall of 2007 at Collins
        High School, 1313 S. Sacramento.

      -more-

    • The Academy of
        Urban School Leadership
      will offer a performance high school with
        a college prep curriculum. The proposal calls for the school to eventually
        become a site for teacher training where student teachers can be mentored
        one year in the classroom by a master teacher. The school is proposed
        for the fall of 2007 at Collins High School, 1313 S. Sacramento. 
        AUSL already runs four elementary schools and one high school in Chicago.

      The
nine high schools recommended for independent sites are:

    • Marine Military
        Academy,
      a proposed performance school, will serve grades 9-12 and
        will be modeled after the Marine military training model.  The
        curriculum will be a combination of career and college prep with a math
        and science focus. If approved, it will be the first public Marine Junior
        Reserved Officer Training Corps (JROTC) high school in the nation. The
        school is proposed for fall of 2007 at 145 S. Campbell.

    • Henry Ford Learning
        Institute,
      a proposed charter school, will serve grades 9-12. The
        school will feature both a career prep and college prep curriculum,
        where students will work alongside adults in a variety of job environments. 
        Located at 931 S. Homan, the old Powerhouse, the school is proposed
        for fall 2007.

    • Prologue Early
        College,
      a proposed contract school to be operated by Youth Connections
        Charter, will serve grades 9-12. It will serve dropouts ages 17-21,
        and cater to students who have not succeeded in traditional high schools.
        The early college model allows students to earn college credit while
        enrolled in high school. The school is proposed for the fall of 2007
        at 640 W. Irving Park.

    • West Town Academy
        Charter School,
      a proposed contract school, will serve grades 9-12.
        It will also cater to students who have not succeeded in traditional
        high schools. It will have a community-based career prep curriculum,
        preparing students for work and higher education. The school is proposed
        for 2007 at 4334 W. Chicago.

    • ASPIRA Technology,
        a proposed charter school, will serve grades 9-12 with a focus on preparing
        students for technology-related jobs.  It will also offer a 4-year college
        prep math and science curriculum, and emphasize the social, cultural
        and political climate of the surrounding community. The school is proposed
        for 2008 at 1856 N. LeClaire.

    • ASPIRA Trade
        Tech High School,
      a proposed career prep charter high school with
        a focus on the construction trades. It will have a 4-year math and science
        curriculum where students can gain up to one year in certified trade
        programs. There will also be an emphasis on the social, cultural and
        political climate of the community. The school is proposed for 2008
        at 4101 W. Ann Lurie Pl.

      -more-

    • Noble Street
        Charter School-Maroon Campus,
      a proposed charter high school will
        have a college prep curriculum and an emphasis on civic responsibility
        and respect for the community and the environment. The school is proposed
        for the fall of 2007 at 3645 W. Chicago Ave.

    • Noble Street
        Charter School-Brown Campus,
      a proposed charter high school will
        also have the same educational philosophy as the school above. The school
        is proposed for the fall of 2007 at 1460 W. Superior Ave.

      The three elementary
      schools recommended for CPS sites are:

    • Polaris Charter
        Academy,
      is a proposed K-8 charter school submitted by three
        CPS Golden Apple winners and a principal graduate of the New Leaders
        for New Schools. It will offer an Expeditionary Learning curriculum
        with activities outside the classroom integrating field work, service
        learning and adventure, feature a longer school day and year, and allow
        for flexible scheduling to support more teacher planning time and independent
        student learning projects. It has been proposed for fall 2007 at Morse
        Elementary, 620 N. Sawyer.

    • Frazier International
        Baccalaureate Magnet School,
      is 
        a proposed K-8 performance school submitted by the CPS Office of Academic
        Enhancement, which runs the districts International Baccalaureate
        (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) magnet schools. Modeled on three successful
        CPS PYP magnet schools, it will prepare students for high school IB
        programs. The principal candidate is a 16-year veteran of CPS and has
        experience with several IB programs. The school is open to students
        from across the city through the magnet lottery process but includes
        a set-aside for neighborhood students.  It is proposed for fall
        2007 at Frazier Elementary, 4027 W. Grenshaw.

    • Frazier Preparatory
        Community,
      a proposed contract school serving grades K-8, was founded
        by a board of directors based in North Lawndale. The schools principal
        candidate is a graduate of New Leaders for New Schools, and will be
        operated by Mosaica, a national education management organization. The
        curriculum will focus on music, lecture, performance and multimedia,
        and is proposed for fall 2007 at Frazier Elementary, 4027 W. Grenshaw.

      The
five elementary schools recommended for independent sites are:

    • Chicago International Charter
        School-Avondale,
      a proposed charter school, will serve grades K-8.
        Operated by the Chicago Charter School Foundation, the mission is to
        provide innovation and choice in Chicago. The school is proposed for
        fall 2007 at 3834 N. Spaulding.   Chicago International already
        runs eight charter schools in Chicago.

    • UNO Charter School
        Network-Archer Heights Campus
      will be a proposed charter school
        based on community needs. The school is proposed for fall of 2008 at
        4248 W. 47th St.  UNO (United Neighborhoods Organization)
        currently runs four charter schools in Chicago.

      -more-

    • UNO Charter School Network-Archer
        Heights Campus,
      one of two proposed charter schools serving grades
        K-8 at this location, will provide a disciplined environment with high
        academic expectations and intensive English instruction. The curriculum
        will involve instruction to help students master fundamental literacy
        and develop math skills to enter Chicago
      s
        best high schools. The school is proposed for fall 2008 at 424
      8 W. 47th St.

    • UNO Charter School Network-Archer
        Heights Campus,
      the other proposed charter schools serving grades
        K-8 will have a similar educational philosophy. The school is proposed
        for fall 2008 at 4248 W. 47th St.

    • UNO Charter School Network-Brighton
        Park Campus,
      a proposed charter school serving grades K-8 will provide
        a disciplined environment with high academic expectations and intensive
        English instruction. The curriculum will involve instruction to help
        students master fundamental literacy and develop math skills to enter
        Chicago
      s best high schools.
        The school is proposed for fall 2008 at 2916 w. 47
      th
        St.

      Duncan
said,
Were excited
by the ambition and innovation of these proposals.
They
reflect a great deal of input from the community, from educators and
from many others and they will offer great new educational options to
children and families in communities all across Chicago.

      Renaissance
2010 aims to create 100 new schools by 2010 to replace low-performing
schools, provide new educational options to underserved communities
and relieve school overcrowding in communities experiencing rapid growth. 

      

Under
Renaissance 2010, 15 new schools opened this fall, 22 new schools opened
in the fall of 2005, and under the original pilot program that preceded
the June 2004 start of Renaissance 2010, five additional schools opened
at Dodge, Williams and Terrell in 2003 and 2004, for a total of 40 schools.

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