Proposed New School Sites Announced

Here are the proposed new school sites for next year, just announced by CPS:

Seven high schools and where they're supposed to go:

  • Air Force Academy High

    School at Medill ES

  • Chicago Academy for Advanced

    Technology at Medill too

  • Alcott High School for the

    Humanities at Schneider ES

  • EPIC Academy at South Chicago ES
  • Talent Development High

    School at Tilton

  • Noble Street Charter School at Cregier (!!!)
  • Urban Prep Academy for Young Men East

    Garfield Park at Cather ES

The three elementary school building location proposals

are:

  • Barbara A.

    Sizemore Academy at Johns Middle Academy

  • Park Preparatory Academy at Faraday Elementary

  • South Shore Fine Arts Academy at South Loop ES St.

And the middle school building location proposal

is:

  • KIPP

    Ascend Charter School at Penn ES

Click below for full details, hearing information, and all the rest.

FOR

IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 12, 2009

Chicago Board of Education Expected to Vote

this Month on

Proposed Locations for New

Schools

At this

month’s meeting, the Chicago Board of Education is expected to consider 10

proposed locations for nine new schools and two existing schools looking to

expand or move in the fall of 2009. The proposals, recommended by Chicago Public School officials, will kick off the

final stage of the new school creation process, pending Board approval

Wednesday, March 25. Seven of the schools are high schools, three are elementary

schools, and one is a middle school.

The seven high school building location proposals

are:

  • Air Force Academy High

    School, a new performance school, will serve

    students in grades 9-12. It is being proposed to share space with the

    Chicago

    Academy for Advanced

    Technology (CAAT) at Medill Elementary, 1301 W. 14th St.

    Medill was approved to be consolidated

    into Smyth Elementary at the February board meeting due to

    underutilization.

  • Chicago Academy for Advanced

    Technology, a new contract school, will serve

    students in grades 9-12. It is being proposed to establish its address and

    share space with Air Force

    Academy High

    School at Medill Elementary, 1301 W. 14th

    St.

  • Alcott High School for the

    Humanities,

    a new performance school expanded from

    the current Alcott Elementary

    School, will serve students in grades 9-12. It is

    being proposed to share space with Schneider Elementary, 2957 N. Hoyne.

  • EPIC Academy, a new contract school, will serve

    students in grades 9-12. EPIC, which stands for Expeditionary Path to Innovative

    Change, is being proposed to

    establish their address at South Chicago Elementary, 8255 S. Houston

    Ave.

    South Chicago was approved to be

    closed for underutilization at the February board meeting.

  • Talent Development High

    School, a new contract school, will serve

    students in grades 9-12. It is being proposed to share space with Tilton

    Elementary, 223 N. Keeler.

—more—

  • Noble Street Charter School, a new

    campus of the Noble Network of Charter Schools, will serve students in grades 9-12. It

    is being proposed to share space with Best Practices High

    School at the Cregier Multiplex, 2040 W.

    Adams. Best Practices was approved to be phased out due to low

    enrollment at the February board meeting.

  • Urban Prep Academy for Young Men East

    Garfield Park, a

    new contract school and the first new school based on the existing model at

    Urban

    Prep Charter Academy, will serve students in grades

    9-12. It is being proposed to share space with Cather Elementary, 2908 W. Washington

    Blvd.

The three elementary school building location proposals

are:

  • Barbara A.

    Sizemore Academy of Betty Shabazz International Charter School,

    an

    existing charter school, serves students in grades K-4 and grade 8. It is

    being proposed to be relocated to the former Johns Middle Academy, 6936 S. Hermitage, and would

    expand to eventually serve students in grades K-8, if approved. Johns Middle Academy was closed last year due to

    under-enrollment.

  • Garfield

    Park Preparatory Academy, a new

    contract school, will serve students in grades K-8. It is being proposed to

    share space with Faraday Elementary, 3250 W.

    Monroe.

  • South Shore Fine Arts Academy,

    a

    new performance school based on the existing model at South Loop Elementary,

    will serve students in grades K-8. It is being proposed to share space with

    Fermi Elementary, 1415 E.

    70th

    St.

And the middle school building location proposal

is:

  • KIPP

    Ascend Charter School, an

    existing charter school, serves students in grades 5-8. It is being proposed

    to share space with Penn Elementary, 1616 S. Avers.

Attached is

a list of public hearings scheduled for parents and community members to voice

their opinions about the proposals. District leaders will take all comments into

consideration before presenting their final proposals to the Board on March 25,

when board members are expected to vote on the recommendations.

The Chicago Public Schools is the nation’s third-largest school

system. It includes more than 600

schools and about 405,000 students.

The Office of New Schools

will be holding Public Hearings, March 16-19, to accept public comment

on the CEO’s proposal to allow new schools to either share building

space with an existing CPS school, or open in a vacant CPS building.

PUBLIC

HEARING SCHEDULE

New

School

Facility

Community

Date

Time

Hearing

Location

Air Force

Academy

Medill Elementary School Near West Side Monday

March 16, 2009

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1301 W. 14th St.
Career

Academy for Advanced Technology

Medill Elementary School Near West Side Monday

March 16, 2009

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1301 W. 14th St.
EPIC Academy

High School

South Chicago Community School South Chicago Monday

March 16, 2009

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Russell Square Park

3045 E. 83rd

Alcott

High School for the Humanities

Schneider Elementary School North Center Tuesday

March 17, 2009

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 2957 N. Hoyne
Garfield

Park Preparatory Academy

Faraday Elementary School East Garfield Park Tuesday

March 17, 2009

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 3250 W. Monroe
KIPP Ascend

Charter School

Penn Elementary School West Garfield Park Tuesday March 17, 2009 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1616 S. Avers
Noble Street

Charter High School- New Campus

Best Practices High School at Cregier Near West Side Wednesday March 18, 2009 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 2040 W. Adams
South Shore

Fine Arts Academy

Fermi Elementary School South Shore Wednesday March 18, 2009 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1415 E. 70th St.
Talent

Development High School

Tilton Elementary School West Garfield Park Wednesday March 18, 2009 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 223 N. Keeler
Barbara

A. Sizemore Academy of Betty Shabazz International Charter School

Johns Middle Academy Englewood Thursday

March 19, 2009

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm St. Andrews Church

6722 S. Hermitage

Urban Prep-

East Garfield Park

Cather Elementary School East Garfield Park Thursday

March 19, 2009

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 2908 W. Washington

All persons interested

in speaking should sign up between 5:30pm-6:30pm. Speakers will have

two minutes to speak and will be called in the order in which they sign

up. The hearings will conclude at 8:00pm or after the last person who

has signed in to speak has spoken, whichever comes first.

A copy of the new school

proposal can be reviewed in the Office of New Schools, 125 S. Clark

St, 5th floor, Chicago Public Schools. If you would like

additional information, please contact the Office of New Schools at

773-553-1530.

If you require the assistance of a

licensed sign language interpreter, please contact Eileen Andrews by

5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2009 via Text Net at (1-866 239-9207) Please

leave a message with the name of the school and the date and time you

will attend.

These sites may not be fully accessible

to all people with mobility impairments. Persons with disabilities who

have questions about access or need an accommodation should contact

Tracy Kelley at 773-553-5597 as soon as possible.

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