Intrinsic II Downtown Campus

Intrinsic Schools is a network of public charter schools in Chicago that features integrated team-taught blocks in big open spaces. Our flagship Belmont Campus, located at 4540 W Belmont Ave, opened in 2013 in a converted lumber yard. Belmont graduated its first class in 2017 and has earned a “CPS Level 1+ School Quality Rating,”…
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Art in Motion

Art In Motion (AIM) is Chicago’s premier creative arts school. The AIM student experience is student-centered, arts-infused, and personalized for every learner! Our unique focus on the arts, culture and social emotional learning, coupled with the middle school to high school model holistically supports our students for a thriving future. Located on Chicago’s Southside, we…
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Youth Connection Charter School – McKinley-Lakeside Leadership Academy

McKinley-Lakeside Leadership Academy (MLLA), formerly known as Ada S. McKinley Lakeside Academy, provides comprehensive educational support designed to assist high school students get their education back on track and foster college, career preparedness. MLLA diligently works to support and prepare students to learn and build skills necessary to compete in a global workforce and live…
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YouthBuild McLean County Charter School

YouthBuild seeks to offer young people a once in a lifetime opportunity to build their futures and communities through education, leadership, job training, and the rehabilitation and production of affordable housing, while keeping a profound respect for and a commitment to a real partnership with youth. For unemployed, out-of- school young people, YouthBuild McLean County…
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Youth Connection Charter School – West Town Academy Alternative High School

West Town Academy (W.T.A) offers a high school program that includes college and career counseling and community-oriented extracurricular activities. West Town Academy is part of the 26-year history of the Greater West Town Community Development Project (G.W.T.C.D.P). The school has provided free educational and vocational programs to anyone seeking to get ahead in life. The…
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Youth Connection Charter School – CCA Academy

CCA Academy’s mission is to create lifelong learners. CCA’s philosophy starts with the fundamental belief that every individual can and will learn, and that we all can learn from one another and nurture each other to enable each of us to reach our fullest potential. CCA is a small, charter high school where teachers and…
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Youth Connection Charter School – Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School

Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School’s (PACHS) mission is to provide the quality educational experience needed to empower students to engage in critical thinking and social transformation. PACHS is located in Humboldt Park and takes pride in being an active learning environment in the Puerto Rican Community. PACHS believes in community engagement and…
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Youth Connection Charter School – Jane Addams High School

Jane Addams High School’s goal is to provide a high-quality education while teaching students to become true critical thinkers, encouraging self-sufficiency, and enhancing the capabilities of becoming self-sufficient. Its dual enrollment program allows students to enroll in college-level courses before they graduate, reducing the amount of time and money needed to complete two-year or four-year…
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Youth Connection Charter School – Progressive Leadership Academy

Progressive Leadership Academy, formerly Charles Houston High School, offers students opportunities to get back on track by completing classes needed to get a high school diploma. Progressive Leadership Academy is a community-based learning campus which provides an IT pathway that emphasizes critical thinking skills along with a self-reliance mindset. The program focuses on robotics and…
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Youth Connection Charter School – Olive Harvey Middle College

Olive-Harvey Middle College High School (O.H.M.C) fosters a nurturing and positive educational environment for all students. The school offers a unique, comprehensive and quality education to reclaimed youth. O.H.M.C seeks to build and cultivate student self-esteem by offering an alternative educational experience. The holistic approach offers each student the opportunity to develop the skills and…
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Youth Connection Charter School – Association House High School

Formerly El Cuarto Año H.S., the Association House High School (A.H.H.S) in Humboldt Park offers a new path for students who have been left behind by traditional public schools, and an opportunity to earn a high school diploma. A.H.H.S collaborates with Alternative Schools Network and inter-agency alliances. AHHS’ team of certified teachers, mentors, and support…
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Youth Connection Charter School – Community Youth Development Institute

Community Youth Development Institute (CYDI) equips students with social and academic skills emphasized through a nontraditional structured learning environment. Students are prepared to be productive members of society, while developing skills in reading, mathematics, science, writing, social studies, career exploration and critical thinking. All skills are enhanced by computer instruction. Group and individual counseling are…
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Youth Connection Charter School – Youth Connection Leadership Academy

Youth Connection Leadership Academy (Y.C.L.A) casts a vision for the future and enables students to be active members of the community. The school community believes in a safe, positive and welcoming environment that is inclusive of all students and their individualized learning needs.

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Youth Connection Charter School – Austin Career Education Center

Austin Career Education Center provides a supportive learning community in a non-traditional high school setting that engages and empowers students. Austin Career offers its students a variety of educational experiences and opportunities to pursue college as well as vocational training. Each student is able to evaluate their goals and utilize the tools provided to get…
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Youth Connection Charter School – Innovations High School of Art Integration

Innovations High School’s (I.H.S) arts integration teaching model inspires, motivates and empowers students to succeed in an ever-changing world. I.H.S empowers students by giving them an environment where art becomes an enabling force, offering students pathways and avenues of expression, while learning the core subject matters. Innovations High School is designed to refocus students on…
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Youth Connection Charter School – Truman Middle College

Truman Middle College (T.M.C) aspires to empower students to rise above barriers in order to become successful college students and career-minded individuals. With a college and career readiness curriculum, Truman Middle College provides students with tools need to transition to higher education and fulfilling professions. TMC helps students learn how to advocate for themselves and…
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Youth Connection Charter School – Latino Youth High School

Latino Youth High School (LYHS), located at the Pilsen Wellness Center, utilizes a student-centered learning approach that emphasizes individualized instruction coupled with various social-emotional support services in order to create a safe and welcoming learning environment. The school’s mission is to challenge students with rigorous academics. School educators and staff provide relentless support, enabling students…
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Youth Connection Charter School – Academy of Scholastic Achievement

Since 1978, the Academy of Scholastic Achievement (ASA) operated as a public high school aimed at serving the needs of students whose needs were not met at a traditional high school. ASA’s mission is to meet students as they are academically, socially, and emotionally, fostering a path to graduation. At the heart of ASA is…
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Youth Connection Charter School – West

YCCS – West, formerly Westside Holistic leadership Academy, welcomes students who are in need of a second chance to earn their diploma. YCCS-West provides a safe environment, with small classroom sizes ideal for learning. Course work is geared toward preparing students for college or vocational training and active participation in today’s global society. Teachers work…
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Youth Connection Charter School – Chatham Academy

Chatham Academy High School takes pride in supporting students who have returned to school to earn their diploma. Chatham Academy believes in second chances and provides the right mix of resources to create a safe and unique environment, where students can thrive and achieve beyond their expectations. Chatham supports students with a dedicated team of…
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