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CMSA Continues as the #1 Public Charter School in Illinois according to U.S. News & World Report

Chicago Math and Science AcademyUS News 2019 Best High Schools report is out! https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/search?charter=true&state-urlname=illinois CMSA continues to be the #1 Charter High School in the state. CMSA has held the #1 public charter high schools ranking for the past three years. Additionally, CMSA has been recognized made this national ranking list for high schools for five consecutive years.

U.S. News and World Report collects information entirely from the following third party sources: the U.S. Department of Education’s website, the Common Core of Data, updated annually; Statewide math and reading level assessment tests and high school graduation rates from the 2016-2017 school year; the College Board, International Baccalaureate IB exam.

Graduates“This significant achievement is made possible by the passion and dedications of our teachers who go beyond the call of the duty to ensure our students succeed,” states Ali Kuran, principal. “I could not be prouder of our teachers, students and staff. This honor is icing on the cake after receiving a 7-year public charter renewal from Chicago Public Schools.”

Since 2004, it has been the mission of CMSA, located in the Rogers Park community, to prepare students for college and the world beyond by offering high-quality, college-prep, STEM-focused education that changes the trajectory of students’ lives.
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Chicago Math & Science Academy is managed by Concept Schools. Concept Schools is a charter school management organization that manages or operates 31 public charter schools throughout the United States. Our college-prep curriculum is STEM-based, and like any other public school, each school in the Concept network is highly regulated and overseen by their respective school districts and charter authorizers. Schools within the Concept Network are continuously recognized for their excellence in education.

BOOK, BAKE & ART SALE SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 10:00AM–2:00PM

Dear Community Residents, Alumni and others interested in the growing success of Sullivan High School;

The library at Sullivan High School has many wonderful books in its stacks - but with the passage of time and a changing level of interest by today’s students, Principal Chad Adams, in consultation with his staff, is requesting we replace these books with others that will be of greater interest to today’s diverse learners.

As many of you know, in recent years, with no librarian, the former library - which was a tired outdated room - changed its function, and has emerged as a center for Sullivan’s growing international body of students - a place for them to feel safe, engage in mentoring and other small group work. In short, despite its outdated appearance, the room emerged as a student learning center of sorts.

Yet exciting and great changes are about to happen in this space.

The event at Sullivan on Saturday April 6th (6631 N. Bosworth) is more than just a book, bake and student art sale - as its a celebration of the changes about to occur.

We will be showcasing the progress we are making in transitioning the former library into a Friends of Sullivan funded “Student Learning Lounge and Newcomers Center.” With state of the art furniture paid for and donated by Friends of Sullivan on order, the room will take on an exciting new feel, benefitting all students.

On Saturday, Principal Adams will announce some other exciting developments regarding the school, and we will hear from student poets - twice - at around 11:00 and at around 1:00.

And more!!!!

Saturday’s event is great for community residents interested in learning more about Sullivan HS - and while there, find a few good books, support an artist, or purchase baked goods, many of them made by students in the Low Incidence Program…

And learn more about Friends of Sullivan, and learn about volunteer opportunities and help us with our mission to support extracurricular activities and other capital improvements at Sullivan and neighboring schools. Friends of Sullivan website.

Please spread the word, encouraging folks to show up and support our local high school. Funds raised will go back into the school, helping purchase new books that will be of interest to our diverse group of motivated learners.

It is now a tradition: Chicago Math and Science Academy (CMSA) again earns a Level 1+ ranking as one of the best schools in Chicago. The ranking comes from the Chicago Public Schools School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP). This marks the fourth consecutive year that CMSA has earned the highest level ranking among Chicago schools.

With Sullivan High Schools Saturday Book, Bake and Student Art Sale such a great success, Principal Chad Adams is pleased to announce that Sullivan will resume it for one more evening - Thursday April 11th, 4:00 - 8:00PM. With many amazing books remaining - geared for people of all ages (though no books for children) - we look forward to seeing as many as community members' hands as possible get their hands on great books.

On Saturday, neighborhood residents and Sullivan friends and alumni were thrilled to not only browse through great books, but also purchase baked goods (prepared in part by students in the Low Incidence Program) and wonderful art made by Sullivan students. With most books priced at only $1.00 each, and with many attendees generously making additional contributions, Sullivan made it nearly half way to its goal of raising $2500 for new books. Proceeds from bake sale and art went back to the Low Incidence program and art department for more supplies..

There was more! Attendees were thrilled to hear students and faculty read poetry and perform music. Even Principal Adams and Digital Media Teacher Samantha Spencer offered impressive performances. (Pictured above - ESL Social Worker Josh Zepeda.)

The non profit "Friends of Sullivan," which Principal Adams charged with the task of transitioning Sullivan's former library into a "Student Learning Lounge and Newcomer Center," is thrilled to see major progress reached, as we near completion of this project and perhaps a May ribbon cutting!

Check out Friends of Sullivan website for more information.

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