|High School Profile|
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HIGH SCHOOL PROFILE
The Community Services West (CSW) Career Academy is to provide education, career development, and support services that empower Chicago's West Side youth and their families to become self-directed and self-supporting individuals.
CSW Career Academy will be a premiere career education program where its unique student population will graduate from high school enrolled in higher education, prepared to successfully climb the hospitality career ladder in any are of their choosing.
Senior Class (Class of 2012): 44
Current Student enrollment: 180
Community Services West is based in the North Lawndale and West Garfield Park communities located on Chicago's west side, providing job opportunities for residents, referrals and counseling services for students and families. CSW Career Academy's racial make up is ninety-four percent (94%) Black and six percent (6%) Latino.
The CSW Career Academy is designed for students 16 to 21 years of age who are at-risk of academic failure with at least 10 credits earned towards their high school diploma and have an interest in the Culinary Arts. The course offerings which meet graduation requirements for the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) are:
required course (24 credits):
English 4 years Mathematics 3 years Social Sciences 3 years
Science 3 years World Language 2 years Career Ed 3 years
Music 1 year Art 1 year Health/PE 2 years
Electives 2 years
Public Law Consumer Education Driver's Education
Day School (8:00 a.m. - 2:07 p.m.), Evening School (2:09 p.m. - 7:58 p.m.) and Post Secondary Enrollment:
Students selected for enrollment in CSW Career Academy will have the option of attending either day or eveningin school programs while dually eenrolled in a post secondary program with Kennedy King College.
The Dual Enrollment Program between the Chicago Public Schools, CSW Career Academy and Washburne Culinary Institute at Kennedy King College will provide students with a Chicago Public Schools High School Diploma and 13 hours of college credit from Washburne Culinary Institute at Kennedy King College towards a culinary arts degree.
Accredited culinary courses provided through Washburne Culinary Institute will include but not limited to:
Introduction to Food Service I 3 credit hours
Food Safety and Sanitation I 2 credit hours
Chef Training I 8 credit hours
CSW Career Academy provides students the opportunity to participate in a credit recovery program via a distance learning program. CSW has allocated specific periods to meet the needs of all students participating in credit recovery via distance learning. On-site staff collaborate with distance learning faculty and staff to assist students with their questions. progress and success in the assigned courses.
CSW Career Academy, by retrieving students who have experienced an interruption in their educational program in the traditional high school setting, will provide realistic educational guidelines with academic rigor that are immediately relevant, challenging and customized to the differentiated needs of the student. The following support services will be provided to assist the student in transitioning into the academic rigor of dual enrollment in CSW Career Academy and Kennedy King College.
40 week Student Advisory (COPE and Transition)
Peer and Restorative Justice
Anger Management and Crisis Intervention
Guidance and Career Counseling
Specialized Services for IEP Students
High School Re-entry Support
Vocation Guidance/Job Readiness Training
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