Notice: School Reopening Updates
Chicago Public Schools has shared a preliminary reopening framework. It is aligned to the strongest guidance from public health officials in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and will help prepare us to reopen schools if it is safe to do so on September 8.
We are preparing for a scenario in which it is safe to begin the 2020–21 school year with a hybrid learning model where students will learn at school and at home.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS & DATES: All Chicago Schools are currently closed. September 8 is the first day of the 2020-21 school year.
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Ombudsman Chicago offers four alternative school locations to serve students in morning, afternoon and evening sessions, where students receive academic, career/college and social/emotional supports. Through partnerships with community organizations, students at Ombudsman Chicago have access to tutoring, job readiness training, job placement, mentoring, extra-curricular activities, counseling and mental health services. This comprehensive approach ensures our students have what they need to be successful now and in the future.
Ombudsman Chicago is participating in a pilot program with Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago to offer students career certification training programs to prepare students for careers that pay more than minimum wage after graduation. Partnerships with St. Augustine College, City Colleges of Chicago and other local colleges and universities allow students to earn college credit while they’re in high school. One-hundred percent of Ombudsman graduates are accepted to St. Augustine College and have the opportunity to earn scholarships.
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