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Return to school and earn your high school diploma at Ombudsman Chicago.

Ombudsman Chicago is a tuition‐free program that gives students who have dropped out of high school a new option for earning a Chicago Public Schools high school diploma. Our program combines computer-based coursework with personal support and face‐to‐face instruction from caring, certified teachers in a professional, alternative learning environment.

Who can attend?

Students who have dropped out of high school and want to earn their diploma. Students are eligible to attend Ombudsman if they are 21 or younger as of September 3, 2019 returning to grades 9-12, and residents of the city of Chicago.

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Ombudsman Chicago helps you get back on track to graduate with a real Chicago Public Schools diploma and prepare you to make positive choices about college, a career – about life – after high school.

Ombudsman offers:

Flexible schedules. Convenient morning and afternoon sessions Monday-Friday so you don’t have to choose between life and school.

Teachers who care about where you want to go in the future, not what you did in the past.

A quiet place to learn in a small, professional, alternative education setting – no distractions, no drama.

Date: June 9, 2016

Time: 10 AM PST | 1 PM EST

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Internships, job shadowing and relationships with adults who want to help you explore options for life after high school.

Emotional support to develop positive relationships with family, friends, co-workers and others.

Open enrollment throughout the year - you can enroll at any time.

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Ombudsman Chicago Locations

There are four Ombudsman Options School learning centers in the Chicago metropolitan area:

7500 N. Harlem Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60631
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2401 W. Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60612
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6057 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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