CPS Helps Dropouts Finish High School (Chicago)

WTTW Chicago Tonight Since launching the Student Outreach and Re-engagement centers, or SOAR, Chicago Public Schools has helped 170 former high school dropouts earn their diplomas. The centers provide motivation and training to prepare students for the return to the classroom, as well as helping the students determine which of CPS’s Options schools is the

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Ombudsman Chicago Expands to Open South Side Location

CPS Options School New Location Now Enrolling Students CHICAGO (August 8, 2014) – Ombudsman Chicago has announced the opening of a new Options School learning center at 6057 S. Western Avenue on Chicago’s South Side. The new location is currently accepting applications. Students can learn more or enroll now by visiting www.chicagodiploma.com or by calling

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Ombudsman Chicago’s first graduating class (Chicago)

Tue., Jun. 10, 2014 12:00 PM EDTby Yvette Caslin More than 20 graduates from the Ombudsman Chicago program were recognized for their academic achievements during a commencement ceremony at Holy Trinity High School. What is Ombudsman Chicago? Chicago Public Schools partnered with Ombudsman Educational Services to open two Chicago-area dropout recovery options school centers during

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Reversing Cycle of Teen Unemployment (Chicago)

Truth B Told | EDUCATION NATION   Special Correspondent: B. Flowers A Chicago Public Schools Options School (not a charter), Ombudsman Chicago opened in August 2013 and offers teens a second chance at achieving academic success while preparing them for continuing education and a career. The Ombudsman Chicago youth employment initiative was created through a

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Students Receive Second Chance at Ombudsman (Chicago)

The Lawndale News June 19, 2014 According to the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), a child drops out of high school every nine seconds. Marissa Noyola should have been a high school dropout. Noyola was kicked out of a Chicago Charter School for poor attendance and then dropped out of another Chicago

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West Side alternative school means a second chance (Chicago)

05/08/2014 There is no shortage of news accounts about young Black students, particularly in urban areas dropping out of school. One West Side school is registering stories about students dropping in. The CPS Ombudsman Program, 2411 W. Congress Pkwy., is helping students who have dropped out, for whatever reason, complete their educations. The school, in

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Ombudsman Opens West Side Location, Accepting Applications (Chicago)

14 Nov 2013 by: Lawndale News Ombudsman Chicago, a new option for Chicago Public Schools students ages 14-21 who are out of school or off track to graduate from high school, announced it has opened a new location at 2401 W. Congress Parkway on Chicago’s West Side. Students can learn more or enroll now by

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