Ombudsman Schools Open Classroom Facilities in Chicago

11 Sep 2013 by: Lee Edwards Ombudsman Chicago, an alternative school designed to allow students 14-20 to earn a high school diploma, in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS), has officially opened a new location at 7500 N. Harlem Ave. Their South Side location and West Side location are currently in development. CPS has initiated

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Operation Graduation 2013: Jake Gordon (Lombard, Ill.)

Ombudsman has been the key to getting my diploma. Without the opportunity of coming to Ombudsman, I would have only been able to get a G.E.D. and hope for the best in the future. But now thanks to Ombudsman and its caring and dedicated teachers, I can proudly say that after a long struggle I

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Operation Graduation 2013: Jeff Morrow (Chicago)

It takes four years to get a high school diploma in most cases. It takes another two-four years to get a degree in a field of study. Tell me why Ombudsman has made me into a better person, tell me why I got to work at my own pace (which is faster than most) and

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Student Profile: Jeanette Dulzo (Downers Grove, Ill.)

Jeanette is a sophomore from District 87. OES: Remind me when you joined us this year. JD: It was late October. OES: Yes, now I remember. How has your year been going? JD: It’s better than I thought it would be. I thought the rules would be very strict and annoying but it’s really just

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Ombudsman Chicago Student with Certificate

Ombudsman Congratulates Retirees (Dundee, Ill.)

Donna Hornsby and Mary Stover Ombudsman is proud to honor three outstanding educators who will be retiring at the end of this school year. Lou Gaeding has worked with Ombudsman for more than 17 years, Mary Stover has worked with Ombudsman for more than 15 years, and Donna Hornsby has been with us for more

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Operation Graduation 2012: Reka Dagen (Hillside, Ill.)

When I graduate from high school I plan on attending college in the downtown area of Chicago. I was formerly student at Proviso East and was transferred to the Ombudsman program. Now I am more than capable of graduating. Since I’ve been here, I have become a better person. My schedule is more flexible, so

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Ombudsman Chicago Faculty Members and Student

North Harlem Graduation (Chicago)

The North Harlem Center graduation ceremony was a great event. The center was packed with proud parents and family of the OES graduates. Teachers had students write up short essays about the time they spent in the center and when students came up for their diploma cover, Mr. Thompson read their essays. The words to

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February Open Houses (Chicago, Ill. and Jackson, Tenn.)

February Ombudsman open houses: Wednesday, February 23: Chicago-area Community Open House Ombudsman Educational Services invites students, parents, administrators and members of the public to a community open house from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at its Mundelein Learning Center. Mundelein is one of 15 Ombudsman centers in the Chicago area serving students

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