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Northwestern Academy For Chicago Public Schools

Northwestern Academy For Chicago Public Schools

Where will you be in three years?

Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools

Register For An Information Session

Our 60-minute information session, led by Northwestern Academy team member, provides an overview of the Northwestern Academy for the Chicago Public Schools program, the application process, with time for a question/answer session at the end.

Register For An Information Session

Our Students

263students grades 10+

$18,000 spent on average per student over the course of the program

40Chicago Public High Schools

NU Academy student presenting

Program Goals

To increase access and successful matriculation of underrepresented Chicago Public Schools students to top-tier colleges and universities by providing personal enrichment, leadership development, college advising, and cultural and civic engagement.

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88%the first generation to go to college in their families

93%identify as underrepresented minority

86% families qualify as having limited financial means

Academics and Advising

Northwestern Academy students

Academic and Personal Development

Students attend workshops on weekends or during the summer that focus on developing and strengthening presentations, critical reasoning, and stress management.

NU Academy Student

College Advising and Guidance

Students receive in-depth and individualized college advising which emphasizes ownership and understanding information.