"CSW Career Academy is designed to provide high school students between the ages of 16 to 21 educational options culminating in a high school diploma with a career focus on Chef Training and entrepreneurial development in the Hospitality Industry."
CSW Career Academy will is a premiere career education program where its unique student population will graduate from high school enrolled in higher education, prepared to successfully climb the hospitality career ladder in any are of their choosing.
Current Student enrollment: 200
CSW Career Academy is based in the Loop (corner of Lake & Wabash), providing job opportunities for students, referrals and counseling services for students and families.
The CSW Career Academy is designed for students 16 to 21 years of age who are at-risk of academic failure with at least 10 credits earned towards their high school diploma and have an interest in the Culinary Arts. The course offerings which meet graduation requirements for the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) are:
required course (24 credits):
English 4 years Mathematics 3 years Social Sciences 3 years
Science 3 years World Language 2 years Career Ed 3 years
Music 1 year Art 1 year Health/PE 2 years
Electives 2 years
Day School (8:00 a.m. - 2:07 p.m.) | Evening School (2:09 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
Post Secondary Enrollment:
Students selected for enrollment in CSW Career Academy will have the option of attending either day or evening in school programs while dual enrolled in a post secondary program with
CSW Career Academy provides students the opportunity to participate in a credit recovery program via a distance learning program. CSW has allocated specific periods to meet the needs of all students participating in credit recovery via distance learning. On-site staff collaborate with distance learning faculty and staff to assist students with their questions. progress and success in the assigned courses.
CSW Career Academy, by retrieving students who have experienced an interruption in their educational program in the traditional high school setting, will provide realistic educational guidelines with academic rigor that are immediately relevant, challenging and customized to the differentiated needs of the student. The following support services will be provided to assist the student in transitioning into the academic rigor of dual enrollment in CSW Career Academy and Kennedy King College.
40 week Student Advisory (COPE and Transition)
Peer and Restorative Justice
Anger Management and Crisis Intervention
Guidance and Career Counseling
Specialized Services for IEP Students
High School Re-entry Support
Vocation Guidance/Job Readiness Training
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CSW Career Academy is a premiere career education program where its unique student population will graduate from high school enrolled in higher education, prepared to successfully climb the hospitality career ladder in any are of their choosing.