New six-year tech high schools in Chicago to offer associate degrees - Don't look for any of these schools to be in working class sections of the city of Chicago
Five technology companies will join forces with Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges to open new six-year high schools that will allow students to graduate with an associate’s degree and the technology expertise they need to qualify for high-tech jobs.
IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions and Verizon will develop curricula in science, technology, engineering and math, mentor students and create internships for them and guarantee each student who completes the six-year program a job interview after graduation.
The five new high schools will open this fall at: Lake View H.S. 4015 N. Ashland; Corliss H.S., 821 E. 83rd; Michele Clark H.S., 5101W. Harrison and Chicago Vocational Career Academy (CVS), 2100 E. 87th. The fifth grade 9-14 school, masterminded by IBM, will be located at the new southwest area high school under construction at 7651 S. Homan.
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