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Acero Schools - Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

  • Acero Schools - Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
  • 7416 N. Ridge Blvd.
  • Chicago, IL 60645

Program Description

Cruz, which opened in 2012, serves approximately 700 students from Kindergarten through 12th Grade. In addition to college preparation courses for K -12, Cruz is an arts academy, so classes in music, visual art, theater, and dance are part of the daily curriculum. Cruz also offers Honors and AP sections of core classes, as well as support for English Learners. In addition to the clubs and activities listed under the Students section of our website, Cruz partners with a variety of community organizations, such as:

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 185
  • Middle School: 140
  • Elementary School: 375
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%