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Chicago Math and Science Academy

  • Chicago Math and Science Academy
  • 7212 N. Clark St
  • Chicago, IL 60626
  • 773-761-8960
  • 1990
  • Tugba Turkay
  • Counselor
  • 773-761-8960 ext:115

Program Description

CMSA College Preparation Program helps CMSA seniors to access all the information and support to open the doors of higher education. The college counseling team works with each student individually to guide them to find the right college and major that fit students' interests and expectations.

Here are the some services that are provided:

  • Career surveys and guidance

  • College application follow-up (Minimum 8 college applications)

  • College Visits (At least 15 college trips every year)

  • College Representatives (More than 30 college representatives visit CMSA every year)

  • Scholarships (All the local and nation-wide scholarships)

  • FAFSA (A to Z financial aid support)

  • Home Visits (Parents are informed about the progress)

  • Resume support and advice

  • Free college classes at Harold Washington College

  • Services Provided

    • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
    • Arts and cultural
    • Career exploration and counseling/internships
    • College admissions guidance and counseling
    • College fairs/campus visits
    • College transition and retention support
    • Community service/service hours
    • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
    • Leadership development
    • Mentoring
    • Parent/family services
    • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
    • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
    • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

    Demographics

    Race & Ethnicity

    • White: 2%
    • Asian or Pacific Islander: 13%
    • Other: 3%
    • African American: 28%

    Education Level and
    Number of Students

    • High School: 358
    • Middle School: 252
    • Elementary School: 0
    • Post-secondary: 0
    • Non-traditional: 0

    Populations Served

    • Academically At-risk
    • ESL Students

    First-Generation

    • More than 75%

    Matriculation & Completion

    • 4-yr College Matriculation: 55%