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HighSight

  • HighSight
  • 315 W Walton
  • Chicago, IL 60610
  • 312-787-9824
  • 1995
  • Mark Duhon
  • Executive Director
  • 312-787-9824 x221

Program Description

HighSight's mission is to provide academic and social support to Chicago high school students. HighSight provides scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, leadership development and college readiness programs to enable its students to attend and succeed at the private high school of their choice.

HighSight identifies prospective applicants through a network of schools, programs and community based organizations. Students from Chicago submit applications in the winter of their eighth-grade year. After completing the application, student finalists and their parents are interviewed by HighSight's selection committee. Qualifying students are then awarded partial four-year scholarships based upon financial need, character, attitude and academic potential.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • Hispanic/Latino: 56%
  • Other: 7%
  • African American: 37%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 172
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Carleton College (2)
  • Chicago State University (1)
  • Denison University (1)
  • DePaul University (1)
  • DePauw University (1)
  • Hiram College (1)
  • Kenyon College (2)
  • Millikin University (1)
  • Monmouth College (1)
  • Pomona College (1)
  • Susquehanna University (1)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1)
  • University of Notre Dame (1)
  • Williams College (1)