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Legal Prep Charter Academy

  • Legal Prep Charter Academy
  • 4319 W. Washington Blvd
  • Chicago, IL 60624
  • 773-922-7800
  • 2012

Program Description

The mission of Legal Prep is to use its unique law themed curriculum and culture of high expectations to cultivate compassion, self-motivation, and reflection in young adults who will be prepared to succeed at outstanding four-year colleges and universities.

Founded in 2012, Legal Prep Charter Academy maintains open admissions and is a legal-themed college preparatory education for students in West Garfield Park and Chicago's West Side. Legal Prep saw an 88% student growth rate on state testing in from 2012 to 2013 versus 11% in surrounding public high schools. Charter schools are publicly funded and are held to the same academic standards as Illinois' public schools.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • 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
  • Other
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Race & Ethnicity

  • African American: 100%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 350
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing


  • More than 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 55%