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Legal Prep Charter Academy

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

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.

The School will graduate its first class of 93 students in spring 2016. Currently there are 350 students enrolled at Legal Prep, with a goal of 450 by 2017.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Race & Ethnicity

  • Hispanic/Latino: 2%
  • African American: 98%

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
  • Undocumented Students (1)


  • More than 75%