Sullivan House Interest Points

Sullivan House Interest Points

STATISTICAL

  • Steady increase in credit gain
  • Gain in graduation rate
  • Increase in PSAE math and reading scores
  • Increase in month-to-month reading gain on STAR
  • Increase in attendance
  • Retention concerns due to open policy, residency
  • Requirement and dropped students re-enrolling for
  • The next school year-new focus on retention policy with local YCCS schools
  • 72 graduates in 2012-13 School Year

RECENT INITIATIVES

  • All school literacy period (grammar/composition workbook, novel reading, journal activity)
  • All school Principal Writing Prompt
  • All school numeracy period
  • 1-2 year residency requirement
  • All school journal writing
  • Word of the day
  • CPS Science Faire participation
  • Louder Than a Bomb poetry competition
  • Community TV Network Film competition
  • 25 extras minutes added to school day
  • In addition to the required classes and proficiency, graduation requirements to include Chemistry, ACT Prep,Physics, Integrated Math 3, Portfolio, Research Paper,Advanced Biology,2 Literature classes and Spanish
  • Mandatory homework period built in schedule
  • Retention plan in conjunction with other local YCCS Campuses to assist with student transfers
  • Extended Day option for students-3:00-8:00

SULLIVAN HOUSE PROGRAM RESOURCES

  • UDIS Program-advocacy/counseling for students on juvenile probation
  • Special Education Program-currently with 4 staff
  • YS3 Program-serving DCFS students that are wards of the state
  • RSP Program-tailored towards re-enrolling students that have been out of school for several years
  • CYS Program-workforce and career training program
  • Sullivan House Summer program
  • Aventa On-Line Program
  • Sullivan House after school curriculum:

Film Study (2 classes)
Cambridge SES class

  • Literacy for All of Us

SULLIVAN HOUSE H.S. STUDENT LIFE

  • School newspaper
  • Science faire
  • Career faire + job placement
  • College faire + college visits
  • Men’s basketball
  • Women’s basketball
  • Boy’s baseball
  • Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter meal prepared by the school’s Culinary Program students
  • Christmas gifts and student-parent gifts with Santa
  • All school skating party
  • Black History activities
  • Halloween program
  • Spring Dance
  • Back-to school and End of Year school BBQ
  • Spirit Week
  • Student of the Week
  • Navy Pier + Boat Ride Trip
  • Sullivan House Wall of Fame
  • Student news/journalism club
  • Monthly Student Birthday cake/ice cream
  • Students Awards Day
  • Prom
  • SHHS Yearbook
  • Graduation Ceremony
  • CPS Science Faire participation
  • Louder Than a Bomb poetry competition
  • Community TV Network Film video class + competition
  • Field Trips as scheduled by Classroom Teachers
  • Food Service Program with certification

More and more and more added every year–

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