Career academy 

Promotes a college-preparatory curriculum and career–focused education in different fields at each school. Students also have the opportunity to visit local business and “shadow” business professionals in various career areas.

Career academy





Eleven high schools in the Chicago Public Schools system have been designated as career academies with intensified resources to prepare students for careers in business/finance, communications, construction, health, hospitality/food service, manufacturing, performing arts, and transportation. Vocational shops, science labs, broadcast journalism labs and media/computer centers help students gain “hands on” experience.

Attendance boundaries

Varies by school.



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Enrollment requirements

Test scores are used to determine enrollment.


Acceptance criteria

Students selected based on test scores.


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