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College and Career Success (OCCS)

The Office of College and Career Success (OCCS) promotes social and economic mobility among CPS students by building systems and providing supports to increase the number of CPS graduates who earn postsecondary credentials and enter into fulfilling, family-sustaining careers. 

College and Career Success

773-553-2108

773-553-3543 (Fax)

42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602

OCCS works with both internal and external partners to ensure that all CPS students develop essential postsecondary competencies, including academic and financial readiness for postsecondary, career awareness and alignment, and foundational skills. Ultimately, every CPS senior will leverage these competencies to develop a concrete, personalized postsecondary plan to pave the way for their success in life after high school.

Departments

  • Student Support and Engagement (OSSE)

    We oversee attendance improvement and truancy reduction efforts, the reengagement of out-of-school youth or significantly off-track youth via the Student Outreach and Reengagement (SOAR) Centers, supports to Students in Temporary Living Situations (STLS), academic competitions, and out-of-school time programming, and Chicago's Community Schools Initiative.

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  • Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

    We work with schools to establish multi-tiered systems of support for students' social, emotional, and behavioral development.

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  • School Counseling and Postsecondary Advising

    We work to build the capacity of every school counselor to plan, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program in their building, such that every student in the district is served equitably.

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  • Early College and Career Education

    We oversee the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program and dual credit and dual enrollment opportunities for students.

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  • Computer Science

    We ensure computer science is a priority in our schools for all students.

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Additional Contact Information

  • Office of Student Support and Engagement

    773-553-1830

    42 W. Madison St.
    Chicago, IL 60602

  • Office of Social & Emotional Learning

    773-553-1830

    773-553-1895 (Fax)

    773-553-3654 (Fax)

    42 W. Madison St.
    Chicago, IL 60602

  • School Counseling and Postsecondary Advising

    773-553-2108

    773-553-3470 (Fax)

    42 W. Madison St
    Chicago, IL 60602

  • Early College and Career Education

    773-553-2108

    42 W. Madison St.
    Chicago, IL 60602

  • Computer Science

    773-255-1153

    cs4all­@cps.edu

    42 W. Madison St
    Chicago, IL 60602