"I have been out of school, but I am ready to come back."
"I am a parent, and I want a school that can support me as I finish high school."
"I was expelled, but I want to finish school. Where can I go?"
"I have been involved in the juvenile justice system, and I want to go back to school. Where can I go for help?"
"I am behind on credits, and I need help getting back on track toward graduation."
"I have a job, and need a school that works around my schedule."
Options Schools serve students who have been out of school and seek to return, or who may need opportunities to earn credits in an accelerated program. Some of our campuses offer additional supports such as counseling and alternative schedules for students who may work during the traditional school day.
Options Schools include 10 Alternative Learning Opportunities Programs (ALOP) and SAFE Schools.
- ALOP offers personalized re-entry options and comprehensive educational services to students who have become disengaged from the school system.
- SAFE schools allow students temporarily removed from school for behavioral violations to continue to receive credits for their studies through alternative educational placements.
SOAR has four citywide offices to help students ages 15 to 21 determine the best Options School placement and provide them with support on the pathway to graduation.
As part of the program, students participate in a two-week re-engagement workshop, receive a transcript evaluation and graduation plan, participate in school placement meetings, and transition into a selected school of transfer designed to meet their academic needs.
A Re-Engagement Specialist will check in with the student and school bi-weekly to receive reports on behavior, attendance, and grades. Students are supported to reach stable school enrollment in order to stay on track to graduate.
Students interested in enrolling in the Options Schools program should contact one of the Student Outreach And Re-engagement Centers (SOAR), or email Erinn Bonne, the Re-Engagement Program Manager, at email@example.com.
SOAR Center Locations
The Student Outreach And Re-engagement Centers (SOAR) of CPS will help you find a school that works for you. Contact them today to speak to a specialist:
|Pilsen/Little Village SOAR Center||773-542-9030||3948 W. 26th St., Suite 213|
|East/West Garfield Park SOAR Center||773-265-0560||2622 W. Jackson Blvd., 2nd Floor|
|Roseland SOAR Center||773-291-1086||837 W. 119th St.|
|Englewood SOAR Center||773-358-3248||945 W. 69th St., 2nd Floor|
- CHICAGO EXCEL HS 773-629-8379 1257 W 111th St Chicago, Illinois 60643
- EXCEL ENGLEWOOD HS 773-675-6654 7141 S Morgan Chicago, Illinois 60621
- EXCEL SOUTH SHORE HS 773-902-7800 7530 S South Shore Dr Chicago, Illinois 60649
- EXCEL SOUTHWEST HS 773-424-0721 7050 S Washtenaw Ave Chicago, Illinois 60629-1924
- INSTITUTO - JUSTICE HS 773-890-8060 2570 S Blue Island Ave Chicago, Illinois 60608-4817
- LITTLE BLACK PEARL HS 773-690-5500 1060 E 47th St Chicago, Illinois 60653
- OMBUDSMAN - NORTHWEST HS 708-669-7828 7500 N Harlem Ave Chicago, Illinois 60631
- OMBUDSMAN - ROSELAND HS 10928 S Halsted Chicago, IL 60628-3128
- OMBUDSMAN - SOUTH HS 773-498-5085 6057 S Western Ave Chicago, Illinois 60636
- OMBUDSMAN - WEST HS 312-243-1550 2401 W Congress Pkwy Chicago, Illinois 60612
- PATHWAYS - ASHBURN HS 773-434-6300 3284 W 87th St Chicago, Illinois 60652
- PATHWAYS - AVONDALE HS 773-588-5007 3100 W Belmont Ave Chicago, Illinois 60618
- PATHWAYS - BRIGHTON PARK HS 773-579-1220 3124 W 47th St Chicago, Illinois 60632
- PATHWAYS - HUMBOLDT PARK HS 2421 W Division Chicago, IL 60622-2941
- PEACE AND EDUCATION HS 773-535-9212 4946 S Paulina St Chicago, Illinois 60609
- SAFE ACHIEVE ES 773-902-2487 7877 S Coles Ave Chicago, Illinois 60649-4817
- SAFE ACHIEVE HS 773-902-2487 7877 S Coles Ave Chicago, Illinois 60649-4817
- SIMPSON HS 773-534-7812 1321 S Paulina St Chicago, Illinois 60608
- YCCS - ADDAMS 312-563-1748 1814 S Union Ave Chicago, Illinois 60616
- YCCS - ASPIRA PANTOJA 773-252-0970 3121 N Pulaski Rd Chicago, Illinois 60641
- YCCS - ASSOCIATION HOUSE 773-772-7170 1116 N Kedzie, 4th Floor Ave Chicago, Illinois 60651
- YCCS - AUSTIN CAREER 773-626-6988 5352 W Chicago Ave Chicago, Illinois 60651
- YCCS - CAMPOS 773-342-8022 2739 W Division St Chicago, Illinois 60622-2854
- YCCS - CCA ACADEMY 773-762-2272 1231 S Pulaski Rd Chicago, Illinois 60623
- YCCS - CHATHAM 773-651-1500 9035 S Langley Ave Chicago, Illinois 60619
- YCCS - INNOVATIONS 312-999-9360 17 N State St Chicago, Illinois 60602
- YCCS - LATINO YOUTH 773-648-2130 2001 S California Ave Chicago, Illinois 60608
- YCCS - MCKINLEY 312-949-5010 2920 S Wabash Ave Chicago, Illinois 60616
- YCCS - OLIVE HARVEY 773-291-6517 10001 S Woodlawn Ave Chicago, Illinois 60628
- YCCS - PROGRESSIVE LEADERSHIP 773-363-3837 6620 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr Chicago, Illinois 60637-3210
- YCCS - SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT 773-921-1315 4651 W Madison St Chicago, Illinois 60644
- YCCS - SULLIVAN 773-978-8680 8164 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, Illinois 60617
- YCCS - TRUMAN 773-907-4840 1145 W Wilson Ave Chicago, Illinois 60640
- YCCS - VIRTUAL 312-429-0027 1900 W Van Buren St Chicago, Illinois 60612
- YCCS - WEST 773-261-0994 4909 W Division St Chicago, Illinois 60651
- YCCS - WEST TOWN 312-563-9044 500 N Sacramento Blvd Chicago, Illinois 60612
- YCCS - YOUTH CONNECTION 312-225-4668 3424 S State St Chicago, Illinois 60616
- YCCS - YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 773-224-2273 7836 S Union Ave Chicago, Illinois 60620
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