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Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men -- Englewood Campus

Grades 9-12 | Chicago, IL

Transforming the Narrative of African American Males

Urban Prep Charter School changes student outcomes through rituals, relationships, and respect.
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What This School Is Achieving

Proud graduates standing on the bleachers in the gymnasium under the large Urban Prep banner as family members take pictures

Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men, Englewood Campus, is an all-black, all-male, 9-12, Title I school in Chicago. As one of three Urban Prep Academies in the city, along with Bronzeville Campus and West Campus, Englewood emphasizes rituals, relationships, and respect to rewrite the narrative of African American males, empowering students to succeed in college and transform their communities.

  • Since 2010, 100% of graduates have been accepted to a 4-year college.
  • 1 out of every 9 African American males enrolled in college from Chicago in 2015 graduated from Urban Prep.
  • The daily attendance rate of 94% is higher than the national high school average.
Proud graduates standing on the bleachers in the gymnasium under the large Urban Prep banner as family members take pictures

How They Do It

Pride Advisory Classes: Social and Emotional Support for Every Student

Pride Advisory Classes: Social and Emotional Support for Every Student

"Going to Pride every day does something for me that no academic class can do. It's like a second home." – Deveon, a 12th-grade Urban Prep, Englewood Campus student.

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Daily Assemblies: Deepening Relationships Through Ritual and Recognition

Daily Assemblies: Deepening Relationships Through Ritual and Recognition

Students at Urban Prep Charter Academies are celebrated, supported, and empowered through their daily community assembly.

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College Prep: College Acceptance for Every Student

College Prep: College Acceptance for Every Student

At Urban Prep Charter Academy, Englewood Campus -- an all-black, all-male Title I school -- 100% of graduates are accepted to a four-year college or university.

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Voices From the School

Urban Prep: High School Support Through College

Troy Boyd Jr
Director, Alumni and Fellows Program -- Urban Prep Academies

Urban Prep and the Fight for Black Boys

Tim King
Founder & CEO of Urban Prep Academies

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Katie Schellenberg, JD, MA's picture
Katie Schellenberg, JD, MA
Advocate, Lawyer, Teacher and Founder of Beyond Tutoring

Since 2010, 100% of graduates have been accepted to a 4-year college. This statistic says it all! Congratulations on your tremendous success and I look forward to hearing about the good work your graduates end up doing and the world they will be creating.

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