UChicago Network for College Success Welcomes Four New Partner High Schools and Expands Existing Partnerships

(Chicago, IL) The UChicago Network for College Success (NCS) is pleased to announce the addition of four new partner high schools to its esteemed Partner School Network. Joining this collaborative effort to improve outcomes for students across Chicago are Alcott College Prep, Kelvyn Park High School, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Preparatory High School, and Wendell Phillips Academy High School. In addition to these new partnerships, twelve schools will be continuing their successful collaboration with NCS in the upcoming academic year. The existing partner schools are Richard T. Crane Medical Prep High School, Englewood STEM High School, Farragut Career Academy, Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy, Thomas Kelly High School, Kenwood Academy, North-Grand High School, Al Raby School for Community and Environment, Richards Career Academy, South Shore International College Prep, Tilden High School, and William H. Wells Community Academy.
Principal of Phillips Academy High School, Rashad Talley, Ed.S., expressed his excitement about the collaboration.
He stated, "Through our partnership with NCS, we want to build sustainable systems that enhance the Phillips Wildcat high school experience by supporting our 9th Grade students as they transition to high school. Our goal is to build upon those systems that will improve teaching and learning, increase student engagement, and prepare students for high-quality post-secondary education."
Principal Talley further elaborated, "As a principal with a family legacy here in the community and the school, I hope to bring an academic identity that we can be proud to promote. Through NCS, the partnership will help me and my team realize that goal, collectively, with the community and families we service."
By expanding its Partner School Network, NCS aims to create a powerful network of educators, administrators, and school leaders committed to providing students with the tools and support they need to succeed in high school and beyond.
"We are thrilled to welcome Alcott College Prep, Kelvyn Park, King College Prep, and Wendell Phillips Academy to the NCS family," said Krys Payne, Executive Director of the UChicago Network for College Success. "Their teams’ collective dedication to academic excellence and student success aligns perfectly with our mission, and we look forward to a fruitful partnership with each school."
To learn more about the Partner School Network and NCS's mission to cultivate postsecondary readiness and success for all students, please visit https://ncs.uchicago.edu/
About the UChicago Network for College Success
The UChicago Network for College Success (NCS) works to cultivate postsecondary readiness and success for all students by translating research into practice and supporting high school leaders to organize their schools for improvement and innovation. NCS envisions the transformation of public high schools into communities of powerful learning for students and educators. We imagine schools in which all students excel academically and develop the agency, integrated identity, and competencies necessary to have successful lives as adults.
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