2017-18 Demonstration School Visits


The Network for College Success and the McDougal Family Foundation, in collaboration with Chicago Public Schools, have selected seven outstanding high schools to serve as our 2017-18 Demonstration Schools. These schools will promote the transfer of innovation and effective practices. The overarching goal is to speed the process of high school improvement to support greater numbers of students graduating ready for college.

Registration now open!

We are organizing Demonstration School Visits throughout the year where participants will visit classrooms or school meetings, observe practices, and debrief their observations with colleagues. School Visits will offer participants the opportunity to see how school leaders translate research into effective practice to support student success and to consider how they could use those practices in their own context. Each school will host one (1) or two (2) half-day visits this academic year.

Demonstration Schools and Focus Areas

Juarez: Evolving from Standards-Based Grading to Competency-Based Learning
1450 West Cermak Road
► December 6, 2017 and March 7, 2018

Washington: Leveraging Postsecondary Supports 
3535 East 114th Street
► December 14, 2017 

South Shore: Freshman OnTrack & Standards-Based Grading
1755 East 75th Street
► Februray 8, 2018

Tilden: Disciplinary Literacy: WestEd's Reading Apprenticeship Framework
4747 South Union Avenue
► February 21 and May 9, 2018

North-Grand: Freshman OnTrack & Student Success (registration closed)
4338 West Wabansia Avenue
► March 1, 2018 

Hancock: Freshman OnTrack & Bs or Better
4034 West 56th Street
► April 27, 2018

Goode STEM: Postsecondary Success through Early College Access (completed)
7651 South Homan Avenue
► November 7, 2017

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Registration Fee
There is a registration fee of $50 for participants. The registration fee may be waived for NCS Partner School participants. 

Once your registration is confirmed, you will be contacted via email with payment information. ISBE Clock Hours are available.

Cancellation Policy
Registrants who are unable to attend a Demonstration School Visit may request a full refund if NCS is notified of the cancellation at least 72 hours prior to an upcoming Visit. Registrants cancelling within 72 hours of a Demonstration School Visit will not be eligible for a refund and must pay the registration free regardless of attendance.

For more information, please contact LaKisha Pittman, NCS Demonstration Schools Facilitator.