2016-17 Demonstration School Visits

Demonstration Schools

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 2016-17 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. 

The official NCS Demonstration School Visits flyer


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

Registration is now closed for the year.

Hancock: On-Track & Bs or Better
4034 West 56th Street
► April 28, 2017

South Shore: On-Track & Standards Based Grading (completed)
1755 East 75th Street
► November 15, 2016

Wells: On-Track and Student Success Team (completed)
936 North Ashland Avenue
► December 13, 2016

Washington: Postsecondary Supports (completed)
3535 East 114th Street
► January 12, 2017 

North-Grand: On-Track (completed)
4338 West Wabansia Avenue
► February 9, 2017

Juarez: Standards-Based Grading (completed)
1450 West Cermak Road
► February 14, 2017

Tilden: Instructional Leadership Framework into Teaching Practice (completed)
4747 South Union Avenue
► March 16, 2017

Registration Fee
There is a registration fee of $35 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. CPDUs 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.