Austin College and Career Academy (ACCA) is a newly consolidated high school in the Austin community. ACCA serves to prepare students for college and/or career after high school. Our instructional focus is grounded in the comprehensive approach to academics, pre-engineering and skill acquisition through our partnership with Manufacturing Connect, as well as the social-emotional well-being of students. The work at ACCA is led by one critical question: is it in the best interest of students? At ACCA, we strive to maintain and cultivate the historic TIGER PRIDE! 

 

School Rating ?

Level 2 ?

INTENSIVE SUPPORT

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

220

School Type

Small ?

Faculty


Mrs.Patricia J Harper Reynolds
Principal

Mr. Devon Morales
Assistant Principal

Mr. John Robinson
Dean of Students

Dr. Erica Jordan
Counselor

Mr. Daniel Staley
Tech Coordinator/Programmer

Mrs. Erica Swinney-Staley
Manufacturing Program Director

Portia Boyd
Office Manager

Hours


8:40 AM - 3:53 PM
School Hours
8:40 AM - 3:53 PM
HS Freshman Hours
7:55 AM
Earliest Drop Off
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
20, 57, 85
CTA Train
Green

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
96.8%
Hispanic
2.3%
White
0.0%
Other
0.9%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
98.2%
Limited English
1.4%
Mobility Rate ?
21.4%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2017-2018

2017 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR BELOW AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
NOT YET ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average 2017 ?
799
CPS Average 968
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 2017 ?
77.3%
CPS Average 77.5%
College Enrollment 2017 ?
43.5%
CPS Average 59.8%

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT9)
8th
10th Grade (PSAT10)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
11th Grade (SAT)
19th
0
50
99
Local Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR BELOW AVERAGE ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT9)
5.4%
10th Grade (PSAT10)
2.3%
11th Grade (SAT)
4.3%
All
4%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT9 - 695
PSAT10 - 749
SAT - 799
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2017)
70.0%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
School (2016)
55.6%
CPS (2016)
87.4%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation  (classes of 2016 and 2017)
School (2017)
73.8%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
School (2016)
74.2%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2017)
77.3%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
School (2016)
70.9%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2017)
43.5%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
School (2016)
40.0%
CPS (2016)
57.9%
 0
100
College Persistence  (classes of 2014 and 2015)
School (2017)
50.0%
CPS (2017)
71.9%
School (2016)
47.6%
CPS (2016)
71.6%
 0
100
School Culture and Climate Details NOT YET ORGANIZED ?
The 5Essentials from the My Voice, My School Survey ?
 
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities? WEAK
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? WEAK
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? WEAK
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? WEAK
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? WEAK
2016 Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? VERY WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2016 2017 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 88.1 15.8 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 16.5% 10.6% 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.6 days 2.5 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 80.5% 85.6% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 89.3% 90.4% 90.1%
1 Year Dropout Rate 7.9% 5.6% 7.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 94.9% ---
Teachers 81.5% ---

You can find more information about the measures used in this report on the CPS web site.

The State of Illinois Report Card for this school can be viewed at the State Report Card web site.

Program Application Requirements

General Education

Deadline:  12/22/2017
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students who live within the school's attendance boundary can be admitted automatically.

Students who live outside of the school's attendance boundary are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: sibling, general.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Manufacturing

Deadline:  12/22/2017
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. General Education and 504 Plan students: Preference is given to students with percentiles of 24 and above on the NWEA MAP in reading and math. A total of 30% of the seats will be made available to attendance area applicants.

IEP and EL students: Preference is given to students with combined NWEA MAP scores that equal 48 or above.

Note: Repeating 8th graders and students pushed into 8th grade from 6th grade due to age requirements qualify for selection but will be placed in a lower preference group.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Pre-Engineering

Deadline:  12/22/2017
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students are selected on a point system. Points are based on 7th grade final GPA and NWEA MAP scores. The school determines the minimum cutoff score for selections. Preference is given to students who live within the school's attendance boundary.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (3) 
  • AVID 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Career and Technical Education Programs 
  • College and Career Academy 
  • Community School 
  • Fine and Performing Arts 
  • Information Technology 
  • Pre-Engineering 
  • Pre-Engineering & Manufacturing 
  • Smaller Learning Community 
  • Teaching 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • Career/Job Training 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Improv 
  • Murals 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
  • Web Design 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • School-based Health Centers 
  • Targeted Interventions 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Peer Jury 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Young Parent Supports 
Parent and Community
  • Computer/Technology Workshops 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Fitness Classes 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Safe Passage 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Evening School 
  • Freshmen On-Pace 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Math Team 
  • Summer School 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Exercise 
  • Floor Hockey 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Running 
  • Volleyball 
  • Wrestling 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2016
High School Progress Report - English 2016
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2016
School Quality Rating Report 2015
High School Progress Report - English 2015
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2015
School Quality Rating Report 2014
Financial
Report Name Date Download
School Segment Report 2010
Building
Report Name Date Download
Accessibility Summary Report 2014-2015
Facility Assessment Summary Report 2014-2015
Facility Assessment Detail Report 2014-2015
Education Facilities Master Plan 2013
Other
Report Name Date Download
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2016
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2015
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2014
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2016-2018
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) Year 1 2012-2014