Cruz is an arts academy and earned a Level 1 SQRP rating in 2018. Our students have the opportunity to pursue their passion for both the creative and performing arts through courses in music, visual arts, theater and dance.
-4 years of instruction in students’ art of choice, plus studio rehearsal classes
-Student choice of elective classes in science, literacy, languages, and more
-Dual credit, Advanced Placement (AP), and Honors courses
-Close, supportive school community with a 7:1 student:teacher ratio
-Junior and senior classes dedicated to college preparation and application, as well as securing scholarships
-Restorative practices that support students' behavioral success
-Extracurricular programs + IHSA sports teams in the Lake Shore League
At Acero Schools, our mission is transforming minds through academic empowerment and success.