The Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy (IHSCA) provides an education focused on preparing urban youth to succeed in competitive colleges and universities, obtain job-readiness certification for entry-level positions with higher wages in health care, and gain new awareness of and seek out a healthier lifestyle.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

NOT APPLICABLE

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

708

Governance

Charter ?

Faculty


Ms. Kimberly Burks
Director

Mr. Alberto Mendez
Recruiter

Ms. Rosa Martinez
Registrar

Ms. Kim Burks
Principal

Elias Alonzo
Assistant Principal

Brittnay Walk
Assistant Principal

Hours


7:45AM - 3:44PM
School Hours
7:45AM - 3:44PM
HS Freshman Hours
7:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
49, 60
CTA Train
Blue, Orange, Pink
Metra
BNSF Railway (BNSF)

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
1.8%
Hispanic
97.6%
White
0.3%
Other
0.3%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
95.3%
Limited English
28.7%
Mobility Rate ?
6.2%
Chronic Truancy ?
61.5%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
PARTIALLY ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
856
CPS Average 969
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
89.0%
CPS Average 78.2%
College Enrollment ?
68.2%
CPS Average 68.2%

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT 9) Cohort
64th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
66th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
15th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
34th
11th Grade (SAT) Math
50th
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
24th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
22.1%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
18.9%
11th Grade (SAT)
7.3%
All
16.2%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 794
PSAT 10 - 817
SAT - 856
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2018)
84.4%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
School (2017)
73.5%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2018)
84.4%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
School (2017)
85.0%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2018)
89.0%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
School (2017)
85.0%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment ?
School (2018)
68.2%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
School (2017)
60.4%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2018)
66.3%
CPS (2018)
72.3%
School (2017)
70.7%
CPS (2017)
71.9%
 0
100
School Culture and Climate Details PARTIALLY ORGANIZED ?
The 5Essentials from the My Voice, My School Survey ?
 
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities? NEUTRAL
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? NEUTRAL
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? WEAK
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? WEAK
Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? NEUTRAL
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? WEAK
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? NEUTRAL
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students --- --- 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension --- --- 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions --- --- 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 89.6% 87.8% 93.3%
Teacher attendance --- --- 95%
1 Year Dropout Rate 3.3% 0.7% 6.4%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 76.0% 81.4%
Teachers 85.9% 79.9%
Parents 33% 35.6%

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:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students 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.
In-School Programs   ?
  • Project Lead the Way (Biomedical Sciences) 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) 
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • Community School 
  • Medical and Health Careers 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • Career/Job Training 
  • College Tours 
Health and Wellness
  • Common Threads 
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Boys/Girls Student Clubs 
  • Environmental Club 
  • Leaders Program 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Mock Trial 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Student Council/Government 
  • Young Parent Supports 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Community Service 
  • Computer/Technology Workshops 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Financial Literacy Workshops 
  • Fitness Classes 
  • Gang Awareness Workshop 
  • GED English Classes 
  • GED Spanish Classes 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Science Club 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Dance 
  • Fitness Basics 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2018
High School Progress Report - English 2018
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2018
School Quality Rating Report 2017
High School Progress Report - English 2017
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2017
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
FY18 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2018
FY17 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2017
FY16 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2016
FY15 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2015
FY14 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2014
FY13 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2013
Building
Report Name Date Download
6 Month Asbestos Report Fall 2018
Asbestos Inspection Report 2016
Education Facilities Master Plan 2013
Other
Report Name Date Download
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2017
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
Healthy CPS Report 2018
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