The ASPIRA Business and Finance High School takes an innovative approach to college and career-readiness by offering students the tools to be successful in academics and business.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

NOT APPLICABLE

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

623

Governance

Charter ?

Faculty


Raul Guerra
Director

Terrense Kyles
Dean of Students

Jordana Kafka
Dean of Instruction

Joselyn Salgado
Registrar

Hours


7:30AM-4:30PM
School Hours
7:30AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:15PM-4:30PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
56
CTA Train
Blue

Demographics ?


Asian
0.3%
Black
3.4%
Hispanic
92.3%
White
2.6%
Other
1.4%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
80.4%
Diverse Learners
21.7%
Limited English
30.2%
Mobility Rate ?
10%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
PARTIALLY ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
865
CPS Average 962
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS Average NOT ENOUGH DATA
College Enrollment ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS Average NOT ENOUGH DATA

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
15th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
50th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
16th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
66th
11th Grade (SAT) Math
73rd
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
16th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
19.5%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
14%
11th Grade (SAT)
17.1%
All
17.2%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 742
PSAT 10 - 769
SAT - 865
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2019)
80.0%
CPS (2019)
88.5%
School (2018)
90.1%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2019)
79.6%
CPS (2019)
78.0%
School (2018)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2018)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2019)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2019)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
School (2018)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2018)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100
College Enrollment
School (2019)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2019)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
School (2018)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2018)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2019)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2019)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
School (2018)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2018)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 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? WEAK
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? VERY 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? NEUTRAL
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? STRONG
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students --- --- 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension --- --- 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions --- --- 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 88.8% 87.0% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- 94.7%
1 Year Dropout Rate 3.6% 3.8% 6.0%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 80.5% 81.4%
Teachers 55.0% 78.5%
Parents --- ---

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:  12/13/2019
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: students who are currently enrolled in Aspira Haugan Middle School; sibling; general.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Business 
  • Business & Finance 
  • College and Career Academy 
  • Community School 
  • Fine and Performing Arts 
  • Performing Arts 
  • School of Finance 
  • Smaller Learning Community 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Film and Video 
  • Guitar 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Painting 
  • Photography 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
Life and Leadership
  • Leaders Program 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Student Council/Government 
  • Young Parent Supports 
Parent and Community
  • Community Service 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Nights 
  • Parent Advocacy 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Chess Team 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Learning Lab 
  • Summer School 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Exercise 
  • Girls’ Baseball 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Karate 
  • Soccer 
  • Volleyball 
  • Wrestling 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2019
High School Progress Report - English 2019
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2019
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
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
Other
Report Name Date Download
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2019
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2018
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2017
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2016
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2015
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2016-2018
Healthy CPS Report 2019
Healthy CPS Report 2018
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