Foreman College and Career Academy (FCCA) provides a variety of Advanced Placement, Honors, and Dual Credit classes where students earn college credit. FCCA offers Career and Technical Education courses in Pre-Engineering, Web Design, and Digital Media where student earn industry accreditation and software certification needed in their career field. Foreman College and Career Academy provides our students with a variety of in school and after-school extracurricular activities including sports, music, and dance teams.

In pursuit of our goal to attend to the whole child Foreman College and Career Academy partners with BAM (Becoming A Man), WOW (Working on Womanhood), GearUp, OneGoal, SGA, Junior Achievement, SAGA, After School Matters,  Communities United, and the National Museum of Mexican Arts.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2 ?

INTENSIVE SUPPORT

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

706

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Anthony Escamilla
Principal

Dr. Tracey Garfield
Assistant Principal

David Stachowiak
Assistant Principal

Ms. Angela Shanahan
Director of Counseling Services

Marcus Floyd
Dean of Students

Nestor Garces
Scheduler

Hours


7:15 AM - 4:15 PM
School Hours
8:45 AM. - 4:00 PM
HS Freshman Hours
7:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off
4:00 PM-6:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
54, 77, 85, 152
CTA Train
Blue

Demographics ?


Asian
0.4%
Black
18.3%
Hispanic
76.5%
White
4.0%
Other
0.8%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
92.5%
Limited English
35.4%
Mobility Rate ?
28.3%
Chronic Truancy ?
79.4%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Polish, Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

Yes

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
PARTIALLY ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
867
CPS Average 969
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
64.4%
CPS Average 78.2%
College Enrollment ?
54.6%
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 BELOW AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT 9) Cohort
38th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
68th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
31st
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
34th
11th Grade (SAT) Math
50th
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
29th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
13.3%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
9%
11th Grade (SAT)
14%
All
12.1%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 740
PSAT 10 - 775
SAT - 867
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2018)
87.2%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
School (2017)
88.5%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2018)
63.4%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
School (2017)
59.9%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2018)
64.4%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
School (2017)
64.7%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment ?
School (2018)
54.6%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
School (2017)
43.7%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2018)
61.4%
CPS (2018)
72.3%
School (2017)
67.0%
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? 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? 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? 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? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 33.8 32.8 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 17.2% 9.6% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.6 days 1.6 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 85.0% 86.5% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 92.6% 92.8% 95%
1 Year Dropout Rate 3.8% 4.6% 6.4%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 51.3% 81.4%
Teachers 65.5% 79.9%
Parents < 30% 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

Digital Media

Deadline:  12/6/2019
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.

General Education

Deadline:  12/6/2019
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.
show attendance boundary
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Pre-Engineering

Deadline:  12/6/2019
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 for selections.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Web Design

Deadline:  12/6/2019
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.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (14) 
  • CTE (Digital Media 
  • IT Applications) 
  • JROTC 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Career and Technical Education Programs 
  • College and Career Academy 
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • Community School 
  • Design Academy 
  • Fine and Performing Arts 
  • Information Technology 
  • JROTC Academy 
  • Performing Arts 
  • Pre-Engineering 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • Career/Job Training 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Animation/Cartoon 
  • Art Studio 
  • Ballroom Dancing 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Ceramics 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Crochet 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Film and Video 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Guitar 
  • Improv 
  • Knitting 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Murals 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Photography 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
  • Web Design 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Targeted Interventions 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Boys/Girls Student Clubs 
  • Environmental Club 
  • Ethnic Club 
  • JROTC 
  • Leaders Program 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Peer Jury 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Student Council/Government 
  • Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE) 
  • Young Parent Supports 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Art Appreciation 
  • Art Therapy 
  • Art Workshops 
  • Book Club 
  • Computer/Technology Workshops 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Crafts Workshop 
  • Crafts Workshops 
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Financial Literacy Workshops 
  • Leadership Development For Parents 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Self-Esteem Workshops 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Academic Olympics 
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Debate Team 
  • Evening School 
  • Expanded Library Service Hours 
  • Freshmen On-Pace 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Math Team 
  • Newspaper 
  • Science Club 
  • Summer School 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Bowling 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Bowling 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Boys’ Water Polo 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Dance 
  • Exercise 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Baseball 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Bowling 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Girls’ Water Polo 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Soccer 
  • Volleyball 
  • Wrestling 
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
School Segment Report 2010
Building
Report Name Date Download
6 Month Asbestos Report Fall 2018
Asbestos Inspection Report 2016
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 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) 2018-2020
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2012-2014
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2016-2018
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017
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