Thursday, October 15, 2015

Chicago Schools Tour to explore four sites

School leaders are being invited to attend the annual Chicago Schools Tour, sponsored by IASB and Chicago Public Schools.

The event is one of the Pre-Conference activities for the 2015 Joint Annual Conference and will take place on Friday, November 20, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The focus, as it has been for the past 44 years, is on highlighting Chicago Public Schools that provide innovation and opportunity for student success in their education programs. “These four tours provide a range of options, including two elementary schools and two high schools, covering a variety of neighborhoods that contribute in educating children as exemplary leaders,” according to tours coordinator Cynthia Woods, IASB director of advocacy.

Click here to read or download a brochure containing additional details, as well as an official registration form for the Chicago Schools Tour (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Tours will explore the following Chicago public schools: 

Chávez Multicultural Language Academy - A strong PK-8 neighborhood school committed to personalized learning and technology integration. Visit this link for more information about the school.

Chávez Multicultural Language Academy


Skinner West Elementary School - A Pre-K-8 with highly structured accelerated programs for strong academic achievement in literature, mathematics, language arts, world language, and the humanities. Visit this link for more information about the school.

Skinner West Elementary School


Alcott College Prep High School, West Campus - Small neighborhood Democracy high school, weaving civic learning practices throughout traditional curriculum, giving students both a technical and practical understanding of the U.S. political system. Visit this link for more information.

Alcott College Prep High School



DeVry University Advantage Academy - A dual enrollment high school providing qualified students with the opportunity to graduate with both a high school diploma and an Associate degree in Network Systems Administration or Web Graphic Design. Visit this link for more information.

DeVry University Advantage Academy

School district leaders can choose what tours they would like to take. The $95 per person fee for this event includes a buffet-style breakfast in the Crystal A Ballroom in the West Tower of the Hyatt Regency Chicago. All tour participants must be paid annual conference registrants or guests of paid annual conference registrants.

Space is limited to 160 reservations. Registration for the school tours can be made by mail or online. Telephone reservations will not be accepted.

Information about the Chicago Schools Tour is available by emailing Cynthia Woods, or by calling 630/629-3776, ext. 1228; or by emailing Bridget Trojan, or by phone at ext. 1236.

Click here to register online for the tour.

Note: participants must be registered for the Joint Annual Conference prior to workshop registration. To register for the conference click here.