CPS Students To Win Spots In City College Classes

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two months from now, more than 2,000 Chicago Public high school students will have the opportunity of a lifetime.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Felicia Middlebrooks reports, the students will get to take classes at City Colleges free of charge. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the program has been in place for the past few years at the city’s seven community colleges.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Felicia Middlebrooks reports

One hundred juniors and seniors will be accepted at each city college, but there are academic requirements.

To qualify, students must have a 2.5 grade point average, 90 percent attendance and score of 19 in reading on the ACT or 21 in math, the Sun-Times reported.

Class credits can be transferred to the college of their choice.

  • That's Good

    That’s wonderful! :)

  • tom Sharp

    Someone didn’t do their homework at the Sun-Times. The program was in existence in 1965, not for “the past few years,” when I took an English course at what was then called Southeast Junior College while still sat Washington High. Harry Mark Petrakas, famous Chicago author, taught it.

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