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					             North Lawndale College                    provides an academically rigorous, yet socially and
         Preparatory Charter High School               emotionally supportive, small school environment with
            NLCP Christiana Campus                     personalized support for students enrolled in grades 9-
             1615 S. Christiana Avenue                 12.
                Chicago, IL 60623                                NLCP assigns a counselor to each incoming
               (773) 542-1490 voice                    group of freshmen – who will stay with that group for
                (773) 542-1492 fax                     the four years at NLCP and through their first year of
              NLCP Collins Campus                      college. This strategy pays huge dividends as we help
             1313 S. Sacramento Drive                  the graduates – many of them the first in their family to
                Chicago, IL 60623                      go to college – make the difficult transition to college.
               (773) 542-6766 voice                    Here is a snapshot of the performance of the graduating
                (773) 542-6955 fax                     classes from 2002 through to 2007:
               CEEB Code: 141-057                            100% of all graduates were accepted to at
                                                                 least one college or university
                   Board Chair:                              Each year college attendance and retention
                  Evan Westerfield                               rates have grown along with the
          Principal – NLCP Christiana:                           competitiveness of the schools attended
               Robert Karpinski, Ph.D.
                                                                              Enrollment
       Assistant Principal – NLCP Campus:
                                                       540 students in grades 9-12
                LaCael Palmer-Pratt
                                                       97% African American / 3% Latino
             Principal – NLCP Collins:
                                                       92% Free & Reduced Lunch
              Evelyn Murdock, NBCT
                                                       97% neighborhoods on the West Side of Chicago
               Director of Expansion:
                                                       95% attendance / 91% retention
                     John Horan
                                                                                Faculty
              Chief Operating Officer:
                                                       Full-time Teaching staff: 38
                  Christopher Kelly
                                                       Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
            Director of Alumni Affairs:
                                                       % holding a Masters = 55
                  Keven Stonewall
                                                                      Graduation Requirements
               Class of 2008 Advisor:                   Class of 2011
                 Rodnina Sims-Tate                     5 credits in English
               Class of 2009Advisor:                   5 credits in Math
                   Stefanie Adess                      4 credits in Science
               Class of 2010Advisor:                   3.5 credits in Social Studies
                    Darryl Baker                       2 credits in Foreign Language
        Class of 2011 Advisor – Christiana:            1 credit in Fine Arts
                  Migdalia Tinsley                     1 credit in Physical Education
         Class of 2011 Advisor – Collins:              0.5 credit in Computers
                   Alycia Perkins                      3 credits from Electives
                                                       25 TOTAL CREDITS
                        Mission
The mission of North Lawndale College Preparatory      NLCP Class Schedule
Charter High School (NLCP) is to prepare young         Starting in 2006-07, NLCP adopted a new block,
people from under-resourced communities for            trimester schedule. The purpose is for students to have
graduation from high school with the academic skills   fewer classes allowing greater depth of study in each
and personal resilience necessary for successful       discipline with increased academic rigor and intensity.
completion of college.                                 The new schedule offers students 2 credits of course
               School and Community                    offerings per trimester, totaling 6 credits annually.
NLCP opened in 1998 to meet a pressing community       Graduation requirements are adjusted for current
need of creating a neighborhood high school that       students who were taking 7 credits of courses per year.
Senior Project Requirement: This course is designed      Columbia College
for seniors to showcase their academic success and in    Coppin State University
doing so they must complete a major research project     Denison University
and successfully present to a review committee.          DePaul University
                                                         DePauw University
College Readiness course benefits:                       Dillard University
 Provides students with early awareness of all          Doane College
  postsecondary options                                  Dominican University
 Helps students transition from one grade to the next   Earlham College
 Allots extra study time for courses, and               Eastern Illinois University
 Develops important test-taking, writing, and study     Elmhurst College
                                                         Florida A&M University
  skills
                                                         Goshen College
                                                         Grambling State University
AP & Honors Classes:                                     Hampton University
AP Literature & Composition                              Howard University
AP Language & Composition                                Illinois State University
AP Biology                                               Indiana University
AP Government                                            Iowa State University
AP Physics/Calculus                                      Jackson State University
Honors Algebra I                                         Johnson C. Smith University
                                                         Kent State University
Honors Geometry
                                                         Lincoln University
Honors World Literature                                  Loyola University
Honors Classics                                          Miami University of Ohio
Honors Advanced Algebra Trigonometry II                  Michigan State University
                                                         Millikin University
          Phoenix Rising Summer Program                  Morehouse College
Between the months of June and August, North             Northern Illinois University
Lawndale College Prep students travel all across the     Northern Michigan University
country and truly experience the world around them.      Northland Technical College
                                                         Ohio State University
NLCP’s Phoenix Rising student development summer
                                                         Ohio University
program offers experiential learning, promotes access    Ohio Wesleyan University
to higher education, and fosters leadership and          Olivet Nazerene University
academic development. A total of 115 students            Otterbein College
participated in 43 programs in 2007.                     Pomona College
Freshmen: For freshmen leadership/team-building          Purdue University
programs help them build toward successful academic      Robert Morris College
achievement and productive lives. An example of          Southern Illinois University
offerings include: “Meet the Wilderness,” in Colorado;   Spelman College
                                                         St. Augustine University
and Life Ride Youth Camp, in Darien, Illinois.
                                                         St. Louis University
Sophomores: Students choose from academic                St. Xavier University
enrichment programs at Carleton, Bradley, Denison,       Syracuse University
Hampton, as well as universities closer to home like     Temple University
the University of Wisconsin and Michigan Tech.           Tennessee State University
Juniors: Participants focus on the world of work by      Trinity College
taking internships at establishments such as Adler       Trinity Evangelical College
Planetarium, Mikva Challenge, and the Office of          Tuskegee University
Congressman Danny K. Davis.                              University of Arizona
                                                         University of Illinois @ Urbana/Champaign
THE MEMBERS OF THE CLASSES OF
                                                         University of Illinois @ Chicago
2002-2007 HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED AT THE                      University of Iowa
LISTED COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES:                          University of Kansas
Alabama A&M University                                   University of Memphis
Alcorn State University                                  University of Minnesota
Arizona State University                                 University of Pittsburgh
Arkansas State University                                University of Wisconsin
Baker College                                            Voorhees College
Bethune-Cookman                                          Western Illinois University
Bowling Green State University                           Western Michigan University
Bradley University                                       Williams College
Carleton College                                         Wright State University
Central Michigan University                              Xavier University
Chicago State University
Clark Atlanta University