Collins Academy H.S.
Collins Academy has a dual mission: prepare every student for college, careers, and community life and train aspiring teachers to become highly effective classroom leaders. Collins Academy teachers will work to fulfill both components of the mission. Collaborating with staff, students, parents, and the wider community, we will create an engaging curriculum that nurtures and empowers the whole child, resulting in improved student achievement and ultimately college acceptance.
Additionally, teachers will train the next generation of Chicago’s exceptional small high school teachers. Collins Academy staff will develop the capacity for intensive mentoring through training in cognitive coaching, cycles of inquiry, and best practices. Working with AUSL staff, National-Louis and UIC professors, and other Academy faculty, teachers will also help design the curriculum, classroom experiences, exit outcomes, and assessments for the training program.