Details overview

Hours 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Mercedes Z. Sheppard
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Day or Boarding offered Day school

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
World languages
Humanities
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Performing arts
Service learning
Technology
Visual arts
Writing
Instructional / curriculum models used Advanced placement (AP) courses
College preparatory
Core Knowledge
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Project-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Classes

6
Visual Arts
including: Printmaking
3
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
3
Languages
including: Chinese - Mandarin
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Improv
Poetry
Career and Tech programs None
Media arts Graphics
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
French
Spanish

Support

17
Facilities
including: Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
College / career center
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Extra learning resources Career/college counseling
Counseling
Tutoring
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Level of special education programming None
Level of ESL/ELL programming None

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 39% 18%
White 36% 51%
Two or more races 13% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Hispanic 4% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

6
Girls Sports
including: Volleyball
6
Boys Sports
including: Golf
22
Clubs
including: Model UN
Girls sports Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball
Clubs Art club
Arts and crafts
Book / reading club
Chess club
Community service
Dance club
Drama club
Foreign language and culture club
Girl Scouts
Literary magazine
Math club
Mock trial competition club
Model UN
National Honor Society (NHS)
Origami club
Recycling club
Robotics club
Science club
Sewing / knitting club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Yearbook
Clubs - language Spanish, French, Mandarin
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 7:00 AM
After school end time 6:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer time after school

Teachers

14
Staff
including: Robotics / Technology specialist
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Computer specialist
Gardening teacher
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
School counselor
World languages spoken by staff Mandarin
French
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes

Enrollment

Learn more Http://www.morganparkacademy.org/admissions
Type of application deadline Rolling
Tuition range (low) $6000
Tuition range (high) $20000
For the year 2015-2016
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Vouchers accepted No

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012