We demonstrate our commitment to urban education by developing and investing in programs and initiatives that serve children from pre-K through high school and by working with teachers and principals to improve our city’s school system.
As a champion for quality preK-12 education for students throughout Chicago, UChicago extends its core educational mission through a range of programs designed to provide our city’s youth with the broad-based academic knowledge and well-developed study skills they will need to succeed in college and beyond.
We provide mentoring, tutoring, and other academic support to help Chicago Public Schools students thrive in high school and prepare for college. We also operate a top-tier neighborhood charter school with three South Side campuses, and we work with educators to improve school quality and achieve better outcomes for students throughout the Chicago Public Schools system.
In addition, our civic leadership programs and community collaborations offer UChicago scholars and students deeper insights into urban issues while helping to build new generations of thoughtful, well-prepared community leaders.
How coronavirus could impact futures of students entering high school, college
Coronavirus-related school closures create disrupt support systems for low-income students, especially those who are entering or leaving high school.
Twin Alumni Achieve MBAs and Thank OSP for their Positive Impact
The Office of Special Programs-College Prep has incredible alumni who have achieved undergraduate degrees and beyond. Twins Renard and Ronald Talley are two of these exemplary individuals who joined the Office of Special Programs family in the Spring of 2010.
Summer Internships with the Center for Data and Applied Computing
Over the summer, we had students from the OSP who participated in amazing research-internship opportunities. Christine Jacinto is one of our bright scholars that interned at the Center for Data and Applied Computing (CDAC), where she experienced machine learning and ethics first-hand.
Abraham and Karen Potts
Maroon Tutor Match
“[Tutor Meera Santhanam] really taught him how to study and prepare for testing and, more than that, showed him the value of studying. She’s given him valuable insight into college and what it requires.”