Unique High School Experiences available as alternative to CPS for Freshmen and Sophomores at Innovative Chicago Campus

CHICAGO, June 13, 2016 — In answer to Chicago families’ growing dismay with CPS and the possibility of schools not opening in the fall, GCE Lab School has opened up 24 additional seats for incoming Freshmen and Sophomores for Fall 2016. GCE is extending this opportunity to more students as an alternate option to CPS, providing access to a premier education in one of Chicago’s most innovative high schools. Applications are now being accepted, with prospective student orientations on July 12th and July 21st. Acceptance letters will be sent out by July 29th. Scholarship opportunities will also be made available to those outstanding students demonstrating high academic achievement and need.

The GCE Lab School is an elite independent private high school where 50% of the students receive scholarship funding, resulting in a student body that’s truly reflective of the richly diverse city in which we live. The GCE Lab School’s inquiry and project-based curriculum breaks down the walls between school and the world. GCE takes students out of the classroom and into the real-world, providing them with tangible pathways to careers and future success. New horizons are opened and aspirations ignited, exposing students to opportunities not previously thought possible.

“Diversity is an essential component of the GCE learning experience. In order to become global citizens, students need to learn how to communicate, connect, and collaborate with people of different backgrounds, beliefs, and values.” – Eric Davis, school founder.

GCE students are excelling

The GCE Lab School has seen outstanding success among students where 100% of graduates have earned college acceptances, many top tier universities across the country. So much more impressive is that 80% of these students have earned merit-based scholarships. The first 39 GCE graduates alone earned more than $3.6M in merit aid; and 3 graduates earned the coveted POSSE scholarship. What makes this even more impressive, is that several of these students were not on track to graduate at their previous schools. GCE provided a transforming experience for these students, where they became re-engaged in their learning and invested in their futures resulting in successes they had not previously expected.

For further information, please contact Kate Klein, Head of School, at [email protected]