June 1, 2016
New Face at New Space: Klein Leaves CPS to Lead Innovative Chicago High School
CHICAGO, June 1, 2016/PR Newswire/– GCE Lab School, an innovative inquiry and project-based high school in Chicago, is proud to announce that Kathryn Klein, a senior leader at CPS, has joined GCE as Head of School.
Replacing previous Head and School Founder Eric Davis who will focus on expanding the school’s learning model into districts across the country, Kathryn will focus on further establishing GCE as a leader in experiential instruction and best-practices resource for teachers in Chicago. She will also oversee the Fall grand opening of the expanded school facilities; a unique space that’s reflective of GCE’s innovative learning model, different in many ways from the typical high school.
A redefined high school experience that breaks down the walls of the classroom
Imagine if the entire city was the classroom. Every week students at GCE explore Chicago with hands-on learning in real-world environments. Through field experiences, guest workshops and apprenticeships, students augment their classroom instruction with practical, experiential learning. These experiences are made possible through a unique partnership with over 200 Chicago area businesses and nonprofit organizations. These City2Classroom™ partners provide students with real-world contexts to their classroom studies, answering the often asked question “Why do I have to learn this?” By breaking down the walls between the classroom and the world, students are exposed to tangible pathways to careers and future success.
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. Since its opening in 2010, GCE has refined its learning model and established itself as the premier high school in Chicago in inquiry and project-based learning. The response from colleges shows that it’s working – 80% of GCE’s graduates have earned merit-based scholarships totaling $3.6MM to universities and colleges across the country, and 3 have been awarded the coveted POSSE scholarships. With a new Head of School and expanded facility, GCE Lab School is ready to move to the next level of their development, exposing more students to opportunities not previously thought possible through learning that is relevant and engaging.
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