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Carrying Water @ The Chicago River

By Hiu To / October 4, 2020

Freshmen in the Water class visited the Chicago River to collect water. In the first unit of this STEAM course, students have been pursuing the guiding question, why is water…

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Exploring the Journey of Coffee with Metropolis Coffee

By Brent Mix / May 11, 2020

For the past two years, students in the Food For Thought class have visited the Metropolis Coffee Company’s roastery to learn about the life of the Coffee plant. They’ve toured…

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A Virtual Eat Your Neighborhood Tour with Dave Odd

By Hiu To / April 25, 2020

The students in the Food For Thought class are investigating the guiding question, How are food systems shaped and how do they shape the world?. As a part of this…

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Examining Policy with Connie Jordan

By Brent Mix / April 20, 2020

Juniors are taking a course called Policy. The first Unit, called “Legislate,” investigates the ways that policy happens through legislative bodies. For the most part, our curriculum focuses on the…

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Spaces as Public Art at Design Museum of Chicago

By Hiu To / December 12, 2019

Students in Drawing Lines have been investigating the concept of placemaking specifically through art. So far in their investigation, they’ve looked at how public artworks may create places where people…

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Musing over Murals with Pilsen Public Art Tours

By Hiu To / December 10, 2019

The students in the Drawing Lines course have been examining the power of public art in educating and uniting a community. As a part of their investigation, they studied the…

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Working with Bikes at Working Bikes

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / November 3, 2019

Juniors in Design & Engineering met with Anna, the volunteer coordinator at Working Bikes in Pilsen to learn about the anatomy and the mechanics of bikes. In the second unit…

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Better Design at the Greater Good Studio

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / October 25, 2019

Juniors in Design & Engineering have been pursuing the guiding question, How does design process impact product and experience?. Specifically, students have been investigating the design of gardening tools and…

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Studying the Chicago River on a Water Taxi

By Hiu To / September 29, 2019

In the first Unit of the Water class, the Freshmen have been pursuing the guiding question, Why is water so common yet so rare?. As a part of their investigation,…

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Investigating the Economics of Rideshare at the Chicago Lyft Hub

By Hiu To / September 29, 2019

The Seniors in the Economics course have been investigating the guiding question, How do we make choices in a world of limited resources and limited time?. In the course, students…

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Meeting Human Needs at Lincoln Park Community Service

By Brent Mix / September 15, 2019

Unit I of SDGs & You is entitled Access, and it asks students to investigate the first, second, and fourth Sustainable Development Goals: No Poverty, No Hunger, and Quality Education (respectively).…

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Creating Drama at The Goodman Theater

By Hiu To / May 16, 2019

In the Sophomore Humanities course, Drama, the students have been investigating the guiding question, How does drama stage and heal our roles in society?. Specifically, they have been studying how…

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Studying Ecosystems at Patchwork Farms

By GCE Lab School / April 22, 2019

The Freshmen taking Food have been pursuing the guiding question, What does a balanced ecosystem look like?. In the first unit of this STEAM course, students are investigating the types…

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A Test of Endurance

By GCE Lab School / April 19, 2019

Seniors in Endurance are investigating the journeys of endurance of historical fictional and non-fictional heroes. They are tasked with answering the guiding question, How do you endure mental and physical…

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From Farm to Cup at Metropolis Coffee Company

By Hiu To / April 11, 2019
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Freshman in the Food For Thought class went to Metropolis Coffee Company’s roastery to learn about the life of the Coffee plant. Students were welcomed into the state-of-the-art roastery where…

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Experiencing Sound at the Chicago Music Exchange

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / February 28, 2019

In the second unit of the course, Light, Sound, and Time, the Juniors have been investigating the guiding question, What does life sound like?. As a part of their investigation,…

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Defining Dogma at the Muslim Community Center

By Sharon Holmes / February 28, 2019

The Sophomores in Forbidden Books have been investigating the guiding question, How are minds fanaticized?. Specifically, the students have been examining why books have been forbidden for dogmatic reasons through…

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Looking Through a Pinhole

By Hiu To / February 13, 2019

The Juniors in Light, Sound, and Time have been focusing on light and investigating the guiding question: What would life look like without light? . In order to illuminate answers…

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Closing the Loop at The Plant Chicago

By Hiu To / January 11, 2019

In the third unit of the Biomimicry Elective, the students have been investigating the guiding question, What would a fungus do?. In this unit, students have been investigating fungi and their…

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Want Not, Waste Not at The WasteShed

By Hiu To / January 7, 2019

Students in the Game Changers Elective have been pursuing the guiding question, How do game components come together?. In this unit of this game design course, students have been examining…

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Fall Term

September 7, 2021 - November 19, 2021
ReMobilizing the Future Poster

ReMobilizing the Future

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October 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT
9 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Halloween

October 31, 2021

Diwali

November 4, 2021

Deadline to register for 12/11 ACT

November 5, 2021

SAT

November 6, 2021

Veteran’s Day [No School]

November 11, 2021
gce students

High School Open House for Grades 9-12

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November 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CST
9 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Fall Final Presentations

November 18, 2021

Fall Final Presentations

November 18, 2021