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Winning On and Off the Court: Varsity Boys Basketball

Winning On and Off the Court: Varsity Boys Basketball Featured Photo
We are pleased to announce that our very own Varsity Boys Basketball team posted a 3.06 UNWEIGHTED GPA for the marking periods during their season! Based on this outstanding accomplishment, the team qualifies for the IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award. This award is designed to reward teamwork not only in athletic competition, but in the classroom as well. Did you know that 100% of the Seniors on the Varsity Boys Basketball team have a post-secondary plan. Eight out of nine players will continue playing basketball at the collegiate level and one will enlist in the military. Coach Oliver and Coach Wallace, thank you for equipping these student athletes with the skills and strategies they will need to win on and off the court.

The AVID Effect

The AVID Effect Featured Photo
Our AVID Site Team showcased the culmination of their collaborative efforts during a recent certification visit. The testimonials shared by current AVID students, tutors, alum, teachers, counselors, administrators, and a parent highlighted the level of support and commitment that our site team provides throughout our school community. Our AVID students were proud to share that participation in AVID equips them with the college-readiness skills and resources to help themselves and their peers. Overall, the entire visit illustrated the layered effect that comes with of years of progressive AVID implementation.

Recent News

Congratulating Curie HS All-State Illinois Water Polo & All Sectional Players

Water polo is one of the toughest and most demanding sports an athlete can play. Being an Illinois water polo athlete is an awesome athletic opportunity. We are proud to host great water polo teams here at Curie HS. At the conclusion of each high school season, IWP sponsors an All-Star competition between Illinois All-State Top 40 Boy and Girl Athletes. At this time, we'd like to congratulate a few of our Boys Water Polo athletes who will compete as members of the All-Star and Illinois state-level teams. Congratulations to Jose Servin who was named to the All-State 3rd Team by Illinois Water Polo! Congratulations to our Lyons Township IHSA All-Sectional team members selected by Illinois Water Polo: Jose Servin - 1st Team Sebastian Chaidez - 2nd Team Alan Anaya - Honorable Mention Each of these students has demonstrated exemplary athleticism in their sport. They demonstrate the Curie Way and all of them are eligible to receive athletic scholarships to compete at the collegiate level because they each have an unweighted GPA that exceeds the minimum 2.3 GPA eligibility criteria for the NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse.

Calling all future business leaders!

The UIC CHANCE Program in partnership with the UIC College of Business will pilot the Future Leaders in Business program; a **FREE** five-week program for rising high school seniors which will provide a comprehensive introduction to the academic and professional fields of business. The program will provide students with an introduction to fundamental business concepts, leadership development and communication styles, while investigating business majors and careers in accounting, finance, marketing and management. The project aims to cultivate a diverse learning community while further developing students’ interest in business study and future enrollment at UIC. The curriculum will also include college level writing instruction, success workshops, team building and field trips. The program will consist of five weeks of faculty-led instruction in business topics and include a one-week residential component in UIC housing.

GEAR-Up Summer Story Slam!

Condors, our GEAR UP partners are inviting one-hundred students to join them in the great tradition of uncovering and sharing stories about life from our many Chicago communities. This opportunity is FREE to rising 10th and 11th Grade GEAR UP students. (The cost of similar summer programs is $2,000.) Would you like to explore Chicago through field trips, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, videos, music and art?   Are you interested in an opportunity to learn more about the events, people, and places that have shaped this great city and how to use your voice and words to bring about change? Sign up today!

@CurieCS Competes at CTE Information Technology Citywide Capstone

Senior Web Development students presented at the CTE Information Technology Citywide Capstone competition. Unfortunately, they didn't place, but they had an awesome time!! Check out the @CurieCs Twitter account to see what is going on in Computer Science at Curie.

Next Level Recognition for Girls Basketball Team

This past weekend, our lady Condors were treated to a pre-game celebration dinner at Pizano's (South Loop) and honored at center court during halftime at the WNBA Chicago Sky season opening game. Our girls basketball team received recognition as "High School Team of the Week" as well as a nomination for "High School Team of the Year". “Our team wants to be remembered for hopefully being the first girls basketball team out of Curie to go to win our conference,” said Raegan King, who nominated the team for the honor. To Coach Brooks and our lady Condors, thank you for serving as an inspiration to others by making a positive impact in the Curie community and redefining possible for those around you. #RedefinePossible #WorkHard #PlayHard #GoCondors

Saluting our Spanish Honor Society Inductees

Educators, family members, and friends gathered in the auditorium to honor over 90 inductees into the Spanish Honor Society (Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica). The inductees have shown and proven a deep interest in the Spanish language. According to their oath, each inductee promises to devote themselves to the study of the Spanish language in order to master, remembering that a language can be a strong tie between persons of differing origins of race or religion. If you would like more information about joining the Spanish Honor Society (Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica), please contact Mr. Drop and/or Ms. Urquiza.

Chicago Summer Legal Institute

Chicago Summer Legal Institute (8/6/18 - 8/10/18) (GEAR UP Partnership) Location: John Marshall Law School If you have thought about becoming a lawyer, learn what lawyers do. The Summer Legal Institute Program (SLI) is a one-week legal immersion program for high school students in Baltimore (MD), Chicago (IL), Detroit (MI), Indianapolis (IN), Los Angeles (CA), Twin Cities (MN), New Orleans (LA), Springfield (MA) and Washington (D.C.). "For many students, particularly students of color and those from low-income backgrounds, the path to law school or a successful legal career is not always clear. JTB works to illuminate that path by lighting the spark of recognition that it is possible to become a lawyer and a leader. That spark is “just the beginning” for our scholars and leaders." ~ Just the Beginning Learn about the path to law school. Registration is open. Public transportation passes are available.

City Colleges of Chicago Dual Enrollment Program

Are you ready to jump start your college plans by earning college credit while still in high school? Condors representing the Class of 2019 and Class of 2020 can get a head start earning college credit for FREE through City Colleges of Chicago Dual Enrollment Program. Qualified rising juniors and rising seniors can enroll in one (1) college course per semester through one of the seven City Colleges (CCC). Course instruction occurs on the CCC campuses. If you are interested in learning more, please contact a Curie HS Counselor or one of the City Colleges of Chicago.

Curie AVID Program Highlights... Senior Decision Day!

Our Senior AVID program participants celebrated their college decision with their cohort, counselor (Ms. Lopez), AVID Program Coordinator (Mr. Nguyen), and one of the AVID Elective teachers (Ms. Mariscal, not pictured). **The goal of Senior Decision Day is to recognize high school seniors for their post-secondary educational plans and encourage younger students and families to prepare early for post-secondary education.

Robert Morris TRIO Partnership

Our partnership with TRIO provides students with access to post-secondary exploration experiences, opportunities, and options.

Upcoming Events

Senior Luncheon

Time: 11 AM – 3 PM
Location: Carnivale, 702 West Fulton Street
Jun 11

Curie Senior Prom

Time: 7 PM – 11:30 PM
Location: Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Ave
Jun 8

Curie Metro High School At A Glance

  • 94% Students who agree or strongly agree that the curriculum at this school is focused on helping students get ready for college
  • 73% College Persistence rate; 13% above CPS average
  • award 4 Consecutive years beating the world average IB Diploma pass rate
  • 53% Graduates earning early college and career credentials
  • scholarship 89% Percent IB Diploma Programme Pass Rate
  • 59% College Graduation rate; 11% above CPS average
We strive for excellence!