News & Announcements

The AVID Effect

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.

Curie Summer

Curie High School staff will be working at Hancock High School from June 25 - August 16 due to construction. Families and students can call Hancock or visit us there on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30am-12:30pm.

Winning On and Off the Court: Varsity Boys Basketball

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.

Curie/MCA SPACE Civics Projects in Action

Several of our students had their civics postcards displayed as part of the Art for Social Change exhibit at the Oak Park Art League. Students had a chance to talk about their postcards and civic issues with guests, and guests were able to write their messages on the postcards that will be mailed to elected officials. Proceeds from postcard sales went to benefit the Pro Bono Network in support of those in
dire need of civil legal assistance. Then, on Saturday, our students also held another writing party at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen during their block party.

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!

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.

Curie SPACE Artwork on Display

Our AP Government students will be sharing their postcards, driven by our partnership with MCA and regarding civic issues that they care about, with the public at a block party at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen this Saturday, May 12. Additionally, some of our students will have their postcards displayed for an exhibition at the Oak Park Art League this Friday, May 11 from 7pm-9pm. Our students will have a table there to share their postcards with the public as well -
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