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September, 2016 . CHICAGO MAGAZINE RANKS  CHICAGO MATH & SCIENCE ACADEMY  AMONG 3 TOP CHARTER HIGH SCHOOLS CMSA is profiled in Chicago Magazine’s September 2016 issue for being one Best Public Schools ranking CMSA #2 among the top 5 charter high schools in Chicago.  The magazine calculated these rankings by reviewing recent the most recent data available from CPS and the Illinois State Board of Education. The data included scores from the state PARCC tests, ACT growth and ACT attainment, NEWEA/MAP growth in reading and in math, and the 5 Essentials rubric used by CPS. Graduation and attendance rates were also taken into account in the research. This is another significant milestone for CMSA students and their families. We are very proud of our teachers, staff, students and community who help us achieve this recognition.

septiembre 2016. CMSA se perfila en la revista Chicago Magazine  por ser una de las Mejores Escuelas Públicas.  La revista calcula estas clasificaciones mediante la revisión reciente de los datos más recientes disponibles de CPS y la Junta de Educación del Estado de Illinois. Los datos incluyeron las puntuaciones de las pruebas PARCC estatales, el crecimiento y el logro de ACT, crecimiento de NEWEA/MAP en lectura y en matemáticas, y la rúbrica de 5 Fundamentos utilizado por CPS. Las tasas de graduación y de asistencia también se tuvieron en cuenta en la investigación. Este otro éxito de CMSA es muy significativo para los estudiantes de CMSA y sus familias. Nos sentimos muy orgullosos de nuestros maestros, personal, estudiantes y comunidad que nos ayudan a lograr este reconocimiento.

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August 18, 2016 –  For the second year in a row, Chicago Math and Science Academy (CMSA), rated Level 1+ by Chicago Public Schools, is profiled in US News and World Report’s Best High Schools in the nation earning a  “Silver” rating by the publication.

US News and World Report identified CMSA as the top rated charter school in Chicago for college readiness. The College Preparedness rating is determined by student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (Advanced Placement®/IB exams).

18 de Agosto de 2016  – Por segundo año consecutivo, Chicago Math and Science Academy (CMSA)  se perfila en US News y World Report como una de las mejores escuelas  en la nación  ganando  la clasificación de “Plata” por la publicación.

CMSA ha sido reconocido por tener un logro alto de estudiantes y preparación universitaria. Nuestros indices de graduación y la participación en curos rigurosos de  participación  de colocación Avanzada (AP) pesaron much en el proceso de clasificación.colocación

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June 27-28, 2016. ScienceScape 2016 thrills girls ‘By the Numbers’ – CMSA 6th graders travel to Purdue University with their teacher, Ms. Tyffanie Barnes Turner, for two days of exploraing their scientific curiosity through various labs focusing on several disciplines within the College of Science. Campers learned about deforestation, computer coding, formation of a precipitate, planet motion, Mars rover missions, tornado formation, atmospheric influences, motion detectors and pressure measurements through the theme, “Science by the Numbers.” They also researched and presented on several scientists that have shaped these fields.

JOIN OTHER PARENTS IN SUPPORT OF CHARTER LOBBY DAY IN SPRINGFIELD ON APRIL 6, 2016

MAIN INCS RALLY
Transportation and meals (breakfast and lunch will be provided by INCS. Tentative agenda is as follows:
6:00 a.m. Bus pick-ups from CMSA
7:00 a.m. Send off rally begins – US Cellular Field
8:00 a.m. Buses leave for Springfield:
Breakfast served on buses
Welcome and overview of the day
Training & practice for legislative visits
11:45 a.m. Rally in the Capitol Rotunda
Meetings with legislators
Lunch available for pickup between 1-2pm
2:00 p.m. Buses depart Springfield
6:00pm Buses arrive in Chicago

WE NEED YOU TO COME OUT AND SUPPORT CMSA AT THIS RALLY! FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT MS. BERMUDEZ at Bermudez@cmsaonline.net

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FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW, CHICAGO MATH AND SCIENCE ACADEMY (CMSA) RECEIVES “EXCELLENT” RATINGS BY CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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Chicago– (October 30, 2014) – Chicago Math & Science Academy (CMSA) has achieved a Level 1+ “Excellent” status in the 2014-2015 School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP) report released by Chicago Public Schools. The report establishes the indicators of school performance and growth and the benchmarks against which a school’s success is evaluated on an annual basis.

This marks CMSA’s 3rd year of having an “Excellent” rating (either a Level 1 or Level 1+). The SQRP report is based on school performance metrics such as PSAE /ACT scores, student growth in math and reading, drop-out rate, and attendance rate. This rating places CMSA amongst the highest performing public schools, both charter and district, in Chicago. CMSA’s School Quality Report by CPS is attached and can be found on www.cps.edu.

“Every single day the community entrusts their children to us for a quality educational experience. Chicago Math & Science Academy is a school designed to not only send students to college but to have them graduate from college”, states Ali Kuran, principal. “This Level 1+ Excellent status is a testament to the hard work our teachers do every day and the commitment and persistence our students have to achieve”

According to the report, CMSA students made significant gains in key areas:
• Reading growth on NWEA MAP* (grades 6-8) = is in the top 15% of schools nationally
• Math growth on NWEA MAP* (grades 6-8) = is in the top 6% of schools nationally
• Growth of EPAS assessment series (grades 11 PLAN to ACT) = is in the top 4% nationally
• College Persistence Rate (class of 2013) = 84.6%
• Attendance Rate = 97.3%

**NWEA = Northwest Evaluation Association & (MAP) = Measures of Academic Progress are nationally recognized norm-referenced assessments used as one metric in the school quality equation.
Comparison of Student Growth of CMSA with CPS and Nationwide
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These are the district-wide medians/averages in each category. These include all schools with data (charters, non-selective district schools, selective district schools). The averages are unweighted – meaning they do not take into account the size of the school. (National Growth Percentile = Average growth of the school compared to national average growth for schools with the same average pretest score. The school is assigned a percentile representing where it would fall on the national distribution. The national average is the 50th percentile.) *This college persistence rate is among charter schools in Chicago only.
Since 2004, CMSA’s mission has been to prepare students for college graduation by creating an effective learning community with high expectations and a rigorous STEM-focused curriculum. The US News and World Report rated CMSA as one of the top (Bronze Medal) high schools in the nation in 2014. CMSA students have been consistently accepted to competitive colleges like University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Notre Dame University, and University of Illinois in Urbana. For more information about CMSA, please visit www.cmsaonline.net.

CMSA is part of a larger network called Concept Schools. Concept manages four schools in Chicago and 26 others throughout the Midwest, serving a total of 13,000 students. www.conceptschools.org

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