Cesar E. Chavez Multicultural Academic Center K-12 Breakthrough Models

School: Cesar E. Chávez Multicultural Academic Center
Grades Served: PK-8
Location: 4747 S Marshfield Ave Chicago, IL
Operator: Chicago Public Schools
Operator Type: District
School Type: District
Setting: Urban

Students at Start: 950
Students at Capacity: 950

Hallmark Feature: Mastery-based Learning

This new approach will utilize blended learning to deploy competency-based strategies, allowing students to progress through subjects at their own pace. Chávez will use multiple assessments to measure student individual progress and growth.

  • This blended model will create an environment where students take more ownership of their individual learning experience.
  • This will build on approaches established during Chicago Public Schools’ Additional Learning Opportunities pilot in 2011 and the 2013 Summer Design Program.
  • Chávez will share this system with other district schools, with the hope of scaling successful blended-learning practices.
  • Chávez’s student population is 99 percent low income and 95 percent Hispanic.  The school is among the most advanced in Chicago at executing and implementing blended instructional approaches at scale.