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
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.