Principal - Charles Asiyanbi
Assistant Principal - Sharrone Travis
The Emmett Till Academy Professional Community is dedicated to providing a comprehensive educational program for its students, emphasizing the developmental needs of the whole child. This will be accomplished through quality educational experiences, professional development opportunities, fostering a sense of community whereby parents are involved and committed to participating in their children's education, and providing a caring environment to nurture our students. In addition, students will be provided with structured learning experiences that will enable them to develop into responsible citizens.
We believe that the instructional program should:
|provide students with engaging, hands on, problem solving activities to promote learning|
|set high standards and provide appropriate instructional support for student success|
|incorporate values, morals, and respect for self and others|
|provide a variety of learning activities to respond to the needs of all of our students including shared reading, literature circles, Bloom's taxonomy, reciprocal teaching, cooperative learning, and direct skills instruction|
|provide interdisciplinary instruction across all grade levels|
|provide a middle school program that responds to the academic, social, emotional, and physiological needs of adolescents|
|create a community of learners among students, staff, and parents|
|correlate mathematics with other content area and real life experiences|
|integrate technology into the instructional program|
|utilize a variety of assessments to monitor student progress and provide feedback to guide instruction|
A wide range of opportunities for parental involvement will support this instructional program. In addition, community partnership will be expanded in keeping with the notion that "it takes a whole village to raise a child."
A wholesome learning climate will be promoted via a safe and orderly environment, attendance initiatives and activities to foster school pride, student self-esteem and motivation.
|Enrollment and admissions |
|Open to students living in attendance area. If space is available, applicants living outside the attendance area may apply. Contact school for more information. Pre-K open to applicants citywide. |
|School type ||Zone ||Grades ||Number of students |
|Pre ||K |
|1 ||2 ||3 ||4 ||5 |
|6 ||7 ||8 |
|9 ||10 ||11 ||12 |
|Supports and Resources|
Emmett Louis Till Math and Science Academy, a Mathematics and Science Magnet Cluster School, prepares students for high school and beyond. The school maintains a partnership with University of Chicago; participates in math, science, literacy, and social studies fairs; and has two computer labs, a science lab. All classrooms have computers.
Health and Wellness: Crisis Intervention Services, School-based Dental Services, Targeted Behavioral Health Intervention
|Scholastic: Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring |
Sports and Fitness: Boys’ Basketball, Cheerleading, Flag Football,