DeVry Inc.’s (NYSE: DV) dual-degree program, DeVry Advantage Academy, has been ranked by Chicago Magazine among the top 15 public high schools in Chicago. DeVry Advantage Academy is a tuition-free, dual-degree program that enables students to earn an associate degree while finishing high school by taking both high school and college courses during junior and senior year.
The September 2012 edition of Chicago Magazine ranks the top public elementary and high schools in the city and suburbs using data from state report cards for the 2010-11 academic school year. The schools were then ranked in comparison to their peers using a weighted formula taking students’ test scores, spending per pupil, pupil-teacher ratio (for elementary schools) and graduation rates (for high schools) into consideration.
With 100 percent graduation rate, Chicago Magazine ranked DeVry Advantage Academy No. 8 among their list of top 15 high schools in the city.
“Inclusion among the top ranked high schools only confirms what we have known for a long time,” said Candace Goodwin, DeVry University Chicago campus president. “DeVry Advantage Academy has achieved outstanding results in providing access and educational opportunities to Chicago high schools students and we are very proud.”
The Advantage Academy program launched in 2004 under former CEO of Chicago Public Schools and current U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. The program has since expanded to school districts in Decatur, Georgia and Columbus, Ohio.
In Chicago, eligible Chicago Public School high school students have the opportunity to earn their associate degree in network systems administrator or web graphic design. CPS teachers lead the high school courses, while DeVry University professors teach the college courses, all located at the university campus in Chicago. After graduation, students can enter the workforce or enroll in a four-year bachelor’s degree program, either at DeVry or another university.
Just like traditional DeVry University students, Advantage Academy students have access to all university facilities and services, including libraries and laboratories, tutoring, mentoring, membership in student organizations and career/employment assistance. Tuition, books and charges for all eligible courses are paid for by the school district and DeVry University, saving students and their families money.
For more information about Advantage Academy, visit http://www.chi.devry.edu/HighSchoolPrograms.html.
About DeVry Inc.
DeVry's purpose is to empower its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry (NYSE: DV, member S&P 500 Index) is a global provider of educational services and the parent organization of Advanced Academics, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Carrington College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, DeVry University, and Ross University Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. These institutions offer a wide array of programs in business, healthcare and technology. DeVry’s institutions serve students in secondary through postsecondary education and professionals in accounting and finance. For more information, please visit http://www.devryinc.com.