Magic Johnson gives students a second chance

On July 17, Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academies announced that they will be teaming up with Chicago Public Schools to provide a high school diploma to students who have dropped out of high school or are at a risk of not graduating. There will be two locations, one in South Shore and one in the North/South Lawndale Communities.

“We are very excited to be part of Chicago Public Schools’ education option strategy,” said Thom Jackson, chief operating officer for Edison Learning.

According to Will Polite, vice president of development in the Chicago land area, there are anywhere from 40,000 and 60,000 high school dropouts. “Do something that will help your future and give you the tools you need to be a working member of the community,” said student parent Carolyn Caraway.

“Our program offers an educational model that prepares students for life after receiving their high school diploma. Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academy offers a custom curriculum and  individualized support, and counseling gives students a 10-point road map for success,” said Jackson.
The new locations will be servicing North and South Lawndale Communities, Little Village, Pilsen and other surrounding neighborhoods.

Parents and students who are interested in Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academy are encouraged to enroll now as both locations are at 75 percent capacity.

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