Eric Solorio Academy High School

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Eric Solorio Academy High School
Address
Oblock Ave.

,
60632

Coordinates41°47′43″N 87°42′42″W / 41.7954°N 87.7116°W / 41.7954; -87.7116Coordinates: 41°47′43″N 87°42′42″W / 41.7954°N 87.7116°W / 41.7954; -87.7116
Information
School typePublic Secondary
Opened2010
School districtChicago Public Schools
CEEB code141042[1]
PrincipalVictor Iturralde
Grades912
GenderCoed
Enrollment1,189 (2017-18)[2]
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)     Maroon
     Gold[3]
Athletics conferenceChicago Public League[3]
Team nameSun Warriors[3]
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools
YearbookPride
Website

Eric Solorio Academy High School is a public 4-year high school located in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest side of Chicago, IL. Solorio is part of the Chicago Public Schools district and is managed by the Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL).

History[edit]

Eric Solorio Academy High School was named after Chicago Police Officer Eric Solorio, who died of injuries and suffered in a car accident while on patrol in 2006.[4] Officer Solorio was raised in the southwest side of Chicago and was on-track to graduate from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in Spanish (awarded posthumously).[5] Solorio Academy High School opened in 2010 due to rapid growth in the student population of the Southwest side. Solorio Academy was ranked as top 20 public high school in Chicago.[6][7]

The building is “Gold” level certified under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design schools’ rating system, and includes a green roof covering 40 percent of the building.[8] It was the first to implement CPS’s Urban Model High School (UMHS) design and was part of the Modern Schools Across Chicago (MSAC) program.[9] The building contains more than 200,000 square feet and includes science, computer, visual and performing arts classrooms, as well as a library, a gymnasium, a swimming pool and playing fields and tennis courts.[10] The school opened with grade 9 and has added a grade each school year. In June 2014, Solorio celebrated its first graduating class.

Academics[edit]

Solorio offers a college preparatory curriculum, including a Advanced Placement Courses in English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, Human Geography, US History, Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Biology, Physics, Calculus, Statistics, and Art.[11] In addition to core content, each department offers a variety of electives. Solorio also was designated "Strong" in the Creative Schools Certification program.[12]

In 2014, Solorio's ACT Composite average score was 18.9.[13] Their 4-year cohort graduation rate was 89.2%,[13] and their culture and climate was deemed "Well Organized" according to the results of the My School, My Voice 5 Essentials survey from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.

Athletics[edit]

The boys' soccer team earned its first school's state championship with a 6-0 victory against Gibault Catholic High School in the 2017 IHSA 2A state championship.[14]

Boys[edit]

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling

Girls[edit]

  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Lacrosse
  • Pom Pom
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • 16" Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Clubs and activities[edit]

  • After School Matters
  • Anime Club
  • Bowling
  • Chess Club
  • Chicago Cares
  • Choir
  • ComEd Youth Ambassadors
  • Cooking Club
  • Dance Team
  • Debate
  • DREAM Team
  • Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
  • Genesys Works
  • Graphic Design
  • Greencorps
  • Green Team
  • Guitar Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Kpop Club
  • Marching Band
  • Math Team
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics
  • Student Council
  • Student Newspaper
  • Tennis
  • Yearbook
  • Washington Fellows
  • WOW (Working On Womenhood)
  • ZeroWaste

References[edit]

  1. ^ "High School Code Search". College Board. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Chicago Public Schools". schoolinfo.cps.edu.
  3. ^ a b c "Chicago Solorio Academy)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 3 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  4. ^ "CPS high school named after fallen Chicago Police Officer Eric Solorio; Officer Solorio killed in 2006 squad car crash".
  5. ^ "City police mourn a fellow officer".
  6. ^ "The Best Public Schools in Chicago".
  7. ^ https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/illinois/districts/chicago-public-schools/solorio-academy-high-school-91896
  8. ^ http://www.pbcchicago.com/content/projects/project_detail.asp?pID=CPS-29
  9. ^ "MAYOR DALEY DEDICATES NEW ERIC SOLORIO ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL". 2 September 2010. Archived from the original on 1 March 2016.
  10. ^ http://media.proquest.com/media/pq/classic/doc/2720315421
  11. ^ "Chicago Public Schools". schoolinfo.cps.edu.
  12. ^ "CPS : Schools : School". www.cps.edu.
  13. ^ a b 2014 Illinois School Report Card - Solorio Academy High School
  14. ^ "Solorio wins in a rout to claim first ever state title". 4 November 2017.

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