The Academy Group works with families from 65+ schools across Chicago, including neighborhood, magnet, charter, and selective institutions.
95% of the students we serve are black and brown and we will continue to expand our reach to support young people from Chicago’s most resilient communities. In addition, we serve young adults who attend a broad range of colleges and universities.

Schools our students attend


Shoesmith Elementary School

Burroughs Elementary School

Belmont-Cragin Elementary School

Haines Elementary School

UChicago Charter School: North Kenwood/Oakland

UChicago Charter School: Donoghue Campus

Ruben Salazar Elementary Bilingual Center

Chavez Elementary Multicultural Academy

The Academy for Global Citizenship

Chicago International Charter School Bucktown campus

Dewey Academy of Fine Arts

John Fiske Elementary

Donald J. Marquez Elementary, an Acero School

James Monroe Elementary School

Bernhard Moos Elementary School


Amundsen High School

Back of the Yards High School

Holy Trinity High School

Michele Clark Magnet School

Walter Dyett High School for the Arts

George Westinghouse College Prep

Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts

Epic Academy

John Hancock College Prep

Kenwood Academy

Intrinsic Schools

The Noble Academy

University of Chicago Charter School at Woodlawn

Urban Prep Academies

Walter Payton College Prep

George Washington High School

Whitney M. Young Magnet High School


Princeton University

Stanford University

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

University of Rochester

Harvard University

Spelman College

University of Michigan

Butler University

Florida A&M University

Ohio State University

New York University

Northwestern University

University of Illinois Chicago

Pomona College

Middlebury College

University of Chicago

Gettysburg College

Davidson College

Augustana College

Colgate University

University of Southern California

Duke University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Denison University

Brown University

Central State University

Howard University

Washington University in St. Louis

Vanderbilt University

Cornell University

DePaul University

St. Olaf College

Lafayette College

Boston College

Williams College