Core Programs

At Pritzker College Prep, we organize the core of our school to align with the Noble pillars of Scholarship, Discipline, and Honor. All that we do we is purposeful and designed with achievement and college success in mind.

Academically, Pritzker students are exposed the following principals of core engagement:
  • 2,000+ minutes of instructional time per week
  • A rigorous core of English, literature, math, science, and social studies
  • Choice Classes through our award-winning band, choir, ROTC, journalism, and speech and debate classes 
  • Summer college programs throughout the world
  • Extra-curricular enrichment courses 
To help build the discipline of students the Pritzker campus offers:
  • A variety of athletics, including football, basketball, soccer, baseball, cross-country, rugby, volleyball, softball, baseball, wrestling, and ultimate frisbee
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  • A rigorous physical education program which includes fitness requirements to pass to the next grade
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  • Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps to acclimate students to the elements of self-discipline and leadership
To help further the extent to which our students honor the community the Pritzker campus offers:
  • A four year commitment to a minimum of 70 hours of community service for each student
  • Community service requirements to pass to the next grade
  • Clubs and co-curriculars that focus on bettering the community
  • Awareness of the local and greater community built into academic classes

Advisory

Students at Pritzker College Prep will participate in advisory for the entire four years of enrollment. Students remain in their advisory, with the same advisor, until graduation (unless retained).

Advisory classes focus on the following:

  • Individual character development
  • College planning
  • Regular communication with parents
  • Parent-teacher conferences
  • Academic planning and monitoring
  • Career exploration and planning
  • Records and daily attendance
  • Announcements
  • Monitor readiness for school by checking for uniforms, assignment book, homework and supplies

Textbook: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and supplemental-reading materials will also be selected.

After-School Programming

Pritzker College Prep offers several programs after school to supplement the educational day of our students.
 
  • Office Hours:From 4 pm through 5:30pm after school our students can choose to attend office hours for individual teachers. Each teacher holds after school office hours at least one day per week and students can attend to receive additional instruction or help on specific assignments. If a student is in academic danger, they are mandated to attend office hours to receive extra assistance.
     
  • Academic Intervention Program (AIP):If a student is struggling academically, generally defined by earning a D in a class or a low GPA, that student is automatically placed in a program which provides extra attention and support to raise the grades and academic prospects. Parents receive letters home informing that their student is receiving AIP, the intervention ends once a student has raised their grades to a level that is satisfactory to college admissions.
     
  • LaSalle: If a student does not complete their assigned homework and turn it in the day it is due, the student will receive LaSalle from their teacher and be required to attend a “homework detention” that same day from 4-5:30 pm. LaSalle was created and implemented to reinforce that the student’s day is not over until everything due has been completed and if they have problems or questions on an assignment, they have the means to receive help.
     
  • Sports: Pritzker offers different sports from fall to winter to spring.  Practices and games are often held after school and students must be in good academic standing to participate. 

Colleigate Seminatr 

Collegiate Seminar is a senior course designed to guide students through the research, application, financial planning and matriculation process for college. This course is modeled after college level instructional practices, in an effort to best to prepare students for college level studies. Fall semester is dedicated to the college research and application process. This includes creating a list of ten appropriately challenging and diversified colleges/ universities for which to apply to and completing college applications by December. By the end of the semester students should be able to identify their prospective colleges' graduation rate, average "out of pocket" cost, type of college (state university, research university, liberal arts college) and average ACT/ GPA accepted.

Spring semester is dedicated to financial aid and financial planning. Students are guided through the FAFSA as well as private scholarship research. Spring semester is especially exciting as students receive their college acceptances and make their final decisions about where they will be matriculating to in the fall. Parents are a crucial part of the financial aid and decision process and are expected to play a active role in meeting deadlines and communicating with the college counselor, the student's advisor and the student about goals, questions and concerns they may have.

Pritzker's Collegiate Seminar course is uniquely designed to assure students have all the resources and tools necessary to matriculate to and graduate from a four-year university/college. Proper preparation for the academic, financial, emotional and social demands of college is essential to realizing college graduation and opening the door of opportunity to all our students.