9th - 12th
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Overview

    Southland College Prep opened its doors in August 2010 to just 121 students in 9th grade. Our promise was to provide a college prep curriculum for all our students and fully prepare them for the next level of education – college. Beyond serving our students and their families with a rigorous academic program and rich complement of extra-curricular activities, our goal was to prove the possible. Southland set out to defy expectations for our predominantly African American community and demonstrate that 100% of our students would be accepted to the four-year higher education institution of their choice.

    Our vision in 2010 remains our vision today: to create and refine a model that can be replicated throughout the nation which establishes a new standard of excellence in academic achievement and college success for our students.

    Now in its tenth year, Southland has grown to serve 573 students and has demonstrated remarkable success. Most notably, 100% of our first seven graduating classes were accepted to college. Together the students in the seven graduating classes were offered more than $200 million in merit-based scholarships. Southland students have been accepted to 38 of the U.S. News & World Report’s Top 50 Colleges, including all eight of the Ivy League institutions.

    • Lifelong learners, always looking to improve

    • Eager to connect with diverse leaders to continue to improve practice

    • Modeling expectations of their students

    • Exhibits a good attitude and a growth mindset

    • Technology is seamlessly integrated into their practice

    • Student learning is of the utmost importance - they don’t control, they conduct, facilitate- empower

    • Creative and open to trying new things

    • A natural relationship builder

    • Hard working and nurturing

    • Responsible

    • Positive Attitude

    • Constant communicator with stakeholders

    • Organized

    • Love for all students

    Medical and Dental Insurance HMO and PPO Plans (75% of Premiums paid by Southland)

    Life, Short Term Disability, AD&D Insurance (100% of Premiums paid by Southland)

    Flex Spending Account

    50% Tuition Reimbursement for Master’s Program (maximum of $2,500 per year)

    Our Faculty
    30 %
    90 %
    9th - 12th
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Our Students
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    95 %
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    10 %
    Our Faculty
    30 %
    90 %