6-Year Chicago High Schools to Open in Fall

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Some Chicago students will leave their high schools equipped with a diploma, a degree and a promise of a job interview.

Chicago Public Schools, City Colleges and five technology companies will open six-year high schools offering associate degrees to students.

Verizon, IBM, Microsoft, Cisco and Motorola Solutions will create the engineering, technology and math coursework for students. The high-tech companies will provide mentors and internships to get students ready for their fields, the Sun-Times reports.

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