It’s simple. You can’t get this education any place else.
How many high school students get to:
- Write software and create mobile applications for iPhone, Windows 8, and Android
- Hang out with and be mentored by some of the city’s biggest names in tech
- Attend behind-the-scenes field trips
- Create their own tech start-up
Junior, Shaquiesha Davis won a $1,000 scholarship from a city-wide mobile app competition. Shaquiesha’s app, Baby B 4 Me, allows parents and care providers to interact through real-time chart update, a support net list, and video and text chat capabilities. As a babysitter herself, she noticed the anxiety parents have when leaving their child. New sitters also feel this. Her app is a solution to bridge the gap of communication while parents are away.
This type of exposure, high expectations, and career and college preparation is all a part of the ChiTech experience.
We are Chicago’s start-up high school. Not just because we ourselves are a start-up, or because our students are preparing to lead the next generation of start-ups, but because we think of each student as their own start-up.
Chicago Tech Academy does not impose barriers like location, money, or skill level on acceptance. Our students are motivated by the power of technology and are excited about special opportunities to build critical relationships in tech.