Champions In the Classroom and On the Field

In the last ten months, three of our five high schools have won state championships. The Orr Academy Spartans celebrated their first state title as a school in Division 2A basketball this past March; the Solorio Academy Sun Warriors celebrated their first ever Division 2A state soccer championship in early November; and last week, the Phillips Academy Wildcats celebrated their second state football championship, this time Class 5A, becoming the only CPS school to earn a football state championship, let alone two – ever.

But our students are not just champions on the field. At our schools, as Craig Elmore, a Phillips senior running back and linebacker sums up, our focus is clear: “The legacy we want to leave behind is good grades, good football, better students.” Whether its football, soccer, drama, or drumline, our students know that it’s about grades first and extracurricular activities second on the way to becoming a well-rounded student and school citizen.

Learn more about one such extraordinary student, Quincy Patterson, in a feature story published by Education Post.