An AUSL turnaround begins with new leaders, teachers, and staff, additional programs, and upgraded facilities resulting in more opportunities now and in the future for our students.

Turnaround Process


CPS Board of Education determines which schools will be turned around by AUSL.


During the summer, the school’s facility is upgraded by CPS.

Before school starts, the principal, teachers and staff host events and participate in community walks to meet students and families.

Late Summer

Teachers and staff come together for several weeks during the summer to prepare for the coming school year.

All teachers at AUSL schools are CPS employees and Chicago Teachers Union members.

First Day of School

When the same students return to school in the fall, they enter an environment of high expectations and success.


AUSL’s PASSAGE framework provides our school leadership teams with a roadmap for creating high-performing schools in high-poverty neighborhoods.

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