This Monday (February 9, 2015) the Catalyst Board of Directors' will hold their scheduled meeting at 3:00 PM at Catalyst Maria, 6727 S. California Ave., Chicago, IL, 60629. All Catalyst Board meetings are open to the public.
The agenda for this meeting will be:
*Welcome- Mission Moment
- SQRP Scores
- Catalyst Maria AdvancED accreditation
- Catalyst Howland RSV
*Update on charter renewal process/calendar and Catalyst next steps for Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School
*Update on ccharter renewal process/calendar and Catalyst next steps for Catalyst Howland Charter School
Catalyst Circle Rock scholars were a part of a new campaign of a social initiative, Black is Human. This initiative provides a glimpse of the African American experience through stories often unheard. Black is Human takes an honest look at our community, celebrates its spirit and illuminates a truer picture. Scholars were featured in different videos, one of which can be accessed below:
Visit Black Is Human on Facebook and Twitter:
Due to the dangerous weather conditions forcasted for Monday, February 2, 2015, Catalyst-Circle Rock, Catalyst Howland and Catalyst Maria will be closed to scholars and staff. Please be safe during this weather!
Due to the extreme low temperatures forcasted for Thursday, February 19, 2015, Catalyst-Circle Rock, Catalyst Howland and Catalyst Maria will be closed to scholars and staff. Please be safe during this weather!
After months of rigorous preparation and a successful site visit this week, Catalyst Maria has received AdvancEd accreditation! With this accreditation, Catalyst Maria now can offer Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment classes, as well as start a National Honor Society! Accreditation is a national recognition that Catalyst Maria is preforming at- or above-expectations on five main standards that define excellent schools. Colleges and other institutions will recognize accreditation as a symbol that Catalyst Maria scholars come from a school where rigor is a focus and results are occurring.
While there were numerous contributors to this effort, the charge was led by the accreditation team of Mrs. Ahrens, Mrs. Sandoval, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Zamora, Mr. Tolisano, Ms. Smith and Ms. Dore! CONGRATULATIONS Catalyst Maria on this REMARKABLE achievement!