Updated Catalyst Board of Directors Meeting Locations 2019

The Catalyst Board of Directors' will have updated the locations of their third and fourth scheduled meetings of the 2018-2019 school year effective February 5, 2019. 

The February 25, 2019 meeting will be held at Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School, located at 5608 W. Washington Blvd Chicago, IL 60644 and will be from 3:00-5:30 PM.

The May 20, 2019 meeting will be held at Catalyst Maria Charter School, located at 6727 S. California Ave. Chicago, IL 60629 and will be from 3:00-5:30 PM.

All Catalyst Board meetings are open to the public and an agenda will be posted at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. 

Catalyst Academic Committee Meeting 2.7.19

The Catalyst Board of Directors' Academic Committee will hold a meeting on Februay 7, 2019 at 8:30 AM. This meeting will be held by phone conference- please contact Catalyst's Director of Administration Michael Kasang at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for conference call information.  The agenda for this meeting is below:


*Academic Committee Goals: Revisit the goals of the committee and other elements of the mission

*Principal Progress Monitoring Update:

  • Catalyst Circle Rock
  • Catalyst Maria Elementary School
  • Catalyst Maria High School
  • SQRP goals and current trajectory

*Review and vote to accept/sign the Catalyst Circle Rock CIWP for ISBE


Catalyst Schools CLOSED January 30 and January 31, 2019

Due to the weather conditions forecasted for Wednesday January 30, 2019 and Thursday January 31, 2019 Catalyst-Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria will be CLOSED to scholars and staff for classes and all school activities.  Catalyst-Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria will have professional development for staff on Friday February 1, 2019 and will not have classes for scholars. Please be safe.

Catalyst Maria HS scholars ALL achieve awards at CPS regional Science Fair!

ALL CMHS scholars who attended the CPS Central Regional Science Fair this week received awards! Details of the awards are below:

Kalvon M. 10th grade – Honorable Mention
Habib K. 9th grade – Excellent Award
Tariq J. 9th grade – Excellence Award
William G. 10th grade – Excellence Award
Christopher A. 12th grade – Outstanding Award

Christopher A. will be moving onto CPS City Science Fair in March to compete against other Regional winners! 

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