Back to School Celebration at Catalyst Maria 8.24.19!

Please join the Catalyst Maria school community on Saturday August 24, 2019 for the following back to school events!

6th - 9th Grade Orientation- 9:00-12:00

Back to School K-12 Celebration- 1:00-3:00


Catalyst Academic Committee Meeting August 16, 2019

The Catalyst Board of Directors' Academic Committee will hold a meeting on August 16, 2019 at 9:00 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:

  • Principal Presentations (20 min each school)
    • Data Analysis Summary and SQRP estimate
    • 2019-2020 Strategic Plan Goals and Key strategies
  • Committee Discussion
    • Discuss monthly reporting process and dates (10 min)
    • Discuss CCR charter renewal (10 min)
  • Close: next meeting

Congratulations to the Catalyst Maria HS Class of 2019!

On June 6, 2019, the Catalyst Maria high school community celebrated the 120 scholars of the Class of 2019 at graduation. There were numerous accomplishments to recognize, including:

  • 100% college acceptance (582 acceptances; an average of 5 acceptances per scholar)
  • $9.6 million in scholarships awarded
  • 87.5% of scholars committed to a 2- or 4-year college, 10% to trade school, and 2.5% to the military

The Class of 2019 joins ~400 CMHS graduates, including the most recent cohort that has a remarkable 80% persistence rate in college.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019, their families, and the entire Catalyst Maria school community!


2019-2020 Catalyst Board of Directors' Meetings

Please see below for the dates, times and locations of the scheduled meetings for the Catalyst Board of Directors during SY2019-2020. 

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. There is a public comment portion of the meeting established for every Board meeting.

September 30, 2019- Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School


5608 W. Washington Blvd.

Chicago, IL, 60644


November 25, 2019- Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School


5608 W. Washington Blvd.

Chicago, IL, 60644


March 2, 2020- Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School


5608 W. Washington Blvd.

Chicago, IL, 60644


May 11, 2020- Catalyst Maria Charter School


6727 S. California Ave.

Chicago, Illinois 60629

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