Epic Academy College Prep, a CPS Level 1 public, open enrollment charter high school, has served low-income African-American and Latino students in South Chicago since 2009.
The South Chicago community, one of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods, has a 20% unemployment rate and a childhood poverty rate that is 86% higher than all other U.S. neighborhoods. Epic Academy serves one of the most challenged student demographics in Chicago: 96% free/reduced lunch, 23% of students with diverse learning needs, and 15% English Language Learners.
Despite the obstacles our students face, we have a 100% college acceptance rate and 81% of our students enroll in college upon graduation.
Our mission to inspire and equip every student to build a path to college and career success.