Welcome to Great Lakes Academy Charter School

Welcome to Great Lakes Academy Charter School

At Great Lakes Academy Charter School in Southeast Chicago, we prioritize the academic and personal growth of each and every student. With a strong commitment to excellence in education, we provide a rigorous curriculum, dedicated teachers, and a supportive community that empowers our students to reach their full potential. Learn more about us, and contact us today!

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Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire a love of learning, foster critical thinking skills, and cultivate a sense of responsibility and respect in our students. We believe that education is not just about memorizing facts and figures, but about fostering creativity, nurturing curiosity, and empowering students to become lifelong learners.

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Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to meet the unique needs of each student. We offer a well-rounded education that includes core subjects such as math, science, English language arts, and social studies, as well as enrichment programs in art, music, physical education, and more. Our dedicated teachers are passionate about their subjects and are committed to ensuring that every student receives a personalized education that challenges and engages them.

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Real-World Learning

At Great Lakes Academy Charter School in Southeast Chicago, we believe that education is not limited to the classroom. We provide students with opportunities for real-world experiences through field trips, community service projects, and guest speakers. These experiences help our students develop a deeper understanding of the world around them and foster a sense of civic responsibility.

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Our Value-Oriented Approach

In addition to academic excellence, we also focus on building character and social-emotional skills. We have a strong emphasis on instilling values such as integrity, empathy, and perseverance in our students. Through our character education programs, we aim to develop well-rounded individuals who can make positive contributions to society.

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Our School Community

A strong partnership between the school, parents, and the community is vital to the success of our students. We encourage open communication and collaboration with families, as we believe that a strong home-school partnership is essential for student achievement. We also involve the community in various ways, such as inviting local professionals to speak at career fairs or collaborating with local organizations for service projects.

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Safe Learning Environment

At Great Lakes Academy Charter School, we provide a safe and nurturing environment where students feel supported and valued. Our dedicated staff and faculty create a positive and inclusive school culture where each student can thrive. We promote a growth mindset, encouraging students to embrace challenges, persist through obstacles, and celebrate their successes.


We are excited to welcome you to Great Lakes Academy Charter School and embark on this educational journey together. We are confident that our commitment to excellence, personalized education, character development, and strong community partnerships will provide your child with an exceptional learning experience. We look forward to working with you to ensure the success of your child's academic and personal growth. Get in touch today!

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