High School

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About the High School Program

The National Center for Education Statistics reports that only 68% of students from high-poverty areas finish high school and of those only 28% go on to college, perpetuating the cycle of poverty. For children who attend Glenwood, the impact is life-changing. 100% of Glenwood graduates go on to attend college, attend vocational school or enlist in the military.  By continuing this important work at a time when funds in Illinois are being drastically cut in public schools and social welfare programs, we are giving the children in our care a chance to become productive, successful members of society.

Our high school program provides a life changing opportunity for at-risk students to attend a private college preparatory school while continuing to live at Glenwood Academy. The impact on the course of their lives and future success is incalculable and integral to their future success. Our high school students live on the Glenwood Academy campus in a cottage with adult caretakers called House Parents, and peers. In this setup, they are transported by bus each day to one of two college preparatory high schools: Marian Catholic High School or Bloom Township High School.  These schools provide a high quality education for these high potential students from economically disadvantaged communities.