The Academy of Scholastic Achievement, Inc., a Youth Connection Charter School Campus (YCCS), is a non-profit, public alternative high school committed to providing a quality education to high school dropouts and students who are disconnected from traditional public schools.
Founded in 1978 and accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), ASA is a member of the Alternative Schools Network (ASN).
We serve at-risk students, between the ages of 16 thru 21 and we provide them with a holistic educational program rooted in academic rigor and personal, social development.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Students: 176 students
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Academy Of Scholastic Achievement ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 10-12
Year Founded
1978
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
176 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
98%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Academy Of Scholastic Achievement Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
24 students
Average ACT score
15
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Cassandra Covington

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Students: 176 students
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $9,758 for elementary schools and $16,841 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chicago, IL is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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