Roberto Clemente Community Academy
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|Roberto Clemente Community Academy|
Our mission is to guide students to become lifelong learners who embrace diversity.
|1147 N. Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60622
|School type||Public Secondary|
|School district||Chicago Public Schools|
|Principal||Marcey Arlene Sorensen|
|Athletics conference||Chicago Public League|
|Accreditation(s)||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
Roberto Clemente Community Academy (commonly known as Clemente) is a public 4-year high school located in the West Town neighborhood on the near north side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is operated by Chicago Public Schools. The school is named for Puerto Rican baseball player Roberto Clemente.
Clemente was one of 16 schools nation-wide selected by the College Board for inclusion in the EXCELerator School Improvement Model program beginning the 2007-2008 school year. The project was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The school is a part of the Small School Initiative of Chicago Public Schools. The school was opened in between the academic year of 1974-1975 and was named in honor of Roberto Clemente. It replaced Tuley High School.
The Small School model is a way of creating focused communities within the school population. Clemente offers a number of Small Schools including; International Studies Preparatory Academy(ISPA); Journalism, Communication, and Law Academy (JCLA); Roberto Clemente Military Academy(RCMA); Math, Science, and Technology Academy (MSTA); and the Roberto Clemente Achievement Academy (RCAA). These small schools provide students with general education classes as well as classes germane to each program.
Clemente offers a Night School program. Clemente also offers different after school programs. Clemente's recreational facility include an Olympic-styled swimming pool, two indoor gyms, a fully equipped weight room, a baseball field, soccer field, softball field, and several outdoor basketball courts. Clemente's Wildcats Student Health Center offers free medical care and counseling services to students. Clemente has nine computer labs, four portable laptop labs, and an Internet-ready computer in every classroom. Clemente television production classes produce a news bulletin broadcast in most classrooms daily. Clemente sponsors dozens of clubs, including Drum Line, Band, Chorus, Steel Drum Band, School Newspaper, Yearbook, National Honor Society, Academic Decathlon, African American Club, Mexican Club, Student Government, Play for Peace, Science Club and more.
Several K-8 schools feed into Clemente High School. All of the attendance zones of Chase, De Diego, Goethe, Moos, Pritzker, Von Humboldt, and Yates feed into Clemente. In addition portions of the zones of Avondale, Brentano, Chopin, Columbus, Funston, Lafayette, Pulaskim, and Stowe feed into Clemente.
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