Serving students in grades 7-12

Perspectives/IIT
Math & Science Academy

Perspectives/IIT Math & Science Academy (MSA) prepares our students for success in college and in life by pairing strong social emotional learning with a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that emphasizes science, technology, math, engineering, and the arts. Located in Bronzeville, MSA serves approximately 500 students in grades 7-12.

MSA offers cutting edge technology that allow students to gain certifications and excel in web design, computer coding, Adobe Photoshop™, robotics, AP Physics and relevant STEM courses. High-achieving students can also opt in to an accelerated pathway to earn college credits through dual enrollment partnerships with the City Colleges of Chicago.

MSA partners with leading organizations, including Horizon Pharma and AAR, to give students opportunities to build relationships with mentors in STEM industries. Students begin college visits in middle school and all students receive targeted college counseling support.  Over 50 after-school programs and athletic teams create a vibrant school culture that cultivates in students ethical leadership in college, their careers, and the world.

Neighborhood

Bronzeville

Grades

7-12

Contact

773.358.6800

Announcements

Athletics
Social Emotional Support

Are you a student or parent of a student that needs more social emotional support in school? Complete <<this form>> and a social emotional specialist will follow up with you within 48 hours.

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources

Pay School Fees Online!

Use the following portal to create an account (if you have not already), and keep track of and pay any school fee balances. Simply enter your student’s school ID number, and your account will be synced. If you have any questions, please email businessoffice@pcsedu.org or call 773-358-6105.

Student Resources

Registration Documents

NOTICE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the District must provide students with disabilities with appropriate special education and related services to address their educational needs. If your student receives related services from the District through their Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) document, such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, nursing services, and speech and language therapy, you may request copies of related service logs developed and maintained by the District for your child. These related service logs include information regarding the type and duration of related services administered to your child.

If you have any questions regarding your child’s special education services, please contact Amy Gambrel agambrel@pcsedu.org 312-604-2200.

For more information, click here: cps.edu/nondiscrimination

Leadership

TYNEISHA BANKS

Principal
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PATRICK DUFFEY

Assistant Principal of Instruction
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WAYBON MCCONNELL

Assistant Principal of Culture
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Post-Secondary Planning

JANEE CHOICE

Assistant Director of Post Secondary Planning
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HATIE PHILLIPS

Associate Counselor
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Administrative Support

DAVID MORENO

Business Office Manager
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SAINT TURNER

Administrative Assistant
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Deans

TEVIN HAYNES

Dean of A Disciplined Life
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TABITHA JACKSON

Dean of A Disciplined Life – 12th Grade
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MAHOGANY TUCKER

Dean of A Disciplined Life – 9th Grade
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AMEER WEEKS

Dean of A Disciplined Life – 11th Grade
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Instructional Leaders

JEREMY BECKFORD

STEAM Instructional Leader
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REBECCA KOROM

Humanities Instructional Leader
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ELIZABETH SCHECHNER

Dean of Academics
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Student Supports

CLARENCE BOYLES

Restorative Justice Interventionist
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UNDREA CHANDLER

Paraprofessional
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QIANA GILLESPIE

Assistant Director of Programs & Enrichment
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AISHA JACKSON

Paraprofessional
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JUANITA JOHNSON

Paraprofessional
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TIERRA MASUPHA

Peace Room Coordinator
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ELYSSA PAULSON

Social Worker
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EMILY RYLANDER

Case Manager
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JEREMIAH ROYSTER

Emotional Support Specialist
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STEPHANIE WILLIAMS

Paraprofessional
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Teaching Faculty

TAMIKA BALENTINE

ADL Teacher
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KIRBY BIRGANS-TAYLOR

Science Teacher
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CHRISTOPHER BISHOP

LBS Teacher
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SAORI BORRAYO

English Teacher
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ALEXA CAFFREY

LBS Teacher
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MATTHEW CARLSON

Science Teacher
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ALEXANDER CHARLICK

Social Studies Teacher
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LANCE COHEN

Social Studies Teacher
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EMMA DEMILTA

English Teacher
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TYREETA FORD

LBS Teacher
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RAFIA HAQQUE

Math Teacher
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ERICA HUGHES

English Teacher
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SHARON JOHNSON

LBS Teacher
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MARSHA JORDAN

Science Teacher
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ARACELLI LAM

Foreign Language Teacher
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MATTHEW LOCKE

Math Teacher
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CODY MARTIN

LBS Teacher
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DENISE MOORE

ADL Teacher
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LOUIS MOSKOVITZ

Math Teacher
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ROSHAWNDA PARKER

ADL Teacher
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LUKE PETRO

English Teacher
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NINA RAFF

Math Teacher
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VALERIANA RAUBACH

Science Teacher
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TAMMY REED

LBS Teacher
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MELODY ROLLINS

Science Teacher
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LANETTE TAYLOR

LBS Teacher
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ASIA THOMPSON – JACKSON

LBS Teacher
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CHANNICE TOLBERT

CTE Teacher
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SUSAN TORRES

English Teacher
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CLARISE VILLAPANDO

Biology Teacher
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ANTWAN WATSON

ADL Teacher
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KELLY WEDLAKE

Social Studies Teacher
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Athletics

The athletic program focuses on building character while fostering competitive excellence.  Research shows that Perspectives student-athletes have higher attendance rates, better academic performance, and fewer discipline issues.

Fall

Varsity Girls Volleyball
Fall HS Cheer
MS Girls Volleyball
MS Flag Football
MS Volleyball

Winter

Varsity Girls Basketball
Sophomore Girls Basketball
Varsity Boys Basketball
Sophomore Boys Basketball
Freshmen Boys Basketball
Winter HS Cheer
MS Girls Basketball
MS Boys Basketball
MS Cheer

Spring

Varsity Boys Baseball
Varsity Girls Softball
Varsity Boys Track & Field
Varsity Girls Track & Field
MS Co-ed Softball
MS Girls Track
MS Boys Track

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Enrolling students from 6th -12th grades. Perspectives has 5 schools located in three campuses in Chicago’s southside neighborhoods of Bronzeville, South Loop, and Auburn Gresham.

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