Brooks Course Catalog

Course Request Schedule & Information:

Dual Credit Placement Testing Information:


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Read about more about each program. Click on LINKS to be taken to specific program websites.

All these programs are APPROVED by CPS.

Students can take Advanced Arts Classes Off Campus in the Afternoon at Gallery 37.


    • 10th -12th Grade Student

    • On-Track To Graduate

    • Good Attendance

Courses Offered:

    • Animation and Sequencial Arts

    • Culinary Arts

    • Ceramics

    • Dance: Modern, Ballet, Hip-Hop*

    • Theater Arts*

    • Rock Band*

*Audition Required

Chicago Builds is a two-year off-campus construction training program for 11th and 12th grade CPS students interested in pursuing a profitable career in construction after graduating high school. Students who participate in Chicago Builds receive training in Carpentry, Electricity, Heating and Cooling (HVAC), Welding, and General Construction. Students will also have opportunities to earn certifications, participate in paid work-experiences, earn high school credit, and more!

Apply HERE!

Deadline: June 2nd

The Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy (CPFTA) program provides training for students interested in careers in public safety, law enforcement, criminal justice, and fire science. The 2-year program was developed jointly by the Chicago Public Schools’ Department of Career and Technical Education (CTE), the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the Chicago Fire Department (CFD), and the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC). The program recruits and trains up to 125 public and non-public high school students each year. One of the immediate goals is to provide a pool of qualified applicants for the city’s police and fire academies.

The CPFTA program fulfills the two career education or elective credits that all CPS high school students need in order to graduate. The CPFTA curriculum allows juniors and seniors who are city residents to progress seamlessly from high school directly into any City College of Chicago to complete their Associate’s degree.

In addition to high school and college training, students have the opportunity to participate in a paid summer internship between junior and senior year to promote a better understanding of all aspects of careers in public safety. After completion of the two years in high school and two years at a city college, students will have met the minimum educational requirements to take the Chicago Police and Fire Department examinations for entry into their respective academies.


  • Be a Chicago resident

  • Be a high school sophomore

  • Complete an on-line application

  • Submit the parental consent form

  • GPA of 2.3 or better upon completing the first two years of high school

  • 90% attendance or better

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • State ID or valid driver’s license with a good driving record

  • Current physical examination (within twelve months)

  • Pass a drug test (urinalysis)

  • Complete a background check, which includes a fingerprinting and no felony arrests and convictions and no gang affiliations

  • Program interview

Application opens FEBRUARY 1st. APPLY HERE.

Dual Enrollment

Students can take Dual Enrollment Classes at Olive Harvey or Chicago State.

2020-2021 Dual Enrollment Information


    • Senior On-Track To Graduate

    • 93% Attendance Or Better

    • Free to students

    • Students Must Take Any CCC Placement Exams

    • Student will Register DIRECTLY with CCC.

    • Cost $150/ credit hour ($300 total)

    • Students will Register DIRECTLY with Chicago State.

    • See Your Counselor For More Informaiton

Genesys Works (Application Deadline Feb 28th)

Students participate in a year long paid professional internship and receive college and career support.


    • GPA minimum: 2.25 & On track to Graduate

    • Able to leave school by 12pm, latest 12:30pm their senior year

    • Legally authorized to work in the U.S. (active DACA holders may apply)

    • Interest in IT, Accounting, or Computer Science preferred, but not required

    • Commitment to a yearlong professional internship with post-secondary support sessions

Students MUST APPLY By February 28th 2020

Jumpstart (Application Deadline April 9th)

An Early College and Certification Program Offered through the City Colleges of Chicago.

Pathways Available:

Daley CollegeBusiness and AccountingCriminal JusticeEarly Childhood EducationNetworking Systems and TechnologyOlive HarveyCriminal Justice Supply Chain andLogistics ManagementMalcolm XCommunity Healthcare WorkerPhysical Fitness TrainingHarold WashingtonBankingArturo Velasquez InstituteAdvanced Manufacturing (Welding and Machinery)


  • Rising Seniors

  • 90% Attendance or Better

  • On-Track to Graduate & 2.5 GPA Unweighted

  • CCC Placement Test (look at individual pathway for score)

Students MUST APPLY By March 15th 2020

Learning Assistant (Application Deadline March 6th)

Students will learn advanced methods and techniques of teaching (English/STEM/World Language/Fine Arts/Social Science) and have the opportunity to put these in practice. Students are assigned to 7th and 8th grade classes to serve as peer teachers and teacher aids. Students may also be placed in high school level courses too (mainly 9th grade or introductory level courses e.g. Spanish I)


    • A Rising Senior in good academic standing

    • On-Track to Graduate

    • Excellent Attendance

    • Good People/Communication Skills

    • Desire to work in partnership with a teacher for the WHOLE YEAR

    • Knowledgeable about the content area (this doesn’t mean you have straight As… this means that you enjoy and understand the 9th/10th grade level content. )

    • Desire to work in Education OR in the field you want the major/work in

Application Process:

    • Complete Application (Opens 2nd week of February).

    • Complete an Interview

    • Students Notified by 2nd week of March