Ombudsman Chicago celebrates 2016 graduating class

Chicago Public Schools Options Program Has 100 percent College Acceptance Rate

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OMBUDSMAN WEST STUDENT, Anthony Griggs, delivers a powerful commencement speech during Ombudsman Chicago’s 2016 graduation ceremony. Griggs plans on attending college in the fall to pursue a degree in teaching.

This summer brings new beginnings and exciting opportunities for nearly 230 students who have earned their Chicago Public Schools high school diploma through Ombudsman Chicago. To celebrate the academic achievements of the Class of 2016, family and friends attended a commencement ceremony for students from Ombudsman’s three Chicago locations.

“In our third year in Chicago, we are proud to announce that each and every one of our graduates received an acceptance letter from St. Augustine College on the day of graduation,” said Dr. Chaun Johnson, senior principal, Ombudsman Chicago. “This means 100 percent of our graduates will be accepted to college, which is such a remarkable achievement for our students.”

FAMILY AND FRIENDS celebrate the achievements of the Ombudsman Northwest Class of 2016 as they are recognized and called to stand before receiving their high school diplomas.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS celebrate the achievements of the Ombudsman Northwest Class of 2016 as they are recognized and called to stand before receiving their high school diplomas.

A CPS Options School Program, Ombudsman Chicago opened its first location in August 2013. Now with locations on the Northwest, West and South Sides of the city, Ombudsman specializes in offering out-of-school and off-track students a second chance at achieving academic success and building a bright future.

Much of Ombudsman’s achievement and growth can be attributed to the school’s ability to accommodate students with flexible locations, hours, and curriculum. This includes online coursework in a structured, quiet environment without distractions and the drama. In addition to the flexible schedule at this tuition free program, there is face-to-face instruction with personal and emotional support.

Students who are 21 or younger that need to return to grades 9-12 will have a chance to learn and graduate. The Ombudsman Option School program also encourage life after high school options through internships, job shadowing and relationships with highly qualified and certified teachers.

To learn more about Ombudsman, visit www.chicagodiploma.- com.

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