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2001 S. California Avenue, 2nd Floor Chicago IL 60608
Phone: (773) 648-2130
Fax: (773) 648-2098

Other information

Other information:

Contact: Leticia Fernandez, Principal

Pilsen Wellness Center-Latino Youth High School (PWC-LYHS) serves youth ages 16 – 21 from the Pilsen, Little Village and South Lawndale areas that have dropped out or been pushed out of  the traditional school system.

Our mission is to inspire resiliency in youth by creating a safe, holistic student-centered environment. We facilitate a process of self-reflection that promotes the development of self-determination, empowerment, and self-actualization that promotes students to consciously engage in communities as transformational agents of change.

Instruction & Support

PWC-LYHS provides instruction and support to 193 students to enhance a sense of their own, achieve a high school diploma, pursue post-secondary education through critical engagement, and community involvement. The school provides a state-recognized, student-centered high school curriculum, college preparation, general computing, and life skills workshops. PWC-LYHS also provides counseling, leadership workshops, mentoring, tutoring, computer assisted instruction, field trips, recreational activities and home visits.

Student Eligibility Age Range: 16-21

Minimum Credits to Enroll: 0

Credits Required to Graduate: 21

Other Requirements to Graduate: Complete a senior checklist which includes a portfolio; achieve grade level gains on standardized tests; students must be enrolled for at least 90 days prior to graduation.

Instructions to Apply: Apply at www.applytoyccs.com and choose Latino Youth Alternative as 1st choice school. Applicant must be at least 16 years old and have been out-of-school for a minimum of 30 school days. Through our YS3 program we accept DCFS youth in care of the state. There is a $75 fee per semester for materials.

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