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BOY'S LAB

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CICS Longwood Campus 1309 W. 95th St, Chicago, IL 60643

Phone: 312.805.1116

Fax:       312.803.0019

Hackman Hall 304

Email: rglass@chicagointl.org

THE PROGRAM

Annual Programming

 

  • Biannual Family Nights

  • Father/Son March Madness Event

  • Mom Prom (Pre-Mother's Day)

  • Quarterly One-on-One Academic Conferences

  • Quarterly Parent Meetings

  • Quarterly Scholar Field Trips

 

Pre-Academy

 

Each year, the school year begins with Pre-Academy, which consists of Reading and Math diagnostics, Book Club discussions, and culminating with Leaders Camp. Pre-Academy is a 9-day program, which will meet from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm.

 

Y1: August 20 - 31, 2018

Y2: September  3 - 13, 2019

Y3: September 8 - 18, 2020

 

Pre-Academy is a mandatory component of the Boy's Lab academic program. Parents should plan accordingly. 

 

Leader's Camp

 

At the start of each year, scholars will participate in the Leader's Camp, which serves as the culminating activity for Pre-Academy. Leader's Camp will help scholars develop a sense of confidence and learn that the goal of leadership is a tool for personal empowerment. They will develop skills and capabilities that include: 1) speaking up in class, 2) solving problems creatively, and 3) communicating with confidence.

 

Y1: August 17 - 19, 2018

Y2: September 4 - 6, 2019

Y3: September 9 - 11, 2020

* Parent chaperones must complete a background check. 

 

Induction Ceremony

 

Scholars and families will participate in the Boy's Lab Induction Ceremony, which is an extraordinary event to mark the formal entry into the cohort learning experience, and will begin the process of formalizing the brotherhood amongst scholars. Only held the first year. 

Annual Spring Excursions

 

Spring Excursion #1

African-American History: DC & Williamsburg

April 15 through 19, 2019

 

 

Spring Excursion #2

New York City & The Harlem Renaissance

March 30 through April 3, 2020

 

 

Spring Excursion #3

Community & Conservation in Puerto Rico

March 22 through March 26, 2021

 

 

Summer Literacy Program

 

Scholars will be required to engage in summer reading, targeted to their specific grade level. SLP is designed to boost the grade-level reading skills of Boy's Lab Scholars. BL Scholars will engage in book talks and projects involving the summer reading during Pre-Academy, each year. Powered by Newsela.com.

 

Culminating Ceremony

 

Scholars and families will participate in the Boy's Lab Culmination Ceremony at the close of Year 3. 

 

 

Boy's Lab Honor Code

"Every day, for the rest of our lives, we will strive to be Respectful, Accountable, Responsible, and Exceptional."