Welcome to YCCS
Who we are
Youth Connection Charter School (Y.C.C.S) is a network of community-based alternative schools working collaboratively to create quality education options for Chicago’s out-of-school youth. We were the first charter in Chicago to take on the toughest challenge in urban education – re-engaging disconnected students ages 16-21 who were underserved by the current educational system. For over 20 years, our students have transformed their lives into opportunities to attend college, advance in meaningful careers and leaders in their communities and nation.Enroll Now!
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Recognizing the many life challenges its students face, Youth Connection Charter School provides support beyond the conventional high school model, enhancing the likelihood that students will complete their high school education and successfully transition to post-secondary education and careers.View Our Courses
Multiple Pathways to LearningA core component of YCCS’s education program is the provision of multiple pathways to graduation. Multiple pathways ensure that each student has an opportunity to experience voice and choice to pursue their personalized learning program and supports academic and personal success.
- Multiple Pathways Include:
- 1.Traditional classroom based courses and classes
- 2.Learning Pathways
- 3.Applied Academics Courses
- 4.Extended Learning Options
Student Support ServicesRecognizing the many life challenges its students face, Youth Connection Charter School provides support beyond the conventional high school model, enhancing the likelihood that students will complete their high school education and successfully transition to post-secondary education and careers. Support services include –
-Planning a career and preparing for jobs
-Education on new knowledge and skills
-Specialized support services
-Child care, housing, health services, money management, etc.
-Step by step guidance for getting back to work
-Work incentives, self-employment, disability benefits and rights, etc.
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