Noble Efforts Change Lives
Golden Door Gala
Please join us for the first annual Golden Door Gala as we come together to raise funds for Comer to College, our initiative to support Gary Comer College Prep students and alumni in their efforts to achieve a college degree. Learn more about how you can be a part of this exciting event and make college a reality for our graduates.
GCCP Choir performs in Chicago Musical Collaborative
In August 2008, we opened our doors with the mission of being the best high school in the country at graduating low-income minority students from college. Last June 2012, our hard work and dedication was realized when our founding class of 101 seniors graduated with 100% college acceptance at four-year universities. Our founding class accepted over $2 million in institutional and federal scholarships, and they are attending 49 colleges across the country in a total of 17 states. More than 80% of them will be first generation college graduates. We will continue to work tirelessly to attain this vision.
Our diverse group of teachers, administrators, and staff serve a student body that is 96% African American and 4% Hispanic. United in a shared commitment to students’ success in college and beyond, we work to cultivate a rigorous college preparatory environment and to build scholarship, discipline, and honor in our students. We do this by setting audaciously high goals and implementing various systems of support for our students. In order to develop citizenship and passion, we require community service and enrichment activities. In order to fully explore their college options and develop a life plan, our students attend “Early College Scholars” seminars over their four years. Our goal is that each of our students is able to lead an ethical, healthy, safe, and financially stable life.
With enough Grit, Zest, Optimism, and Gratitude, anything is possible.
Learn more about our school climate and practice by viewing our 5Essentials School Report. These results summarize student and teacher responses to questions in the CPS My Voice, My School Survey of 2012, a survey measuring school improvement across five essential indicators.
We invite you to tour our web site and learn more about Gary Comer College Prep. Also, check us out on YouTube . Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
- Our Team
- Friday, May 24th
- Softball and Baseball Quarterfinals
- Humboldt Park
- Monday, May 27th
- Memorial Day, no school for students
- Tuesday, May 28th
- Softball and Baseball Semifinals
- Humboldt Park