Northwestern partners with LVHS
Northwestern University recently announced a new partnership with Chicago Public School's Lake View High School (LVHS).
The university plans to enhance the student's high school experience with resources that support academics and mentoring, and college and career preparation. Teachers will benefit from additional professional development opportunities.
“We are very pleased to partner with Lake View High School, and deepen our relationship with Chicago Public Schools," Northwestern President Morton Schapiro said. "We want to help build and maintain strong neighborhood schools and provide increased access to high-quality education for Lake View’s wonderful students.”
LVHS is known as an Early College science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) school. It has already partnered with Microsoft and DePaul University. Northwestern brings its STEM education center Science in Society and other programming expertise and staffing to the partnership to develop new programs for LVHS students.
“Lake View High School strives to provide every student with a STEM-focused, 21st-century education to underscore the range of opportunities available in the field of STEM,” Interim Lake View Principal Paul Karafiol said. “We are delighted to partner with Northwestern University's world-class STEM faculty who will bring invaluable knowledge to the classroom and help our students explore interests, fields and passions outside of our comprehensive course offerings.”