3 Study politics
3 Become informed voters and participants in the electoral process
3 Engage in discussions about current and controversial issues.
3 Explore their identities and beliefs
2 Exercise student voice
2 Authentically interact with civics leaders
2 Engage with their community
3 Take informed action where they work together to propose and advocate for solutions.
2 Experience a Schoolwide civics culture
* Students have opportunities for personal growth and leadership development through involvement in Student Council, peer jury, GSA, and student-run events like their March 14th Walk Out, part of the nationwide student protest against gun violence. Students have opportunities to develop friendship, camaraderie, cooperation and teamwork skills as part of after school sports, music, drama, and 55 Alive.
*Arts partnerships provide opportunities for all students, beginning in primary grades, to develop fine motor skills, creativity and improved emotional balance. Joffrey Ballet, Forward Momentum, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, and JHP Community Center, enable students to take ballet and hip hop classes, take karate, and learn to play violin and guitar. Linne's partnership with the Concordia Avondale Campus Community Center provide opportunities for students to get involved in community service and develop entrepreneurial skills through their internship program.
*Linne's Electives Program enable 6-8th grade students to select their first class of the day. Students choose courses from Music, Art, Technology, and Dance, and Leadership Development. They are able to study and develop skills in areas they are passional about. Student art work, photography, and murals designed and created in their electives classes are on display throughout the school. Attendance rates have steadily increased since the Electives Program was initiated in 2012. Linne's attendance rate for 7th and 8th grade is currently the highest in Network 4.
* Students rate Linne's Academic Press (Teachers expect students to do their best and to meet academic demands) at an impressive 98%.
*Students report a strong level of Student-Teacher Trust (73%), and that rating has gone up every year for the past 3 years. In addition, *Linne's rating in this category is significantly higher than the CPS average of 54%.
*72% of Linne students feel their teachers connect with students in the classroom and support them in achieving academic goals. Linne students rate their teachers significantly higher in this category - Academic Personalism - than the CPS average of 67%, and Linne's rating has dramatically increased every year since 2015.
*Peer Support for Academic Work is rated high (65%), higher than most CPS schools. This metric reports that students feel their classmates demonstrate behaviors that lead to academic achievement.
*The Second Step Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Program is integrated 2nd-8th Grade, providing students the tools to excel in and out of the classroom.