Welcome to Harlan Community Academy High School's website, where our Vision is to Educate, Empower, and Encourage (E3) all students to reach their full potential.   

Harlan Academic Center

Top Ten Reasons to Choose Harlan

  1. AVID National Demonstration Site, the first general enrollment school in the US to earn this distinction.
  2. $3 million in college scholarships was awarded to the 2013 Graduating class.
  3. Citywide Gifted Academic Center Program for 7th and 8th grades.
  4.  IT Magnet Programs, including Web Design, Game Design, and Pathway To Engineering™ 
  5. Advanced Placement Classes Offered: Literature, Language Arts, Chemistry, Human Geography, Statistics, World History, Goverment
  6. Athletic Successes - 2011 City Championship in Boy's Baseball, and Indoor Girl's Track & Field
  7. After School Programs  featuring After School Matters, Marching Band, and Chicago Debate League Conference Champions.
  8. Study Abroad Opportunities recently in Chile and Nicaragua.
  9. Business Partners: IL Department of Transportation, DeVry University, Chicago State University, IL Road and Transportation, Infrastructure Engineering, and Northrop Grumman, Metropolitan Family Services
  10. Alumni Support and distinguished legacy 

News and Announcements

EXPLORE/PLAN/Junior Workshops/Senior SEQ
Freshmen: Explore Resting
Sophomores: Plan Testing
Seniors: Senior Exit Questionnaire
Harlan Summer School Credit Recovery
Summer School Begins Monday, June 23, 2014 at 8:30am
Harlan IS Possible!
Harlan IS Possible to Educate, Empower and Encourage all students to reach their full potential.
Two Harlan Seniors named as Chicago Scholars (in 2013)
Malik Sanders and Cheryl Rice, Class of 2014, have been selected as Chicago Scholars.
Harlan 2013-2014 Student Handbook is online
The Harlan Student Handbook is available for download. please follow the link below to access the book.
Educational experiment: College-level humanities at Chicago public high school
Clemente program comes to Harlan
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Upcoming Events

Harlan Summer School Credit Recovery Registration!
Date: Today - Nov. 1
After School Matters
Date: Today - Tomorrow
Time: 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Room 112 and 216
Fearless Falcons Robotics Team Meeting
Date: Tomorrow
Time: 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Room 116
School Spirit - Wear Harlan Attire
Date: Aug. 22
BPA Club Meeting
Date: Aug. 25
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Room 112

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