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

Harlan IS Possible!
Harlan IS Possible to Educate, Empower and Encourage all students to reach their full potential.
Educational experiment: College-level humanities at Chicago public high school
Clemente program comes to Harlan
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Harlan Community Academy recognized as AVID National Demonstrator School
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Follow and support the Harlan Falcons. Yourseason, the High School Sports section of the Chicago Sun Times, provides end-to-end coverage of the Falcons. @HarlanFalcons
Mentoring USA Mentee, Deneen Borner, Introduces First Lady Michelle Obama
Mentee Deneen Borner, a freshman high school student involved in Mentoring USA's Chicago program, confidently represented the organization by introducing the First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama, to those present at the summit. During her introductory remarks, Deneen acknowledged the important role mentoring has and will play in her development, stating, "Even as a freshman, I completely understand that I need mentoring programs in my life to help me stay on the right track."
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