Friends of Jones – Friends of Jones Online Auction 2019
Auction Ends: May 10, 2019 11:59 PM CDT

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Jones College Prep High School (JCP) is a hidden gem in the Chicago Public School System (CPS). Friends of Jones is a parent-run 501(3) c nonprofit organization committed to bridging the gap between what CPS provides and what it truly takes to prepare young scholars for college and beyond. Jones is the most diverse school in the CPS system, drawing from every ward in the Chicago. Our student body is 32.35% Hispanic, 28% White, 23.6% African American, and 9.8% Asian. NEED * The majority of Jones students come from low-income families, and more than half qualify for free/reduced school lunch. * Students come to Jones from every part of Chicago, with many traveling over an hour each way to be able to attend JCP. * Jones??A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A? enrollment has increased 20% over the past five years without comparable increase in budget allocations. SUCCESS * Jones was the first CPS high school to receive the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award from US Department of Education (2006) and the first to receive it a second time (2012). * Jones ranks 4th among Illinois high schools on the annual state achievement exam (PSAE). * The Illinois State Board of Education has awarded Jones more ??A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A?Honor Roll??A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A? awards for student achievement than any other public school, elementary or secondary, in the state. * 100% of the 2012 seniors were accepted to college universities. * The Class of 2012 received more than $22 million in college scholarship awards. * The Class of 2011 had the highest college enrollment rate of any CPS high school. * Jones ranks #2 in CPS for Ivy League acceptances (percentage basis). * Jones was named in US News & World Report and Newsweek Best Schools edition. * The 2012 JCP Boys Cross Country Team is the first cross-country Illinois State champion for a Chicago Public School High School since 1963. PRIORITIES * Technology FOJ has funded state of the art calculators, tablets, and laptops to allow students access to the technology available in fully funded schools. * College Planning and Counseling ??A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A? funding and support for our unique College Knowledge Program, which helps many students who are the first in their families to attend college. * Freshman Connection cut from the CPS budget, this critical program prepares freshman who come from 70+ elementary schools to prepare for the rigors of a selective enrollment high school. It also cuts down on bullying and builds community quickly for this incredibly diverse group of young adults. * Sports, Music, Arts and Enrichment ??A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A???A? FOJ provides incubation and some ongoing funding for student initiated clubs including Art, Photography, Foreign Language, Literary Society, Social Justice, Model United Nations, Robotics, Dance, Cheerleading and more.

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