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Alternative High School (16 to 21 years old)

Adult and Alternative Education

Through our Truant’s Alternative and Optional Education Program (TAOEP), students who have dropped out of high school can enroll in Olive-Harvey Middle College, Truman Middle College, or one of the nine alternative high schools funded through this program.  On the right is a list of TAOEP alternative high school programs.

Note: Student interested in enrolling must apply online at a YCCS school at and complete the application. You will be asked to list your top three schools within the YCCS network of 23 schools.




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(312) 553-2725
226 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60606
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8:30 am to 5:00 pm


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Olive-Harvey Middle College 
10001 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60628 
(773) 291-6518    

Truman Middle College
1145 W. Wilson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640 
(773) 907-4840    

Academy of Scholastic Achievement
4651 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60644 
(773) 921-1315    

Antonia Pantoja High School
3121 N. Pulaski Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641 
(773) 252-0970  

Association House of Chicago - El Cuatro Ano
2150 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647 
(773) 276-0084   

Austin Career Education Center
5352 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651 
(773) 626-6988     

Community Christian Alternative Academy
1231 S. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60623 
(773) 762-2272     

Innovations High School
220 W. 45th Place
Chicago, IL 60609 
(773) 538-0059     

Lakeview Academy
716 W. Addison
Chicago, IL 60613 
(773) 281-3065     
Prologue, Inc.
1135 N. Cleaver
Chicago IL 60622 
(773) 935-9925     
​Sullivan House
8164 S. South Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60617 
(773) 978-8680     
Truant's Alternative and Optional Education Program (TAOEP) - Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Grant Program