GED/High School Diploma
One of our top goals at Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Paul Simon Chicago can enroll into our GED program (GED preparation in Spanish is also available). Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center is an official GED test site. Students also have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma through our high school diploma programs.
English Language Learning Program
Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.
Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, and writing by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.
The College Program is an advanced training program. To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps.
Benefits of the College Program include:
- academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring
- paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies
- housing and recreation
- meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center
- transportation to and from college of choice
This program is offered through a partnership with City of Chicago Colleges.
Our Driver's Education program provides classroom and on-the-road instruction for students needing a driver's license.