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Business & Finance High School – ASPIRA

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ASPIRA Business and Finance High School is a unionized community charter school under the auspices of Chicago Public Schools. We accept all learners and turn no one away. What is more, ASPIRA is a community organization founded in 1961 by Dr. Antonia Pantoja. ASPIRA was born during the civil rights era in defense of diverse learners.


  • Number of students: 650
  • Student to teacher ratio: 24:1


  • Number of faculty: 51
  • Self-identified faculty of color: 28

Academic and Extracurricular Programs

  • Number of AP courses: 12
  • Extra-curricular activities: 30


  • 2018 & 2019 AP District Honor Roll
  • Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship winners in APP development and Business Plan
  • 2019 ISBE “Commendable” rating
  • 2019 BARR Model School
  • 2019 CPS Varsity Wrestling Black Central Division Champs
  • 2019 Letter to My Parents Winner Job Antonio
  • Host of Key Community Forums: Attorney General of Illinois, the Latino Forum, Town Hall of Luis Gutierrez