Whitney M. Young Leadership Academy is a community of high achievers who benefit from a staff that supports them in every way.
Whitney M. Young is one of CMSD's high-performing school choices that posts a 100 percent graduation rate and has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School.
Beginning in ninth grade, our focus is on achieving excellence on the PSAT, SAT and ACT exams. A dedicated staff helps scholars earn the grades and service hours required to be accepted into top colleges and universities and obtain academic scholarships to those institutions.
Along with our strong academic programs, the school offers a full range of varsity and JV sports, including volleyball, tennis, football, bowling, basketball, indoor and outdoor track, softball and baseball.
Students are also encouraged to express themselves artistically through programs such as gospel singing, instrumental music, dance and visual and graphic arts courses.
Whitney M. Young offers Gifted and Talented coursework in the second through sixth grade as well as advanced curriculum in the seventh and eighth grades.
The school is supported by a dynamic junior high student body that has won writing and songwriting awards and takes part in national talent search programs. Whitney M. Young is one of CMSD's high-performing school choices and has been a National Blue Ribbon School.
Last week, at the 39th conference, the club honored the District’s top seniors and connected them with civic leaders to discuss issues that are important to the seniors and articulate their visions of the future.
The CMSD News Bureau asked the winners for their teaching philosophies, what about their practices they will share with peers and how they will share it, what drew them to CMSD and urban education and who served as their role models. Here are excerpts from their responses.
10/19/2018 -- The mentors work with the eighth-graders for three hours one day a month, talking with them in small groups about choosing the right high school and guiding their exploration of college or career options.