18 PCCS Alumni Named Illinois State Scholars

Prairie Crossing Charter School (PCCS) is proud to announce that 18 alumni from the 8th grade class of 2011 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars for their senior year in high school.

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state agency committed to helping to make college accessible and affordable for Illinois families, bestows this prestigious recognition to top Illinois high school students annually. This year, over 18,800 elite honorees join the other top state students honored for their academic achievements since the designation was first introduced in 1958.

Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors, hailing from 671 different high schools across the state. Selection is based on SAT, ACT or Prairie State Achievement Exam scores, and/or class rank at the end of the junior year. High school guidance counselors work with ISAC to determine the winners.

Mr. Habel, an 8th grade teacher at PCCS, states, “It is very exciting¬†to see PCCS’s former students doing well. I am encouraged to see that the hands-on, real world lessons that they experienced here have made a difference in how those students learn, and how they tackle everyday problems.”

The following students were named 2015-16 Illinois State Scholars:
From Carmel Catholic High School: Ellen Barhorst, Maeve Daw, Elizabeth Erickson, and Gianna Rizzo.
From Grayslake Central High School: Gavin Achtemeier, Jaron Armiger, Brynn Carroll, Chelsea Curran, Hannah Dwinell, Sarah Johns, John Knight, Isaac Longenecker, and Jack Saul.
From Mundelein High School: Stephen Wald
From Warren Township High School: Logan Adams, Courtney Hooten, Jennifer Leunig, and Jessica Mitchell.

Prairie Crossing Charter School congratulates the class of 2015 for this honor and wishes them well in their future endeavors.

Prairie Crossing Charter School currently has some openings for students. Prairie Crossing Charter School (PCCS) is a free, public charter school with a curriculum centered on the environment. Any student enrolled in the Fremont or Woodland School district is eligible for admission. Admission is on a non-discriminatory basis with respect to race, ethnicity, and religious preference. PCCS commits to ensuring the transportation needs of all its students are met via carpool and private services. PCCS provides a full complement of services for students with disabilities, and students with Limited English Proficiency.  Instructional fee waivers are available for families whose income level qualifies based upon federal standards provided by the U.S.D.A. Further information may be found on the school website at www.prairiecrossingcharterschool.org.