In the fall of 2014, ITW was proud to partner with the Noble Network of Charter Schools to establish a STEM high school in an academically underserved area in the Belmont-Cragin community of Chicago. The leadership and staff of the ITW David Speer Academy have worked tirelessly to create success, and the June 9, 2018 graduation ceremony was an opportunity to celebrate that success!

A total of 191 students graduated, a 98 percent graduation rate. Of the graduates, 100 percent have moved on to advanced education, with 80 percent directly matriculating into four-year colleges and the rest pursuing two-year colleges, the trades or military. For the graduates, 97 percent are first-generation college students. Graduates were accepted to many top colleges and universities. Students received over $7 million in scholarships and approximately 63 percent will not require student loans to continue their education.

We wish to congratulate the staff of the ITW David Speer Academy on a job well done and we wish all graduating seniors the very best as they continue into adulthood. ITW is so proud of this partnership!