Resources for Students & Parents
At Howland Charter, we want to help you and your children be prepared. Below you can find links to online resources, downloadable forms, and other documents.
The Parent Student Handbook will tell you what you can expect at the Catalyst Schools Howland Charter School. It will also tell you what the school will expect of you as a parent or student.
The application is a simple form that must be completed before a child is admitted to the school.
The Mission Orientation Packet is given to each new teacher. It is an expression of how Catalyst Staff is called to live the schools' mission.
Schoolbells has provided information regarding uniforms for the 2011-2012 academic school year. Please click this link to get everything you need.
This document will tell you about the mission and the vision of the Catalyst School.
At the Catalyst Schools, assessment is important. We believe the parents of our children want to know more about the academic progress being made throughout the year. The NWEA measures academic progress (MAP) and is used three times each year. This link will take you to the NWEA site that hosts the NWEA PARENT TOOL KIT. Click the headline to the left and check it out!
Well-trained youth-development specialists give individual attention to youth to help them with academic achievement and social and life skills development. Following the Positive Youth Development model, the goal is to give members the tools, support, and guidance they need to reach their full potential through age-specific programs. You can contact them at 773-762-5655.
The Children’s Advocacy Center coordinates, supports, and participates in an interdisciplinary response to child abuse victims and their families. To learn more, call Children’s Advocacy Center at 312-443-3700.
The Douglas Park Cultural Center for Learning creates community through its parks and facilities, programs, athletics, events, and more. Call Douglas Park at 773-762-2842.
Family Focus promotes the well-being of children from birth by supporting and strengthening their families in and with their communities. The group provides after-school programming, parent education classes, and parent-to-parent support groups and mentoring, among other resources. If you are in need of their assistance, please contact them at 773-722-5057.
The Garfield Community Service Center helps individuals and families access a wide range of resources including shelter, food and clothing, information about rental, utility support, and other financial assistance programs. In addition, the centers are staffed with case managers who are able to assess the needs of residents and refer individuals to appropriate specialized services including domestic violence assistance and job training and placement. If you need their assistance, please call them at 312-746-5400.
The National Center for Juvenile Intervention, or JISC, works with both children and parents to effectively deal with child behaviors and family reintegration. The mission of the JISC is to provide intervention and prevention services to help youth become successful members of society, while reducing the levels and seriousness of juvenile crime and juvenile recidivism. Give them a call at 312-747-3934.
Lawndale Community Christian Center, or LCCC, provides quality primary care services in the North Lawndale and Garfield Communities without regard for a patient’s ability to pay. If you are in need of medical treatment, please call them at 773-843-3000.
Mt. Sinai Hospital is home to experts in many kinds of medical care, providing a wealth of valuable resources when your child needs them. Besides offering adolescent care and health education, other services include crime victim advocacy and domestic violence advocacy. Give them a call at 773-542-2000.
A range of support hotlines is available for community residents in need of assistance. Please reference the list below.
Elder Abuse Hotline: 866-800-1409
City of Chicago Sexual Assault Hotline: 888-293-2080
Sexual Assault National Hotlin: 800-656-4673
Domestic Violence Hotline: 773-278-4566
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
Juvenile Protection Association (JPA) collaborates with Catalyst Charter School Howland. JPA provides counseling services to scholars attending Howland. The program provides one LCSW in-house and one intern to provide individual, small group and classroom counseling. “JPA offers Howland the "Schools Project" to help children in North Lawndale reach their emotional, behavioral, cognitive and social potential”.
Juvenile Protection Association
1707 North Halsted
Chicago, IL 60614
Howland is very proud to have this service available to our scholars and their families.