HYDE PARK — Proposals for reopening Dyett High School will get their first public scrutiny on June 17.
Chicago Public Schools will allow three bidders vying for a chance to run the school at 555 E. 51st St. to make their case publicly at 6 p.m. June 17 at King College Prep, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd.
The final 13 students are set to graduate this week with the school then closing for a year, before reopening under a new operator, which CPS has promised will not be a charter school.
The Coalition to Revitalize Dyett and Little Black Pearl seemed likely the only contenders when the due date for proposals came April 6, but CPS has accepted a late submission from current principal Charles Campbell.
Campbell is proposing a school for seventh-12th graders with an emphasis on sports, with classes on business, statistics, media production and other courses for aspiring sports executives, commentators and coaches.
The most well known proposal is from the Coalition to Revitalize Dyett, which has aggressively pushed its plan for a school with a focus on global leadership and green technology for grades ninth-12th.
Little Black Pearl is the third contender and already runs an alternative high school in Kenwood. Little Black Pearl’s proposal would combine theater, music and the arts with science, technology and math for ninth-12th graders.
Each group will provide details about the curriculum, number of students and area they hope to serve.
All were required to submit a proposal for an open-enrollment high school. Charter schools were not eligible to apply, but contract schools could submit proposals.
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