(Chicago, IL) – June 13, 2018.  CMSA’ s own Joseph Mathews and Betza Roman have the honor of being the first high school students to graduate from the Chicago Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy.

The ceremony took place on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The students were carefully chosen and nominated for this program by 024th District Sergeant Shawn Sisk.

“The 24th District recognizes the strength of character that CMSA Students possess and display with pride, and we are very proud of the youngest graduates from the Chicago Police Department's Citizen Police Academy,” states Sergeant Sisk. The 10-week program provides participating community members from across the city a behind the scenes understanding of what it’s like to be a Chicago Police Officers.

“CMSA views community relations as a vital part of our work here in Rogers Park. I’m so proud of these two students who took part in this extensive program which required a great deal of their personal time,” states Principal Kuran. “As the first high school students to participate they have set a wonderful example for other high school students to follow.”Since 2004, it has been the mission of CMSA, located in the Rogers Park community, to prepare students for college and the world beyond by offering high-quality, college-prep, STEM-focused education that changes the trajectory of students’ lives. 

Chicago Math & Science Academy is managed by Concept Schools. Concept Schools is a charter school management organization that manages or operates 31 public charter schools throughout the United States. Our college-prep curriculum is STEM-based, and like any other public school, each school in the Concept network is highly regulated and overseen by their respective school districts and charter authorizers. Schools within the Concept Network are continuously recognized for their excellence in education.