Currently, there is no cost for Chicago high school students who participate in CPFTA. However, students who misplace and/or lose their instructional materials, uniforms, etc., must pay to replace any items issued to them. Successful completion of the two year high school portion of the program with a “B” (3.0 GPA )guarantees CPFTA cadets a scholarship to any city college of Chicago (www.ccc.edu). Other scholarships may be available through the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Fire Department.
Class is two days a week: Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Additional classes may be held during a student’s time off from school. Parents and students agree to follow the CPFTA class calendar. Non-public school cadets MUST submit a copy of their school calendar to the site coordinator for verification of days off from school.
For Junior Cadets, classes 1st (Fall) Semester are held at the Robert J. Quinn Fire Academy and 2nd (Spring) Semester classes are held at the Chicago Police Education and Training Academy. For Senior Cadets, classes 1st (Fall) Semester are held at the Chicago Police Education and Training Academy and 2nd (Spring) Semester classes are held at the Robert J. Quinn Fire Academy.
The Chicago Police Education and Training Academy 1300 West Jackson
The Robert J. Quinn Fire Academy 558 West DeKoven
Yes. CPFTA credit can be used toward your Career Education requirement or as an elective to graduate.
All junior cadets have the opportunity to participate in the paid summer internship program through the Youth Ready Chicago summer jobs program. Please visit onesummerchicago.org for more information. Cadets participate in the summer internship between their junior and senior year of the program.
CPFTA holds 13 information sessions across the City of Chicago from January to March. Along with CPS representatives, Chicago Fire Department and Chicago Police Department personnel will be present at the sessions to help answer any questions you may have.
|Thursday, January 23, 2020||Chicago Fire Academy||558 W De Koven St, 60607||6-7:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, January 25, 2020||Chicago Police Education & Training||1300 W. Jackson Blvd., 60607||10-11:30 a.m.|
|Thursday, January 30, 2020||Alcott High School||2957 N Hoyne Ave 60618||6-7:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, February 1, 2020||Chicago Fire Academy||558 W De Koven St, 60607||10-11:30 a.m.|
|Thursday, February 6, 2020||Sullivan High School||6631 N Bosworth Ave 60626||6-7:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, February 13, 2020||Chicago Police Education & Training||1300 W. Jackson Blvd., 60607||6-7:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, February 20, 2020||Curie Metropolitan High School||4959 S Archer Ave., 60632||6-7:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, February 27, 2020||Prosser Career Academy||2148 N Long, 60639||6-7:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, February 29, 2020||Malcolm X College- City College of Chicago||1900 W Jackson Blvd, 60612||10-11:30 a.m.|
|Thursday, March 5, 2020||Julian High School||10330 S Elizabeth St. 60643||6-7:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, March 7, 2020||Chicago Police Education & Training||1300 W. Jackson Blvd., 60607||10-11:30 a.m.|
|Thursday, March 12, 2020||Chicago Vocational High School||2100 E 87th St, 60617||6-7:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, March 14, 2020||Malcolm X College- City College of Chicago||1900 W Jackson Blvd, 60612||10-11:30 a.m.|