Wendell Phillips Academy High School is located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago's Near South Side. Phillips works under the belief that all children can learn and that it takes the entire school and community to ensure student achievement and success. Phillips provides a positive learning environment for all students with a rigorous academic curriculum that promotes literacy, social well being, critical thinking and inquiry-based learning.
Phillips is a High School Transformation and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) school that provides a positive learning environment through a rigorous academic curriculum promoting literacy, and inquiry-based learning. The school also features a Junior Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (JAFROTC) program and a state-of-the-art health clinic to serve the needs of its students.
Phillips community and university partners include; Centers For New Horizons, our lead not for profit partner, Ada S. McKinley Educational Talent Search, University of Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, Dawson Skills Center Educational Talent Search, Carnegie Learning, Field Museum, Kaplan, Rush University Medical Center and Project Strive. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in U.S. History, environmental science and English language. Honors courses are offered in 15 subjects. Education To Careers (ETC) programs are offered in fashion design, graphic communications, and drafting.
Phillips High School is also home to Wells Preparatory Elementary School and Achievement Academy.
The school celebrated its 100 year anniversary in June 2004 and has since achieved the status of landmark institution in the city of Chicago. Most students come from within the attendance area, although a handful from other parts of the city are admitted by application for special programs.