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Welcome to DePaul College Prep!

DePaul College Prep, located on the Father Gordon Campus, is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory, International Baccalaureate high school offering Chicago’s college-bound students a 21st century approach to education and a close-knit school family that values each student as a person of promise and potential.

Founded in 1952 by the Congregation of the Resurrection as Gordon Technical High School, DePaul College Prep is located in the heart of the city’s Northside, with deep roots in the community -- and a bold vision for the future. A unique partnership with DePaul University drives and defines this vision. By extending its educational expertise in the areas of curriculum, technology, college counseling and beyond, DePaul Prep’s faculty, staff, and students benefit immensely from the DePaul University partnership. Together, these two institutions are forging a path to equip students for the challenges of a changing world while grounding them in the timeless values of the Catholic tradition.

The best way to get to know DePaul College Prep is to visit and meet our students, faculty, staff and board members. We hope to see you at an open house, athletic contest, theatrical production, academic competition, or concert.

Sincerely,

Dr. Megan Stanton-Anderson
Principal

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Dr. Megan Stanton-Anderson,
Principal

Biography

Dr. Stanton-Anderson comes to DePaul College Prep with 25 years of experience in public and Catholic education as a teacher, principal, teacher and principal coach, and district level and school based administrator. Throughout her career, she has centered her focus on instructional leadership, curriculum mapping, assessment, and creating opportunities for all students to learn.

Dr. Stanton-Anderson previously served as a Regional Director for Turnaround Schools for the Archdiocese of Chicago where she was responsible for the academic success of a portfolio of schools which are academically and operationally at risk. This responsibility includes significant focus on leadership development and shifting teacher practice from a traditional approach to teaching and learning to a more student centered and effective pedagogy. In supporting and coaching school leaders, she has been deeply involved in building trusting, interpersonal relationships over time to further collaboration among teachers and principals.

Prior to working as Regional Director, Dr. Stanton-Anderson served for 9 years as Principal of Alphonsus Academy & Center for the Arts where she transformed the school by revamping and aligning curriculum across grade levels; developed a standards based curriculum that reflected best practices to ensure academic excellence for all types of learners; was a staunch advocate for professional development and ongoing training for teachers; educated teachers about data analysis and assessment literacy; developed strategies to introduce social emotional learning, arts integration and technology integration into the curriculum; established strong lines of communication with parents; and developed a robust academic partnership between Alphonsus Academy and DePaul University which significantly improved the quality of instruction and teacher practice at the Academy. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member and curriculum map trainer in the School of Education at DePaul University. Under her watch, enrollment at Alphonsus Academy doubled, and the school developed a reputation as an outstanding Catholic school.

Prior to joining Alphonsus Academy, Dr. Stanton-Anderson worked for 14 years in California as a teacher at an inner city Catholic school in Los Angeles and as both a teacher and an administrator for several major grants supporting professional development and school reform in elementary and high schools in the Long Beach Unified School District.

Dr. Stanton-Anderson speaks widely and continues to consult about instruction and curriculum mapping for teacher teams and principals.

Dr. Stanton-Anderson holds a BA in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A. in Education from California State University- Long Beach, and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of California-Irvine, Department of Education.

iPad Requirements

All students are required to have an iPad or iPad Mini that can be updated to iOS version 11 or later, and has at least 32GB of memory.

**It is strongly recommended that a case is purchased as well as either Apple Care or another warranty. For security reasons, please set up “Find my iPad," have a lock screen code, and label the iPad with your name and school email address.**

All students are required to have the following applications (apps) purchased and installed on their iPad before the first day of school/new student orientation in preparation for using them during the school year. In addition, please note the use of VPNs while using DePaul College Prep’s network is a violation of the Acceptable Use Policy included in the Parent/Student Handbook as it poses a risk to the security and integrity of the school’s network.

Apps:

Schoology (Free)

This is the school’s Learning Management System (LMS), where students and parents access information for all classes. Freshmen and transfer students will receive login information on Packet Pickup Day. All returning students should already have their login information; if you do not, or do not remember, see the Technology Department for assistance.

Google Drive (Free)

All students will be provided with an @depaulprep.org email address. It is expected that this email is used for anything relating to DePaul College Prep. Freshmen and transfer students will receive their login information on Packet Pickup Day. All returning students should already have their login information; if you do not, or do not remember, see the Technology Department for assistance.
Google Drive and all related Google Apps should be setup using this email address.

Google Docs (Free)

The word processor of the Google Suite. Part of Google Drive, but this is a separate download.

Google Sheets (Free)

The spreadsheet creator of the Google Suite. Part of Google Drive, but this is a separate download.

Google Slides (Free)

The power-point creator of the Google Suite. Part of Google Drive, but this is a separate download.

Notability ($9.99, prices may vary)

This will be used in all classes for note-taking and the completion of numerous assignments throughout the school year. The app is very versatile allowing for typed or handwritten notes, embedding photos, highlighting within student created notes and downloaded PDFs, and much more.

Pop Scholar (Free)

Pop Scholar is a safe, social network where students can connect with peers, friends, and family to set goals and post their accomplishments at DePaul College Prep in the areas of academics, activities, altruism, art, and athletics. Both students and supporters can earn “Pop Scholar” points to redeem for gift cards in the Pop Scholar Marketplace.

Other apps will be required for specific classes. These apps will be included in the mailing that will be sent out mid-July regarding the purchase of textbooks for the upcoming school year. Additionally, teachers will provide this information on their syllabus or as needed.