About

Through personalized, rigorous, instructional practices, we will motivate students to invest in their community, education and success by providing a college preparatory environment that offers opportunities in advance manufacturing and engineering.


Located on Chicago's West Side, Austin Polytechnical Academy (APA) is a college and career prep high school with a focus on manufacturing and engineering. Our students learn real world skills to help them succeed in college, careers, and life.

Our college and career prep program features school-sponsored college tours, intensive ACT preparation, a variety of clubs and sports, and strong academic and social support programs. We are located at 231 N. Pine Ave. in the former Austin Community Academy High School building, which was fully rehabbed in 2007 and now houses three high schools, including Austin Polytech.

Austin Polytech was founded by the Chicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council in 2007 to educate the next generation of leaders in advanced manufacturing. Students learn about careers in all aspects of the industry, from skilled production and engineering to management and company ownership -- plus related sectors like intellectual property law.

We work with over 60 committed industry partners to provide students with mentoring, field trips, work experience, and other enrichment opportunities. Find out how you can help us educate the next generation of leaders!

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