Phoenix Rising


Phoenix Rising is a program geared towards Sophomores to obtain college experience through
a number of programs on a number of different college campuses. Students will have the option
of studying on a college campus in their ideal field or career. The purpose of this program is
provide college experience and the opportunity to get an early start on college education is the
Phoenix Rising application and requirement:

  • Sophomore (Rising Junior)
  • Cumulative GPA: at least 2.5
  • No more than 3 Out of school suspensions (semester 2)
  • 3 tardies to school=1 absence


  • Eastern Illinois University High School Journalism
  • Northern Illinois University Film/ TV broadcasting
  • Indiana State University Summer Honors
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Summer Programs
  • Calvin College Calvin Young Women’s Business Institute
  • Lake Forest Writing and Thinking Workshop
  • Ithaca College Summer Programs
  • Bard College- Young Writers Workshop
  • University of Wisconsin College Access Program (CAP)
  • The Putney School Summer Programs
  • Illinois State University-Midwest High School Scholars Analytics Academy
  • Carleton College-Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE)
  • Spelman College-Prep Institute
  • Spelman College-Early College Program- ECP STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics)
  • Wheaton College-Pre-College B.R.I.D.G.E.
  • IIT-Illinois Tech Global Leaders Program


Taylor McGee, Class of 2011
I’m a graduate of the class of 2011 and a Phoenix rising participant. While
attending NLCP, I participated in the summer honors program at Indiana State
University. I took the Forensic Facial reconstruction course where we learned to
build a human face from real human skulls. This program sparked my interested in
the science field and lead me to major in biology for my undergrad studies. Now I
am a graduate of Illinois state university with a degree in biological science
applying for medical school.

Jatavia Fox, Class of 2017
I participated in the Healthcare and nursing seminar at Indiana State Summer
Honors Program . At first, I never wanted to take time out my summer break to
participate in something school related but it ended up being fun. I got to experience
what it’s felt like to be a college student for a week. I lived in a dorm and I had a
roommate from another city. I went to class everyday while I was out there it was just
like regular school but with a twist. There were more lectures than in high school. I
visited a hospital while I was there and I learned how to do injections. I learned to be
more independent.
-I currently attend Beloit College.

Ms. Lee

Office Hours:

Collins Campus
(773) 542-6766, Ex. 425
Monday and Wednesday
Christiana Campus
(773) 542-1490
Tuesday and Thursday
8-4 pm