Solorio Academy creates a supportive, experience-rich learning community where students become the scholars, advocates, and problem-solvers of tomorrow.
Solorio Academy’s mission is to equip all students with the knowledge, skills, and discipline necessary to graduate from college and have a positive impact on our communities.
Solorio’s Habits of Mind
To help our students prepare for the 21st Century, we believe in shaping their minds with how to think, not necessarily what to think. At Solorio, all of our teachers and students learn our Habits of Mind that help our students succeed in a world with STEM.
Solorio Academy High School is named in honor of Eric Solorio (1979-2006), a former member of the Chicago Police Department’s elite anti-gang unit. Solorio died in 2006 at age 26 nearly a month after his squad car went out of control during a chase. Friends and family say there was a constant urgency about him, who since childhood searched for ways to help others. Today, we honor Officer Solorio’s life by working hard to educate ourselves and make our community a better place by dedicating ourselves to serving others.