History and Campus Partnerships

DRW College Prep challenges and supports students to become highly educated people of integrity who positively impact their community. The staff and students of DRW College Prep commit to doing everything that it takes to fulfill this mission. Our first step is to work hard at "chasing down college" everyday through our academic work and character development. In addition, we seek to "change the game" for ourselves, our families, and our community in Homan Square.

Through a partnership with DRW, the campus opened in August 2012 to more than 200 ninth-grade students, and now serves 610 ninth through twelfth grade students.

DRW offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, a strict discipline policy, and a supportive small-school environment.  Our mascot is the cheetah and our school colors are navy blue and yellow. Our elective classes currently offered are PE and Character and College.   We offer numerous enrichment classes after school including: Drama, Newspaper, Debate, and workout clubs.  DRW was proud to sponsor eight junior varsity sports teams in its founding year and offerings continue to grow as the campus expands.

Our Partners - DRW

Founded in 1992 by Don Wilson, DRW is a Chicago-based principal trading firm. It is DRW’s mission to empower exceptional individuals to identify and capture trading opportunities in the global markets by leveraging and integrating technology, risk management, and quantitative research. DRW currently employs over 725 people at its Chicago, London, Montreal, New York, and Singapore offices.

The DRW Trading Group Foundation supports organizations that benefit the local community by focusing on increasing self-reliance and providing opportunities to learn.  The Foundation seeks to supportorganizations that have demonstrable positive results, benefit the communities where DRW employees live and work, and focus on their mission with limited overhead.

DRW and Noble share many core values including accountability, commitment to innovation and improvement, and dedication to achieving results. DRW is proud to partner with Noble and looks forward to the future successes of DRW College Prep. Through our partnership, the DRW team provides coaching, tutoring, and mentoring for our students as well as serving on Noble's Board of Directors.

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