Thornton Township High Schools District 205

Preparing all District 205 Students to be Competitive Leaders in our Global Society

Several organizations are participating in a college and career readiness partnership to provide opportunities for high school students to enter careers within the Pharmacy Profession as Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacists. The organizations are Thornton Township High School District #205, South Suburban College (SSC),and Chicago State University (CSU). Eighteen (18) high school students (approximately 6 students from each of the three high schools of District 205) between their Sophomore and Junior year will be interviewed by District 205 Pre-Pharmacy Program Staff and accepted into a program initiated at CSU that will offer four weeks of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education enrichment. The following year, between their Junior and Senior high school years, 18 students will again be offered more advance enrichment in STEM education at CSU; this time offering some STEM with a greater emphasis on pharmacy. After this four week enrichment program, the students will then enroll in the Pharmacy Math course at SSC for the fall and the Pharmacy Technician Orientation course in the spring semester. The students must concurrently enroll in a District 205 AP Chemistry course during their Senior year of high school. D205 students may enroll in AP Chemistry and concurrently enroll in the SSC Pharmacy Technology courses without participating in the CSU/STEM Summer Enrichment Program.