In 2001, Asian Human Services (AHS) was awarded a charter by Chicago Public Schools to start Passages Charter School.
Passages offers a tailored educational program focused on high academic standards for students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. As an English Immersion school, the entire staff is trained in English as Second Language strategies. Passages Charter School is operated by American Quality Schools (, a not-for-profit operator of charter schools throughout the Midwest.

Passages is located at 1643 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago 60660.  For more information, call (773) 433-3530.


    High Academic Standards
    Every student is expected to perform at or above grade level.  We follow many strategies to improve student achievement.
    Longer School Day and School Year

    Our school doors open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:55 am to 3:30 pm and on Wednesday from 7:55 am to 1:50 pm. Passages offers free morning care starting at 7 am daily and a tuition based after school program for students daily until 5:30 pm. This helps assure working parents that their children are in a safe and educational environment.

    Effective and Committed Teachers
    Like our students, our diverse teaching staff comes from around the world and speaks many languages. More than seventy five percent of our teachers have post-secondary degrees, and we have strong support staff, including AmeriCorps members.

    Small Class Size
    Small student-to-teacher ratios allow for more individual attention and education that is matched to each student's needs.

    Strong Parent Network
    Passages has an active parent/teacher group that supports all school activities.

    Connection to Social Services at AHS
    All of the programs and services offered by AHS are available to Passages' families.  We can assist parents with adult literacy classes, computer training, employment services, health education and medical assistance.

    Mental Health Services
    The Mental Health Program at AHS collaborates with the school to help children who are struggling to succeed.