Charles Sumner Math & Science Community Academy, a Mathematics and Science Magnet Cluster school, encourages students to achieve in its core subject areas. Sumner offers extra instruction periods in both science and math, and all students participate in hands-on experiential learning. Advanced students in 8th grade may take algebra for high school placement. Sumner boasts labs for math, science, and computers. The school’s partners include University Medical Center (S.A.M.E.) and Chicago’s Hull House.