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CICS Scholars Win Magnetar Youth Investment Competition

May 05, 2015

Congratulations to the team from CICS Northtown Academy on their victory at the Magnetar Academy Team Challenge! CICS Northtown had three teams competing against over 300 other students in the competition.

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CICS Scholar Stars in "The Curse of the Tempest Jewel"

May 04, 2015

Samuel P., a freshman at CICS Northtown Academy, has been acting for over seven years. As a part of Special Gifts Theater and GiGi’s Playhouse, Sam has appeared in many productions with his fellow cast members. At 16, Sam is now in a troupe called A.B.L.E made up of Chicago-area teens with Down Syndrome. A.B.L.E.’s latest project is a film: “The Curse of the Tempest Jewel”.

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CICS Northtown Academy Holds Annual Culture Fest

April 06, 2015

On Saturday, March 14, CICS Northtown Academy held their annual Culture Fest..

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CICS Scholars Participate in Mock Trial Competition

April 06, 2015

A team of students from CICS Northtown Academy participated in the 2015 Chicago Coalition for Law Related Education (CCLRE) Mock Trial Competition.

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Heading for the Coast Guard by Ambrosia K

April 06, 2015

CICS Northtown Academy scholar Ambrosia K write about her acceptance into the US Coast Guard and her plans for the future.

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CICS Scholar Wins at Illinois State Gymnastics Competition

April 06, 2015

CICS Wrightwood scholar Cyrus M. placed 1st in his level at the Illinois State Gymnastics Competition.

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Accenture Celebrates International Women's Day with CICS

April 06, 2015

CICS Northtown students joined their Accenture mentors in marking International Women's Day.

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CICS Scholars Participate in "Louder Than a Bomb" Poetry Competition

April 06, 2015

CICS congratulates several scholars from CICS Washington Park and CICS ChicagoQuest who participated in the 2015 "Louder Than a Bomb" Chicago slam poetry competition.

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College Plans, Sports Honor for CICS Northown Academy Student

February 02, 2015

CICS Northtown Academy student recognized by Positive Coaching Alliance

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CICS Northtown Academy Scholar Receives Congressional Nomination

January 20, 2015

CICS Northtown Academy senior is closer to admission into US Naval Academy read more …

CICS Chicago Quest Wins Big at Get Schools, Get Connected Celebration

January 20, 2015

CICS Chicago Quest Students earn money to support classrooms read more …

CICS Partner Bella Cuisine Kids Cooking Club on Fox32 News

January 20, 2015

Chef Latrice McArthur, CICS parent and founder of Bella Cuisine Kids Cooking Club, was featured on Fox32 News along with her son, Jonah, a CICS Wrightwood student read more …

CICS Rallies for Barack Obama Presidential Library

January 20, 2015

CICS Scholars rally in support of Barack Obama Presidential Library read more …

CICS Ralph Ellison Hosts Perkins Bass Elementary Scholars

January 20, 2015

Last week, a group of thirteen 8th graders from Perkins Bass Elementary School visited the CICS Ralph Ellison campus.

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CICS Loomis and CICS Lloyd Bond Campuses Receive Arts Funding

December 23, 2014

CICS Loomis and CICS Lloyd Bond are awarded opportunities to bring arts into the classroom during the coming year read more …

CICS Northtown Helps Families in Need

December 23, 2014

CICS Northtown students and staff collected food items to benefit their community. read more …

CICS Ralph Ellison Holds Successful Food Drive

December 10, 2014

CICS Ralph Ellison students and staff pitched in to collect non-perishable food items during their annual food drive. read more …

CICS Scholar Wins State Award

November 24, 2014

Adrian M., of CICS Irving Park,received the "Outstanding Illinois Charter School 8th Grader" award from the Illinois Network of Charter Schools. Adrian, pictured here with his mother and his teacher, says, "If I'm asked if I like my school, I reply 'Of course I do!' My school means a lot to me because they want the best for us."

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CICS Prairie Families Receive Clothing Donations

November 17, 2014

As part of the Glencoe Schools Urban Suburban Fall Clothes Drive, CICS Prairie students and families received clothing donations during the month of October. The CICS Prairie community received over 300 bags of clothing for children and adults, which were sorted and distributed by school staff. read more …

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