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CICS Issues an RFP for new branding and website design

November 28, 2017

This RFP is for design and development services for a new branding and a new website for Chicago International Charter School. RFP Sent: Nov. 27th Responses Due: Dec. 13th Send proposals and/or any questions on the RFP to: Liz Williams-Clark, Director Strategic Initiatives, Goal for new website launch: April 2018 read more …


November 09, 2017

At CICS West Belden, the road to a personalized education for each student is grounded in competency-based education, too, along with learner profiles, flexible learning environments (based on classroom design and school schedule), and personal learning paths that give students choice about how they actually complete lessons and assignments. Teachers and students develop learner profiles together, and they shape instruction for the student for the rest of the academic year. read more …

CICS Response to Warning on Washington Park Campus

October 23, 2017

Chicago International Charter School (CICS) has been closely monitoring the performance of its CICS Washington Park campus and anticipated that it would be put on a warning list by the Chicago Public School district. read more …

Eric Lavin and Stephen McClain Join CICS

October 02, 2017

Chicago International Charter School (CICS) announces the addition of two exceptional leaders to lead its innovation strategy. Eric Lavin will serve as the network’s first Chief Innovation Officer and Stephen McClain as the network’s Chief of Staff. read more …


September 01, 2017

CICS Irving Park mom shares her personal experience with her 2nd grader and why she believes charter school and school choice are so important. read more …

CICS Celebrates 20 Years!

August 18, 2017

The entire CICS network came together for a fantastic kickoff as we celebrated the our 20th anniverary

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CICS Irving Park Welcomes Ty Pennington

May 30, 2017

CICS Irving Park Welcomes Ty Pennington

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Athletics Bring A Sense Of Pride

May 30, 2017

Athletics Bring A Sense Of Pride

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1st Annual CICS Network School Fair!

March 06, 2017

CICS will host its first ever network school fair on Saturday March 25th 2017. The fair is free and open to all Chicago residents

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CICS Helps Launch Elevate Chicago!

March 01, 2017

CICS support Elevate Chicago and Charters for Change.

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CICS Ralph Ellison Sees Hamilton an American Musical.

February 28, 2017

CICS Ralph Students see Hamilton!

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CICS Longwood Senior Named Outstanding Charter School Senior

February 03, 2017

Anthony R. Shares his experience at CICS Longwood, and what led him to be named Outstanding Charter School Senior read more …

CICS Longwood Senior says "Dreams really can come true."

February 02, 2017

CICS Longwood Senior, James J. shares his experience.

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CICS Northtown Student Announcer Gains Experience, Networks for Future Career

January 27, 2017

CICS Northtown Academy senior Jeremiah Paprocki shares his story of turning his sports announcer dreams into reality

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Three CICS Students Named Posse Scholars

January 11, 2017

CICS is proud to share that three students have been accepted as Posse Scholars! Our staff connected with Katlyn, Rebecca, and Darriana to learn more about what motivates them and find out their plans for after graduation.

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CICS Students Present to Cushman & Wakefield

January 07, 2017

Since 2010, CICS has partnered with Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate firm with headquarters in Chicago. As part of this year's program, the firm hosted an entire class of sixth graders from CICS Prairie...

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Reflecting and Looking Ahead

December 08, 2016

...As we celebrate this important milestone and approach year-end, and as I conclude my first one hundred days at CICS, I want to take a minute to reflect and to share my sense of optimism about the future of CICS and my gratitude for the commitment and talent across the CICS network

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A Culture of Reading at CICS Northtown

December 06, 2016

On Monday, Nov 28, the CICS Northtown campus welcomed award-winning author Laura Ruby to its monthly student book club. Ms. Ruby's most recent novel, BONE GAP, won the 2016 Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, given annually by the American Library Association.

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Civitas Schools High School Fair

November 18, 2016

Join CICS Ralph Ellison, CICS ChicagoQuest, and CICS Northtown at Their Upcoming High School Fair! December 3rd, 2016. read more …

CICS Longwood Student Receives Charter Excellence Award

November 10, 2016

As part of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) Illinois Charter Excellence Awards, CICS Longwood student Anthony R. has been given the "Outstanding Illinois Charter School Senior" award! read more …

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