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CICS's 16th campus to open on September 6

September 02, 2011

The day many students, families, and teachers have been waiting for is right around the corner. CICS ChicagoQuest opens its doors this Tuesday! read more …

Ask Mayor Emanuel and CEO JC Brizard a Question

August 23, 2011

Hold Mr. Brizard to his word about equal funding for all CPS students. Click the link to ask your question. Questions will be broadcasted on August 24th. read more …

CICS High School Students on the Fast Track

August 17, 2011

Five CICS students admitted to Piedmont Realty summer internship program, emerge better prepared for college and career read more …

CICS co-signs letter to Jean-Claude Brizard, CEO of Chicago Public Schools

August 10, 2011

This letter from the Chicago charter school community calls for Mr. Brizard to make charter school per-pupil funding equitable. read more …

CICS's reaction to The Reader's article about charters and transparency

August 10, 2011

In a recent issue of The Reader, charters and specifically CICS were accused of being unresponsive to FOIA requests. CICS's letter to the editor proves otherwise. read more …

CICS alum advocates for school choice

August 01, 2011

CICS Ralph Ellison alum, Sean Hopkins, says it's time for parents and Chicago residents to demand better schools and the right to choose them. read more …

CICS ChicagoQuest Director shows his school pride on Vocalo.org

July 20, 2011

Listen to Michael Donhost discuss his new school, CICS ChicagoQuest. ChicagoQuest is CICS's first project-based, interactive learning high school opening this September with 6th and 7th grades. read more …

CICS Ralph Ellison campus featured as innovative learning environment

July 15, 2011

Architect Trung Le talks about his design of CICS Ralph Ellison's state-of-the-art high school campus. read more …

Year in Review: 2010-2011 CICS Newsletter

June 22, 2011

CICS had a number of top news stories this year, including our new campuses' successes, strong college enrollment and acceptance rates, and more. read more …

CICS graduates featured in Tribune, Sun-Times

June 21, 2011

CICS graduates of our Longwood, Northtown, and Ralph Ellison campuses are headed to Big Ten schools, top liberal arts colleges, U.S. military, and more. read more …

CICS Ralph Ellison alum featured in charter school success profile

June 15, 2011

Watch this moving piece to learn more about Sean Hopkins, a successful CICS alumnus. read more …

CICS Larry Hawkins Boasts 96% Graduation Rate in First Year - Reflections on 2010-2011

June 08, 2011

Watch as ABC News catches up with CICS Larry Hawkins one year after the campus opened its doors in September 2010. read more …

Class of 2011 Graduation Dates, Times, and Locations

June 08, 2011

Hats off to the Class of 2011, whose destination colleges include Howard University, Oberlin College, and DePauw University! Read on to see the list of graduation dates, times, and places. read more …

"The Scorps" student band jams at CICS Bucktown with Intonation Music Workshop

June 03, 2011

Watch the clip from CICS Bucktown's performance, and learn more about Intonation Music Workshop bands battling this weekend! read more …

Dr. Elizabeth Purvis, Executive Director of CICS, Speaks Before U.S. Congressional Subcommittee

May 31, 2011

Dr. Purvis speaks before congress subcommittee to advocate for charter public schools as neighborhood schools that strengthen communities. read more …

CICS welcomes new education management organizations for 2011-2012 school year

May 25, 2011

CICS Avalon, Bucktown, Prairie, Washington Park and West Belden are welcoming two new organizations to manage the day-to-day activities of their campuses. read more …

CICS Avalon teacher Ronald Hale honored as Golden Apple Award Finalist

April 27, 2011

7th and 8th grade science teacher Ronald Hale has been awarded with a 2011 Golden Apple Award. read more …

CICS Chief Academic Officer co-authors book "Understanding Teenage Girls"

April 27, 2011

Dr. Andrea Brown-Thirston, Chicago International's Chief Academic Officer, interviewed CICS Longwood students as part of her research for this exciting new resource. read more …

CICS Ralph Ellison Debate Students shine at City Championship

April 26, 2011

CICS Ralph Ellison debate team has an outstanding first year, making it to the City Championship and a team member placing 7th for Top Speaker Points. read more …

CICS ChicagoQuest ushers in discussion of "Reimagining Learning"

April 26, 2011

The MacArthur Foundation hosted an event to discuss the future of learning. Click here to view the panel discussion. read more …

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