Application Information

Chicago International Charter School (CICS) is open to all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, or disability status. Students are assigned to our campuses via a fair, random lottery, which ensures all students have an equal opportunity to enroll at the campuses of their parents' or guardians' choosing. No tuition is required. 

For more information, please see our Application Instructions and FAQs section or call (312) 651-5000.

Applications for School Year (2017-2018)

*Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be available starting October 1st, 2017.

Elementary School (K-8)

Online: English - Español
Paper:  English - Español

High School (9-12)

Online: English - Español
Paper:  English - Español

*The high school and elementary school lottery dates have passed. Any applications submitted will be added to our waitlist in the order they are received.

Open Seat Availability for 2017-2018 

Elementary School Campuses

High School Campuses

Basil: K, 1st, 4th-8th

Bucktown- K

Lloyd Bond-K-6th

Loomis-K, 1st

Longwood- 4th, 5th, 7th-8th

Washington Park- K-4th, 6th-8th

Wrightwood-1st, 3rd, 4th


ChicagoQuest-9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Longwood-9th, 10th

Ralph Ellison- 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


CICS 8th Grade Families Click Below to Learn All About GoCPS

Understanding the GoCPS high school application

Transfer Applications: Current CICS Students ONLY

Paper only:  English - Español

High School transfer applications are due January 27, 2017.
Elementary school transfer applications are due March 24, 2017.

If you are applying for a student who will be new to CICS you must fill out the new student applications in the above sections.

If you do not apply online please submit application via mail, fax, or email:


Chicago International Charter School
11 E. Adams St., Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60603

Fax: (312) 651-5001


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