Application Information

Chicago International Charter School 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. 

2017-2018 Applications

Applications for the next school year (2017-2018) will be available October 1, 2016.

2016-2017 Applications

Though the application deadline has passed, limited seats for the current school year (2016-2017) are available. CICS will still accept applications for the following grades:

  • CICS Avalon: 1
  • CICS Basil: Kindergarten
  • CICS ChicagoQuest: 9-12
  • CICS Lloyd Bond: K- 6
  • CICS Longwood: 3, 6, 8, 10, 11
  • CICS Loomis: Kindergarten 
  • CICS Ralph Ellison: 9-12
  • CICS Washington Park: 6

Please call CICS at (312) 651-5000 with any questions.


Elementary School (K-8)

Online: English - Español

Paper:  English - Español

Deadline: March 25, 2016 5:00pm
Lottery: April 13, 2016 5:00pm

High School (9-12)

Online: English - Español

Paper:  English - Español

Deadline: January 29, 2016 5:00pm
Lottery: February 10, 2016 5:00pm 


Elementary School (K-8)

Online: English - Español

Paper:  English - Español

Applications are open for the 2016-2017 school year.



Transfer- for current CICS students ONLY

Transfer applications are currently closed and will reopen October 1, 2016.


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

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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