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 Next School Year (2017-2018)

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

Avalon: 7th

Basil: K, 1st, 4th, 6th-8th

Bucktown- K, 7th

Irving Park-7th

Lloyd Bond-K, 1st

Loomis-K, 1st

Longwood-3rd,7th, 8th


Washington Park- K

Wrightwood-K, 7th


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

Longwood-9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

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


Enrollment For Current School Year (2016-2017) is CLOSED*

Elementary School (K-8)

Paper:  English - Español

High School (9-12)

Paper:  English - Español

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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