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 2018-2019

Elementary School (K-8)

Online: English - Español
Paper:  English - Español

High School (9-12)

Online: English - Español
Paper:  English - Español

Open Seat Availability for 2017-2018

Below is a list of CICS schools accepting students for this school year.

Elementary School Campuses

High School Campuses

Basil: 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th

Lloyd Bond-1st

Loomis-K, 1st, 2nd

Washington Park- K, 1st, 6th-8th

ChicagoQuest-9th, 10th

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


Download Elementary Application

Download High School Application


Applications for the 2018-2019 school year through GoCPS is now closed.
Click below to learn more.

Understanding the GoCPS high school application

Transfer Applications: Current CICS Students ONLY

Paper only:  English - Español

High School transfer applications are due January 26, 2018.
Elementary school transfer applications are due March 23, 2018.

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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