2016-2017 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. 

2016-2017 Applications

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

  • CICS Avalon: K, 5, 6, 8
  • CICS Basil: K, 2, 5-8
  • CICS Bucktown: K, 2
  • CICS ChicagoQuest: 9-12
  • CICS Lloyd Bond: K- 6
  • CICS Longwood: 3, 6, 8, 10, 11
  • CICS Loomis: Kindergarten 
  • CICS Prairie: Kindergarten
  • CICS Ralph Ellison: 9-12
  • CICS Washington Park: K, 2, 5-8

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

All Grades

Paper: English - Español


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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