Every Child,
Every Day.
Leveraging our unique structure to catalyze the next wave of school innovation in Chicago.

Chicago International Charter School

Our vibrant network of diverse Chicago charter schools enables students to thrive every day, puts them on a path to success in college and life, and empowers entrepreneurial educators to pursue excellence through innovation.

CICS Student Outcomes

100

of CICS high schools have a better SQRP rating than their comparison schools in:
  • 9th grade SAT growth percentile
  • 4-year graduation rate
  • College persistence rate
  • 1-year dropout rate

96

CICS high school students attend a campus that performs as well or better than their CPS-zoned school in the percentage of students who meet college readiness benchmarks.

89

CICS elementary students attend a school that meets or exceeds the reading and math performance of their CPS-zoned counterpart.

> 98

college acceptance rate for students at all CICS high schools.

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CICS is a vibrant network of diverse Chicago charter schools that enable students to thrive every day, putting them on a path to success in college and life, and empowering entrepreneurial educators to pursue excellence through innovation.

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Voices Blog and Spotlights

Voices: Larry Daniel

Voices: Larry Daniel

I have worked at CICS for over 13 years as a Facilities Manager and I have seen CICS improve tremendously. Part of my role is to maintain facilities and infrastructure at all our 14 campuses. 

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Educator: Kevin Kreller

Educator: Kevin Kreller

What is your role at your school?

I am a Mentor Teacher at CICS Irving Park. I teach three sections of 8th-grade History, co-teach a section of Algebra, and I help coach teachers.

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Partner: Accenture

Partner: Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting and professional services firm that provides strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations services. Partnering with CICS for 10 year, Accenture supports a mentoring program that provides CICS students with exposure to career fields and guides them to make informed decisions about college after high school graduation and their career going forward. As part of the program, an Accenture employee is paired with a CICS Student for the duration of the school year.

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CICS News

CICS Official Statement on Strike

CICS Official Statement on Strike

Chicago International Charter School (CICS) released the following statement on the CTU’s strike date announcement

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From the community: Chicago International Charter School Launches Open Call for Education Entrepreneur Fellowship Program

From the community: Chicago International Charter School Launches Open Call for Education Entrepreneur Fellowship Program

Chicago International Charter School (CICS) has launched an Open Call for applications for the next cohort of its Education Entrepreneur Fellowship program. CICS' flagship innovation and incubation program, the Fellowship, supports education innovators by providing them with the tools, networks, and resources necessary to bring their innovative classroom and school model concepts from ideation to transformational impact.

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2018 Kickoff Highlights

2018 Kickoff Highlights

On Thursday, August 16th, 2018, Chicago International Charter School (CICS)  celebrated the beginning of a new school year at the UIC Pavillion. On that day, staff of fourteen unique CICS campuses and one microlab came together, united by a shared vision: to create a hub of innovation where every student will flourish, every school will meet the unique needs of its community, and every success will improve our city and our world.

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    Educator. Mentor. Innovator. Check out our latest Educator Spotlight on Kimeon Cruikshank who teaches at CICS Prairie and comes from a family of educators. bit.ly/2sB25Hj #EveryChildEveryDay @CICS_schools @CICSPrairie @Distinctive_Edu @Cruikshankthet1

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