Chicago International Charter School operates 14 campuses in Chicago. CICS students may enroll at any campus, regardless of the neighborhood in which they reside. For more information about enrollment, visit our Students and Families section.

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ReGeneration Schools K-8

CICS Avalon prepares all students to succeed in college through academic excellence and the content of their character. This begins in kindergarten. Our rigorous, engaging curriculum builds the skills students need to choose a future that will be fulfilling: a strong knowledge base; the ability to read, write, calculate and solve problems; and the ability to critically think about the world around them. Academics come first at Avalon.

  • Tutoring

ReGeneration Schools K-8

CICS Basil prepares all students to succeed in college through academic excellence and the content of their character. This begins in kindergarten. Our rigorous, engaging curriculum builds the skills students need to choose a future that will be fulfilling: a strong knowledge base; the ability to read, write, calculate and solve problems; and the ability to critically think about the world around them. Academics come first at Basil.

  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts
  • Tutoring
  • Basketball
  • Tennis

K-8

CICS Bucktown is a premier K-8 charter school in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood. The school's mission is to inspire and support each child's physical, social, emotional, and academic learning for success at school and beyond using blended learning with technology integrated into classrooms. 

CICS Bucktown boasts an energetic learning environment, fueled by over 600 eager learners, many of whom travel great distances to school each day!  Technology is a critical component of our culture of learning; every classroom promotes the use of 21st century learning skills and critical thinking to solve problems.

Based on the Common Core State Standards for reading and math, Next Generation Science Standards, and a robust writing curriculum, learning at CICS Bucktown is rigorous and prepares our students for the best high schools in the city. With consistent growth in reading, math, and science on NWEA MAP testing across grade levels, over 30% of graduating eighth graders have been accepted to Chicago's Selective Enrollment High Schools over the past four years.

​In order to educate the "whole child," Bucktown provides its students with social-emotional learning opportunities and activities - including Friday student celebrations, "Bucktown Buddies" program, social justice groups, and morning/midday meetings.

  • Art
  • Board Games
  • Engineering
  • Running
  • Science
  • Student Council
  • Yoga
  • Basketball
  • Field Hockey

Civitas Education Partners 9-12

The mission of CICS ChicagoQuestis to engage, challenge, and prepare all of our students to be activist within their communities and the world as problem-solversdesignerscritical-thinkers and innovators.

  • To support the advancement of this mission, ChicagoQuest Schools and its employees are committed to:
  • Keeping students and their learning at the center of all of our decisions

  • Creating and sustaining an environment that supports risk-taking and learning from “failure”
  • Holding high expectations for all members of the community

  • Holding a high rigorous bar for our scholars and ourselves

  • Making our practices public for the purposes of improvement and sharing

  • Keeping data on the progress of our scholars and using it to guide instruction
  • Art
  • Cooking
  • French
  • National Honor Society
  • Poetry
  • Robotics
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Drumline
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting

K-8

CICS Irving Park strives to personalize learning for each individual student by blending high-quality instruction, best teaching practices and proven ed-tech tools. A strong school culture and partnerships with families and the community ensure that every student's individual academic and social needs are met.

CICS Irving Park is passionately committed to collaborating with families and the community to create a school that fosters the academic and personal growth of every student. Every minute, every day, the Irving Park team works together to personalize learning through strong relationships, best teaching practices, and modern technology - to inspire and prepare students for their future.

 

  • Chess
  • Coding
  • Cooking
  • Design Build Test
  • Hip Hop Yoga
  • Language Lab
  • Math
  • Martial Arts
  • Plant Explorers
  • Reader's Theater

K-6

CICS Lloyd Bond will provide students with the necessary tools and skills needed to develop superior levels of achievement. We strive for academic, social and physical excellence by providing a quality and challenging curriculum. We promote positive moral and social values, foster an atmosphere of self-discipline in a safe learning environment, and maximize individual productivity to meet the needs of a changing global society.

  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Basketball
  • Step Team

K-2

CICS Loomis Primary Academy's mission is to inspire children to learn by providing engaging and rigorous experiences that foster independence in a safe and nurturing environment. We collaborate with families and the community to pave the road for our children to become cooperative learners, critical thinkers, and strong leaders who will positively affect the world around them.

  • Art
  • Choir
  • Cooking
  • Dance
  • Makerspace Enrichment
  • Sports
  • Track and Field

3-12

CICS Longwood provides students with the necessary tools and skills needed to develop superior levels of achievement. We strive for academic, social and physical excellence by providing a quality and challenging curriculum. We promote positive moral and social values, foster an atmosphere of self-discipline in a safe learning environment, and maximize individual productivity to meet the needs of a changing global society.

  • Choir
  • Debate
  • Mentoring
  • National Honor Society
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Volleyball

Civitas Education Partners 9-12

CICS Northtown Academy is a college-preparatory high school that provides students the opportunity to explore and grow in a safe, caring, and challenging environment We are one of Chicago's top ten non-selective enrollment high schools and are ranked as the #4 charter school in Chicago according to Chicago Magazine. CICS Northtown students have access to honors and AP classes, ACT prep and strong college-counseling programs.

  • Art
  • Asian Student Alliance
  • Book Club
  • Latin Dance
  • Literary Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Slam Poetry
  • Social Justice
  • Student Council
  • Student Leaders
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

K-8

The mission of CICS Prairie, in partnership with families and communities, is to develop our 21st-century learners by providing authentic STEM education experiences through effective implementation of innovative and interactive learning programs. CICS Prairie inspires students and cultivates a passion for contributing to the greater good of the global community.

  • Crochet & Knitting
  • Double Dutch
  • Hairstyling
  • Hip Hop Club
  • Homework Club
  • Lego Club
  • Math Olympiad
  • Reading Club
  • Football
  • Karate
  • Soccer

Civitas Education Partners 9-12

CICS Ralph Ellison is a college preparatory high school making a difference in the lives of students on the south side of Chicago. We support the development of our young people in a safe, caring and challenging environment. We set and maintain high expectations for our students, parents and faculty and we challenge our entire school community to live by the motto "Be Visible." Over the four-year college preparatory experience, students develop the intellectual skills, cultural competence, belief in self and the engagement in community necessary for success in school, college, the workplace and life with a focus on social justice.

  • African-American Culture Club
  • Broadcasting
  • Coding
  • Crochet & Knitting
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Double Dutch
  • Fashion
  • Gay & Straight Alliance
  • Mentoring
  • National Honor Society
  • Polished Pebbles
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Drill Team
  • Football
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

ReGeneration Schools K-8

CICS Washington Park prepares all students to succeed in college through academic excellence and the content of their character. This begins in kindergarten. Our rigorous, engaging curriculum builds the skills students need to choose a future that will be fulfilling: a strong knowledge base; the ability to read, write, calculate and solve problems; and the ability to critically think about the world around them. Academics come first at Washington Park.

  • Tutoring

K-8

CICS West Belden is a premier urban charter school in Chicago's Belmont-Cragin neighborhood. Lauded for consistently superior student growth, CICS West Belden boasts a dedicated staff that fosters close relationships with parents to ensure student achievement. We balance personalized learning strategies including flexible learning environments, learner profiles, personalized learning plans, competency-based progression and technology-enhanced instruction with strong curricular approaches to encourage students' success and growth.

  • Art
  • Band
  • Cooking
  • Drama

Civitas Education Partners K-8

We exist to create a pathway to college for all kids. The Wrightwood community is empowered to be free thinkers who take ownership of their learning to become leaders locally and globally. Our mission is to provide an exceptional learning experience that promotes love of self and others, risk taking, collaboration, student ownership and social-emotional learning while utilizing data to drive decisions.

  • Dance
  • Girl Scouts
  • Girls on the Run
  • Homework Club
  • Polished Pebbles
  • Random Acts of Kindness
  • Theater
  • Tutoring
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
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