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Chicago International Charter School (CICS) is open to all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status or disability status. When we receive more applications for a school than seats available, students are enrolled in our campuses via a fair, random lottery.  This ensures all students have an equal opportunity to enroll at the campuses of their parents' or guardians' choosing. All CICS schools are charter public and tuition free.

For more information, please see our FAQs section or call (312) 651-5000.

Application for the 2024-2025 School Year

Apply Online

Create an account to begin the application process online, or log-in to view the status of your application.

Early Admission for Kindergarten

Families interested in applying to kindergarten whose student's birthdates are between September 2, 2019-December 31, 2019 and are currently attending a certified Pre-K program, can apply for Early Admission to kindergarten! 

Please read the early admission eligibility process and criteria and if it applies, the parent/guardian can proceed to apply online.

Familias interesadas en aplicar al Kínder con fecha de nacimiento entre Septiembre 2, 2019-Diciembre 31, 2019 y actualmente asisten a un programa certificado de Pre-Kínder, pueden aplicar para Admisión Temprana al kínder! Por favor lea el proceso y criterios de elegibilidad de Admisión Temprana y si aplica, el padre/tutor puede proceder a aplicar en línea.

SY 2024-2025 Early Admission Criteria

Admisión Temprana Para Año Escolar 2024-2025

Rising 9th Graders

9th Grade seats are available!

Log into go.cps.edu to apply to CICS high schools for the 2024-2025 school year!

CICS Longwood (1309 W. 95th St)
CICS Northtown (3900 W. Peterson)
CICS Ralph Ellison (1817 W. 80th St)
 

The next transfer window opens October 23-October 30, 2023.

Apply by Mail, Fax or Email

Download and complete one application (elementary or high school) per student. If you mailed your application, we recommend that you call a week after mailing to confirm its receipt. If you faxed your application, please call 15 minutes after it was faxed to confirm its receipt.

Mail

Chicago International Charter School
11 E. Adams St., Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60603

Fax

(312) 651-5001

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