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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 2023-2024 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 students birthdates are between 9/2/2018-12/31/2018 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 9/2/2018-12/31/2018 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 2023-2024 Early Admission Criteria

Admisión Temprana Para Año Escolar 2023-2024

Rising 9th Graders

Current 8th Grade students can apply to any of our three (3) CICS High Schools for the 2023-2024 school year.

Applications are through GoCPS at go.cps.edu (link below)

FOR CURRENT 9TH GRADERS:

The next transfer window will open up on: . 

October 21, 2022-October 28, 2022

Please check with each CICS High School for seat availability.

December 23, 2022-January 13, 2023

March 17, 2023-March 24, 2023

You can sign up at go.cps.edu TODAY to add to waitlist for CICS Longwood, CICS Northtown or CICS Ralph Ellison.


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

Email

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Application for the 2022-2023 School Year

Limited seats are available for the 2022-2023 school year! Click Online Application to begin the application process for your student!

Apply Online

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

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

Email

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open Seats for 2022-2023 School Year

Elementary School (K-8)

The following CICS campuses have limited open seats available for the grades noted.  Parents may apply for other grade levels not noted and will be added to the waitlist in the order it is received:

CICS Avalon (Kg)
Call 773-721-0858 for more information

CICS Basil
(Kg, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th)
Call 773-778-9455 for more information

CICS Bucktown (Kg, 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 8th)
Call 773-645-3321 for more information

CICS Irving Park (Kg, 1st, 3rd, 4th)
Call 773-433-5000 for more information

CICS Lloyd Bond (KG, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th)
Call 773-468-1300 for more information

CICS Loomis (KG, 1st, 2nd)
Call 773-429-8955 for more information

CICS Longwood (6th, 7th, 8th)
Call 312-877-0541 for more information

CICS Prairie (Kg, 1st)
Call 773-928-0480 for more information

CICS Washington Park (Kg, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)
Call 773-347-0200 for more information

CICS Wrightwood (KG, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th)
Call 773-434-4575 for more information

High School (9-12)

GoCPS 9th Round 2 window is now open!
Seats available for CICS Longwood and CICS Ralph Ellison!
CICS Northtown has a waitlist at this time; therefore, students can be added to the waitlist in the order the application is received.

To apply for seats available or the waitlist, login into your student's GoCPS account today!

CICS also has limited open seats for grades 10th-12th for second semester.  Please inquire with our high schools for further information and click on the school name to submit your student's application today!

CICS Longwood - 1309 W 95th St
773-238-5330

CICS Northtown - 3800 W Peterson
773-478-3655

CICS Ralph Ellison - 1817 W 80th St
773-478-4434

 

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