Excellence for Every Child, Every Day


Chicago International Charter School (CICS) 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.

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

Rising 9th Graders

GoCPS Applications for the 2019-2020 School Year are now available. Deadline is December 14, 2018

The 9th grade transfer window opens February 1st-February 8th. 
Check back for 9th grade seat availability.

Elementary School - Open Seats

CICS elementary schools that have seats available for current school year 2018-2019:

CICS Avalon (Kg-8th)
Call 773-721-0858

CICS Basil (Kg-7th)
Call 773-778-9455

CICS Boy's Lab (4th)
Call 312-805-1116

CICS Longwood (6th-8th, 10th-12th)
Call 773-238-5330

CICS Loomis (Kg, 3rd-5th)
Call 773-429-8955

CICS Washington Park (1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th)
Call 773-347-0200 

CICS Wrightwood (K)
Call 773-434-4575

Apply Online

Online Applications Disabled

Due to preparations for the 2019-2020 school year, the online application system is down until Monday, October 1st.

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.


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


(312) 651-5001


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Students who apply after the lottery date (March 23, 2018) will be added to the wait list. If the lottery offers your child a seat at one of our campuses, you will receive a letter from CICS with mandatory registration information. Otherwise, you will receive a wait list letter.

Transfer Students


Applications received now will be added to the waitlist. Transfers are not a guarantee. The Transfer Waitlist closes on Friday, August 31, 2018.

If you are applying for a student who will be new to CICS you must fill out the new student application in the above sections.


After a student has been offered a seat at a CICS school, they must register at the school. For questions concerning registration, please call the school via their contact number below.

Applications for the 2017-2018 school year are available beginning October 1, 2016. Registration will be held throughout May-June 2017.

Elementary School Registration

High School Registration

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Chicago International Charter School

11 E. Adams
Suite 600
Chicago, IL, 60603
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