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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: ChicagoRise (Lloyd Bond) Innovation Spotlight Video

CICS: ChicagoRise (Lloyd Bond) Innovation Spotlight Video

In honor of Black History Month, CICS is highlighting the latest Innovation Spotlight video showcasing ChicagoRise-the bold school model integrating identity-affirming pedagogy with a rigorous intentional curriculum.

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Chicago International Charter School (CICS) released the following statement on the end of the strike at four Civitas campuses

Chicago International Charter School (CICS) released the following statement on the end of the strike at four Civitas campuses

Chicago International Charter School (CICS) released the following statement on the end of the strike at four Civitas campuses

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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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  • CICS
    Parents...CICS Boy’s Lab is now accepting 5th grade applications for the 2019-2020 school year! Check out our Innovation Spotlight Video on @BoysLabChi that highlights the curriculum, scholars, and Dr. Glass: bit.ly/2ZfOnst To apply, go to boyslab.online

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