CICS News

  • 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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  • 2018 Kickoff Highlights

    On Thursday, August 16th, 2018, Chicago International Charter School (CICS)  celebrated the beginning of a new school year at the UIC Pavillion. On that day, staff of fourteen unique CICS campuses and one microlab came together, united by a shared vision: to create a hub of innovation where every student will flourish, every school will meet the unique needs of its community, and every success will improve our city and our world.

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  • This software company has donated millions to local schools for tech equipment

    According to a 2015 report from the tech nonprofit CompTIA, students and educators alike believe access to technology in classrooms is beneficial to getting ahead in the increasingly digital workforce.

    To help schools ensure access to learning technologies, Relativity, a provider of cloud-based data management and analytics tools for companies in the legal industry, has established a Wired to Learn technology grant for local schools.

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  • Beyond Academic Personalized Learning: Implementing Restorative Justice

    For students to have a truly personalized learning experience, the philosophy has to become a part of the non-academic parts of their learning as well. Based on this, our schools have shifted to adopt a restorative justice model. Here's how we did it--and the positive results we're already seeing.

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Video Releases

  • 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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  • CICS-ChicagoQuest, Civitas Community Impact Experience Innovation Spotlight Video

    Our students are tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, designers and civic leaders, and they need opportunities to develop and exercise their skills and knowledge through problems in real-world situations and circumstances.

    At CICS ChicagoQuest, seniors are in a 6-10 week long project, the Civitas Community Impact Experience (CCIE), that addresses authentic issues, tasks, and topics proposed by sponsors and community partners. Students earn high school credit and may also have opportunities to pursue professional certifications.

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  • CICS Boy's Lab Innovation Spotlight Video

    Innovation. Empowerment and Academic Achievement.  
     
    At CICS-Boy's Lab, a unique three-year cohort learning experience for boys, we know what it takes to enhance our scholars’ education.
     
    Check out the latest Innovation Spotlight video that showcases the unique approach to learning and the top quality faculty makes Boy's Lab more than just a physical school - it’s a life experience.
     
    #EveryChildEveryDay 

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  • iHeartRadio interviews Dr. Kenyatta Starks

    iHeartRadio interviews Dr. Kenyatta Starks, Co-Founder of Empowered Schools, discussing why rising 9th graders should apply and rank CICS Longwood #1 on their GoCPS application!

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CICS Documents

Chicago International Charter Schools: Frequently Asked Questions
CICS Our Network One Pager
Education Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program Information
CICS Longwood

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