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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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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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2018 Kickoff Highlights

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

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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