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7,000

Each year, more than 7,000 students from across Chicago choose to enroll in a CICS School.

900

Every year, nearly 900 dedicated individuals choose to work at a CICS school. 

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Our portfolio includes 10 elementary and 3 high schools across the city.

60

60 percent of our principals identify as Black - 6 times the national average.

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CICS Charter Renewal Rally

CICS Charter Renewal Rally

Wednesday, January 17th, 2024 

 

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CICS Northtown Academy Addresses Cancellation of SAT Testing

CICS Northtown Academy Addresses Cancellation of SAT Testing

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CICS Northtown Academy Addresses Cancellation of SAT Testing

[Chicago, August 28, 2023] - CICS Northtown Academy regrets to inform the community and stakeholders about the recent cancellation of the scheduled SAT testing on August 26, 2023. We understand the importance of standardized testing in the college admissions process and want to provide clarity on the reasons behind this unfortunate occurrence. 

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UNLEASHING THE CREATIVE GENIUS: EXPLORING THE WONDERS OF THE STEAM LAB AT CICS PRAIRIE

UNLEASHING THE CREATIVE GENIUS: EXPLORING THE WONDERS OF THE STEAM LAB AT CICS PRAIRIE

Check out this amazing feature done by one of our SMO partners, Distinctive Schools, highlighting CICS Prairie's amazing STEAM Lab!

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