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CICS Student Outcomes

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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

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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.

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CICS elementary students attend a school that meets or exceeds the reading and math performance of their CPS-zoned counterpart.

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College acceptance rate for students at all CICS high schools.

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Voices Blog and Spotlights

Educator Spotlight: JoeAnn Nash

Educator Spotlight: JoeAnn Nash

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Educator Spotlight: Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

Educator Spotlight: Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

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Educator Spotlight: Barbara Wright

Educator Spotlight: Barbara Wright

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CICS News

Congratulations CICS Loomis-Longwood High School Coach Keyon Smothers!

Congratulations CICS Loomis-Longwood High School Coach Keyon Smothers!

Congratulations CICS Loomis-Longwood High School Basketball Coach Keyon Smothers!

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2022 Golden Apple Award Finalist - Ms. Laurel Kulig!

2022 Golden Apple Award Finalist - Ms. Laurel Kulig!

As we near the end of Women's History Month, we want to shout out one of our own women leaders in our community! Congratulations to Laurel Kurig! Ms. Kulig is a CICS teacher at our Northtown Academy campus and was recently selected as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence.

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CICS Wrightwood Teacher Shines on the Ellen DeGeneres Show

CICS Wrightwood Teacher Shines on the Ellen DeGeneres Show

CICS wants to congratulate Wrightwood Fitness teacher, Ms. Jazmine Cooper, for bringing her love of dance to our students! 
 
Ms. Cooper was on the Ellen show where she spoke about impacting the lives of elementary school kids through dance. She talked about how powerful her classes have become and the positive impact dance has had on the students.
 
CICS Wrightwood Teacher
 
We want to thank Ms. Cooper and CICS Wrightwood for all their hard work and dedication! A big thanks to the Ellen DeGeneres Show for recognizing Ms. Cooper's passion for dance and education!
 
Check out her interview on the Ellen show: https://www.ellentube.com/.../phenomenal-teacher...

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