Chicago International Charter School (CICS) is open to all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, or disability status. Students are assigned to our campuses via a fair, random lottery, which ensures all students have an equal opportunity to enroll at the campuses of their parents' or guardians' choosing. No tuition is required.
For more information, please see our FAQs section or call (312) 651-5000.
CICS Avalon (Kg-8th)
CICS Basil (Kg-7th)
CICS Boy's Lab (4th)
CICS Longwood (6th-8th, 10th-12th)
CICS Wrightwood (K)
Create an account to begin the application process online, or log-in to view the status of your application.
Download and complete one application (elementary or high school) per student. If you mailed your application, we recommend that you call a week after mailing to confirm its receipt. If you faxed your application, please call 15 minutes after it was faxed to confirm its receipt.
Chicago International Charter School
11 E. Adams St., Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60603
Students who apply after the lottery date (March 23, 2018) will be added to the wait list. If the lottery offers your child a seat at one of our campuses, you will receive a letter from CICS with mandatory registration information. Otherwise, you will receive a wait list letter.
Applications received now will be added to the waitlist. Transfers are not a guarantee. The Transfer Waitlist closes on Friday, August 31, 2018.
If you are applying for a student who will be new to CICS you must fill out the new student application in the above sections.
After a student has been offered a seat at a CICS school, they must register at the school. For questions concerning registration, please call the school via their contact number below.
Applications for the 2017-2018 school year are available beginning October 1, 2016. Registration will be held throughout May-June 2017.