Application

Chicago International Charter School (CICS) is open to all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status or disability status. When we receive more applications for a school than seats available, students are enrolled in our campuses via a fair, random lottery.  This ensures all students have an equal opportunity to enroll at the campuses of their parents' or guardians' choosing. All CICS schools are charter public and tuition free.

For more information, please see our FAQs section or call (312) 651-5000.

APPLICATIONS FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR 

Elementary School (K-8)

The elementary lottery occurred on Wednesday, April 3, 2020. Interested applicants can still apply for 2020-2021 school year and will be added to the waitlist in the order it is received. Families will be contacted as seats become available.

The following CICS campuses have limited seats available:

CICS Basil (KG-2nd)
Call 773-778-9455 for more information

CICS Irving Park (KG, 2nd)
Call 773-433-5000 for more information

CICS Lloyd Bond (Kg, 1st)
Call 773-468-1300 for more information

CICS Loomis (Kg-2nd)
Call 773-429-8955 for more information

CICS Longwood (3rd-5th)
Call 773-238-5330 for more information

CICS Washington Park (Kg, 2nd)
Call 773-347-0200

CICS Wrightwood (Kg, 1st, 8th)
Call 773-434-4575

High School (9-12)

The High School lottery for 10th-12th occurred on February 6, 2020. Interested applicants can still apply for 2020-2021 school year and will be added to the waitlist in the order it is received. Families will be contacted as seats become available.

The following CICS High School Campuses have limited seats available:

CICS ChicagoQuest (9th-12th)
Call 773-565-2100 for more information

CICS Longwood (9th-12th)
Call 773-238-5330 for more information

CICS Ralph Ellison (9th-12th)
Call 773-478-4434 for more information

Apply Online

Create an account to begin the application process online, or log-in to view the status of your application.

Rising 9th Graders

Round 1 High School offers from GoCPS released on Friday, March 27, 2020. 

The deadline to accept or decline the seat is Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

Apply by Mail, Fax or Email

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.

Mail

Chicago International Charter School
11 E. Adams St., Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60603

Fax

(312) 651-5001

Email

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Current CICS Transfer Students Only

If interested in applying for a transfer to a CICS school for 1st-12th grades, a transfer application must be submitted.

Transfer applications are available at the campus main office or click the button below to download a transfer application. 

Please note transfers are not a guarantee as it is determined on seat availability.  Families will be contacted as seats become available.

The Transfer Waitlist closes on Friday, August 28, 2020.

 

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