CPS has the largest number of student participants than any school district in the nation.
Motivated high school students have the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting.
Students tap into their creative and artistic skills, and further develop their interest in art, music, dance, and/or drama.
CTE-College and Career Academies
Schools and programs designed to prepare students for college and career success.
Chicago Debate League
Students learn how to formulate informed opinions and how to communicate them effectively.
All parents and legal guardians of children between the ages of 7 to 17 who are required by the State of Illinois to attend school can use this educational option.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Find out more about this program's rigorous educational curriculum.
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and Military
Learn the value of citizenship, leadership and service to the community through teamwork and self-discipline.
All students learn the basics of reading: word knowledge, fluency, comprehension, and writing.
Magnet Cluster Schools
These schools specialize in four programmatic areas.
Unique four-year high schools that prepare students for college and subsequent careers and provide leadership opportunities, and co-curricular activities.
Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools (SEES)
Schools and programs designed for academically advanced elementary school students.
Selective Enrollment High Schools (SEHS)
Schools designed for academically advanced high school students.
Speak Truth to Power (STTP)
32-lesson human rights curriculum that uses the experiences of courageous defenders from around the world to educate students and others about human rights, and urge them to take action.
Summer Learning Opportunities
Special programs provide unique educational opportunities during the summer months.