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Apply for the 2024-25 School Year

The application period for the 2024-25 school year is open until November 9, 2023 through GoCPS. Apply for K to 9th grade and see all the places you can go with CPS.

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What's Happening at CPS

Find the latest updates, announcements and news from the district.

Kick off the 2024 LSC Election Season

Local School Councils propel schools forward by inviting collaboration from parents, community members, students and staff. Learn how you can get involved by running for an LSC in 2024.

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Renewing Your Medicaid Benefits

The State of Illinois has begun mailing out Medicaid renewal forms. Get ready to renew, get support, and get your questions answered.

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Apply for Civil Rights Scholars Program

The Civil Rights Scholars Program provides high school students with an opportunity to develop leadership skills, engage communities, and shape CPS' response to bias-based harm. Applications are due September 25.


Apply to Pre-K Programs

Explore, compare and apply to preschool programs available in your neighborhood all in one place. Find tools to help you choose the best pre-k program for your child.


Community Updates

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Celebrating our Highest Gains Since 2016
In a letter to families, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez shares students' promising results in English language arts and math on the Illinois Assessment of Readiness exam.

Kicking Off Hispanic Heritage Month and GoCPS
In a letter to families, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez highlights Hispanic Heritage Month and shares information about GoCPS Applications.

Showcasing our Academic Recovery
In a letter to families, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez highlights a visit from Cindy Marten, Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education, that showcased how CPS is supporting its students.

Interested in Joining Your Local School Council? Attend a Virtual Election Kick-Off Event on September 21
In a letter, CPS Director of Local School Council Relations Kishasha Williams-Ford invites parents to a virtual LSC elections kick-off event.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Renew Your Medicaid Benefits
In a letter to families, CPS shares a reminder to renew Medicaid benefits.

A District on the Rise

Over the past two decades, CPS’ four-year high school graduation rate has nearly doubled, reaching a new record high in 2022. This progress made over such a short period of time has transformed the lives of countless graduates, and is a testament to what can be accomplished when students are centered in everything.


2022 Four-Year Graduation Rate

Three-Year Blueprint

Our three-year Blueprint is a call to action to ensure a strong recovery from the pandemic and create a better, more equitable District. Learn more and get involved.

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Upcoming Events

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A Strong Start in CPS to the 2023-24 School Year


Student Voice Leadership Summit: Coming Together Across CPS Schools


CPS & City Colleges of Chicago Career Launch Youth Apprenticeship Program


Student Voice Leadership Summit: Coming Together Across CPS Schools


CPS & City Colleges of Chicago Career Launch Youth Apprenticeship Program

School Profile Search

Find detailed info about a school, including programs and admissions requirements, after school activities, family support services, and school performance reports.

School Locator

See all CPS schools and neighborhood boundaries on this searchable map.

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Enroll and Apply

Start your journey at CPS by finding the school or program that's right for you.

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Explore and apply to elementary and high schools across Chicago.


Chicago Early Learning

Explore early childhood education options throughout Chicago.


COVID-19 Resources

Find information on vaccinations, testing, safety guidance and more.

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