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Program types are the types of schools CPS offers and are one of the primary filters you'll use when searching for them on GoCPS. What types of high schools are you interested in attending?

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Tools Icon.png CTE Programs feature a unique approach to prepare high school students for college and career success. Students can participate in CTE College and Career Academies, to which students must apply, and/or they can participate in within-school CTE programs. Through these programs, students experience hands-on training in their chosen industry, and may have the opportunity to earn college credit, attain industry-recognized certifications, and gain real world experience through job shadows and internships.

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  1. ALCOTT HS
  2. AUSTIN CCA HS
  3. BOGAN HS
  4. BOWEN HS
  5. CHICAGO VOCATIONAL HS
  6. CLEMENTE HS
  7. COLLINS HS
  8. CURIE HS
  9. DUNBAR HS
  10. DYETT ARTS HS

Citywide

Purple Location IconThis program is housed in a high school that has no neighborhood attendance boundary. Students can apply to the program from throughout the city, and no students can be automatically admitted to the program without submitting an application (with the exception of schools with an eighth grade).

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  1. ALCOTT HS
  2. BACK OF THE YARDS HS
  3. BRONZEVILLE HS
  4. CHICAGO ACADEMY HS
  5. COLLINS HS
  6. DOUGLASS HS
  7. GOODE HS
  8. ROOSEVELT HS
  9. SPRY HS
  10. UPLIFT HS

Contract

Pen Paper IconContract schools are schools that are managed by external operators. These schools are funded and monitored by the district and must adhere to all student-related district policies. Contract schools are governed by a Boards of Directors and operate under contractual agreements with the district; typically, these contracts are for five-year terms.

  1. CHIARTS HS
  2. CHICAGO TECH HS

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Globe IconThe International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

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  1. AMUNDSEN HS
  2. BACK OF THE YARDS HS
  3. BOGAN HS
  4. BRONZEVILLE HS
  5. CLEMENTE HS
  6. CURIE HS
  7. FARRAGUT HS
  8. HUBBARD HS
  9. HYDE PARK HS
  10. JUAREZ HS

Selective Enrollment High Schools

Book IconSelective Enrollment High Schools provide academically advanced high school students with a challenging and enriched college preparatory experience. Each of the Selective Enrollment High Schools offers a rigorous curriculum with mainly honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The schools strive to develop students’ critical and analytical thinking skills, and promote diverse academic inquiry by bringing together students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Testing is required in order for students to be considered for these programs.

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  1. BROOKS HS
  2. HANCOCK HS
  3. JONES HS
  4. KENWOOD HS
  5. KING HS
  6. LANE TECH HS
  7. LINDBLOM HS
  8. MORGAN PARK HS
  9. NORTHSIDE PREP HS
  10. PAYTON HS

Service Leadership Academies

Organization Chart IconThe Service Leadership Academies are unique four-year high schools that prepare students for college and subsequent careers. Although students wear uniforms and operate in a structured environment, these schools are not intended to prepare students for the military. Rather, students take part in unprecedented leadership opportunities and co-curricular activities, including college trips and citywide competitions, in a nurturing, safe, and healthy environment in which they can realize their full potential. Visit www.ChicagoJROTC.com to view videos, see testimonials, and learn more about these schools.

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