Charter Closures 2015-2016 

General Background Information

CPS determined it was necessary to recommend the non-renewal of Amandla Charter High School, Betty Shabazz - Barbara A. Sizemore Academy Elementary School, CICS-Larry Hawkins High School, and Bronzeville Lighthouse Charter Elementary School due to underperformance.

Schools Impacted

  • Amandla Charter High School (voted on at the November 18, 2015, BOE meeting)
  • Betty Shabazz - Barbara A. Sizemore Academy Elementary School (voted on at the November 18, 2015, BOE meeting)
  • CICS-Larry Hawkins High School (to be voted on at the December 16, 2015, BOE meeting)
  • Bronzeville Lighthouse Charter Elementary School (voted on at the November 18, 2015, BOE meeting)

Parent Information Sessions

CPS will be holding parent information sessions to present school options for next year. Representatives from the Office of Access and Enrollment and the Office of Innovation and Incubation will be on hand to present a variety of school options -- district-managed and charter -- and answer any questions that you may have about the application processes.


Shabazz - Sizemore
Parents/Guardians

December 1
4:15 p.m.
Miles Davis Parent University
6740 South Paulina

View Parent Letter

Amandla
Parents/Guardians

December 2
4:15 p.m.
Auditorium @ Colman
4655 South Dearborn

View Parent Letter

Bronzeville Lighthouse
Parents/Guardians

December 3
4:15 p.m.
Bronzeville Lighthouse
8 West Root Street

View Parent Letter

CICS-Larry Hawkins
Parents/Guardians

December 4
4:00 p.m.
CICS-Larry Hawkins
801 East 133rd Pl

View Parent Letter

Related Links

Looking for information on 2015-16 School Actions, please go to CPS School Transitions.