Supplemental Educational Services (SES) is a component of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. SES provides additional academic instruction, specifically in reading, math, and science outside of the regular school day to increase the academic achievement of students in low-performing schools.


SES is available to all low-income students (based on the free/reduced lunch standard) who attend a school that has not made adequate yearly progress for two consecutive years or more. Students receive this service at no cost to the parent/guardian or school.


SES programs are offered by private tutoring companies and the district. SES serves grades first to twelfth, and is also available to Special Education students and English Language Learners.


SES REGISTRATION will begin when school begins! Contact your local school administration for more information in addition to a SES registration form and parent handbook.


SES Provider Fairs afford parents the opportunity to interact with approved SES providers of all delivery types and inquire about provider tutoring services in additions to utilizing the SES Parent handbook that included Every provider's detailed program descriptions. Inquire with your school appointed SES Coordinator for your provider fair date. All provider fairs will take place during the SES Registration period.


SES is 100% Parent choice!



  • Ensure that students increase their academic achievement
  • Provide options to parents to help them ensure that their children receive a quality education
  • Assist schools in need of improvement



PDF icon 2013-2014 SES Eligible School List

This is a list of schools participating in SES tutoring program in 2013-2014 school year.


PDF icon 2013-2014 SES Parent Handbook


2013-2014 SES Parent Eligibility Notification: PDF icon English | Spanish


2013-2014 SES Registration Forms: PDF icon English | PDF icon Spanish


Parents should contact their school directly for the most up-to-date information on CPS academic programming.


Other tutoring resources:

U.S. After School Chicago - Out-of-School Time Resources   Opens in a new window icon

U.S. Department of Education  Opens in a new window icon

Illinois State Board of Education  Opens in a new window icon



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Page Last Modified on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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