This is your first option, since they generally serve students who live within a designated attendance boundary.
Students receive a college-preparatory curriculum and a career-focused education in different fields.
These schools are independently operated and not subject to the same state laws, district initiatives, and board policies as traditional public schools.
Contract schools are public schools open to all CPS students. These schools are operated by private entities under contract with CPS to provide an additional education option for students.
Specializes in a specific subject area such as Montesorri, International Baccalaureate, math and science, humanities or dual language immersion.
For students who wish to develop leadership and team-building skills as well as receive military training.
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Designed to meet the needs of Chicago's most academically-advanced students.
School population limited to 600 students.
Provides individualized education.
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