At Chicago Public Schools (CPS), our vision for success is for every student in every neighborhood to be engaged in a rigorous, well-rounded instructional program that prepares them for success in college, career, and life.
The district has focused on strengthening neighborhood schools with high-quality academic programming since 2011.
The SY 2019-2020 application for change in programmatic focus will put the voice of our school communities front and center. Through this process, schools will be able to submit proposals requesting the addition of specific academic programs in their schools including, World Language, STEM, Magnet, Gifted, Dual Language and Fine and Performing Arts Programs, and establishing ‘IB Neighborhoods’. This new application process seeks to establish integrity in district decision making as it will provide transparency and clarity into the process of adding academic programs to schools.
The district will give careful consideration to high-quality applications that address a programmatic need, have a strong implementation plan, and have the clear support of the school administration, local school council, and parents. Schools that apply but are not chosen will be given clear, objective rationale, as well as areas of improvement so they can focus on strengthening structures to ensure successful program implementation.
To identify opportunities for additional investment and develop a transparent and equitable investment process, the district worked with Kids First Chicago to develop the first-ever Annual Regional Analysis (ARA), a fact-based report to empower communities with objective school-level and regional education data. Before beginning the Letter of Intent, please review the Annual Regional Analysis.
The SY 2019-2020 Request for Proposals
Information about the SY19-20 Program Focus RFP is coming soon! Please email email@example.com with any questions.