Academic and enrichment 

Academic and enrichmentAcademic and enrichment programs are designed to provide innovative learning experiences for students both inside and outside of the classroom.

CPS is committed to providing a wide range of enrichment opportunities to all of our students. Our programs range from art to world language and include Magnet and Selective Enrollment programs. Discover which programs are right for your child.

Academic Decathlon
CPS has the largest number of student participants than any school district in the nation.

Motivated high school students have the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting.

Chicago Debate League
Students learn how to formulate informed opinions and how to communicate them effectively.

All parents and legal guardians of children between the ages of 7 to 17 who are required by the State of Illinois to attend school can use this educational option.

International Baccalaureate (IB)
Find out more about this program's rigorous educational curriculum.

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and Military
Learn the value of citizenship, leadership and service to the community through teamwork and self-discipline.

All students learn the basics of reading: word knowledge, fluency, comprehension, and writing.

Magnet Cluster Schools
These schools specialize in four programmatic areas.

Military Academies
Unique four-year high schools that prepare students for college and subsequent careers and provide leadership opportunities, and co-curricular activities.

Selective Enrollment Elementary and High Schools
Schools and programs designed for academically advanced elementary and high school students.

Speak Truth to Power (STTP)
32-lesson human rights curriculum that uses the experiences of courageous defenders from around the world to educate students and others about human rights, and urge them to take action.

Summer Learning Opportunities
Special programs provide unique educational opportunities during the summer months.

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