Working with CPS
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As a parent, you have many choices about which school your child attends. CPS offers a variety of programs that appeal to students' interests and talents. Here are some tips on how to select a school.
Every student who resides in Chicago has a CPS neighborhood school corresponding to an attendance boundary. Generally, all students who live within the boundaries of their neighborhood schools may attend the school. Students living within the attendance boundaries typically do not need to apply to that school, unless the school is on Controlled Enrollment, which means that the school is not enrolling neighborhood children because it is overcrowded.
There are no special requirements for students who want to attend their neighborhood school. Click the "Continue with Step 3: Register" button below for registration instructions.
How to Apply
Directly contact the schools in which you are interested. Each charter school has its own application procedures and timeline.
Once you've completed the application process, click the "Continue with Step 3: Register" button below.
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Chicago Public Schools is the third largest school district in the United States with more than 600 schools and serves 361,000 children. Our vision is that every student in every neighborhood will be engaged in a rigorous, well-rounded instructional program and will graduate prepared for success in college, career and life.
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