School ProgramsA brief overview of the types of schools and programs available. The list includes within-school
programs (e.g., AP, CTE), in which you can participate once you are enrolled in a school.
Career and Technical Education — College and Career Academies :See Schools
College and Career Academies give high school students the chance to get a head start on preparing for college and careers. In these programs, you will learn how core school subjects like math, science and writing are used in real-life. As a College and Career Academy student you have the opportunity to participate in hands-on training in your chosen program and gain real-world experience through job shadows and internships. Many programs offer you the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certifications which you can use to get a job, that will help you pay for college, or start your career straight out of high school!
Designated Neighborhood Schools
A designated neighborhood school is the school that CPS has determined for addresses within a particular geography. To find the neighborhood school designated for a particular address please click on the following link:
International Baccalaureate (IB) :See Schools
The IB Diploma Programme is a comprehensive and challenging pre-university program for academically motivated students in grades 11 and 12. The Diploma Programme is widely recognized for its high academic standards and the impressive success of its graduates in colleges and universities around the world. IB Diploma Programme graduates enter the world culturally and internationally aware, open-minded, and confident in a language other than English.
Magnet Schools and Programs :See Schools
Magnet schools and programs are focused on a specific subject area.
Military Academies :See Schools
Military Academies prepare you for college and subsequent careers. Although students wear uniforms and operate in a structured environment, these schools are not intended to prepare students for the military. Military Academies afford you the opportunity to take part in unprecedented leadership opportunities and co-curricular activities, including college trips and citywide competitions, in a nurturing, safe, and healthy environment in which they can realize their full potential.
Selective Enrollment High Schools : See Schools
Selective Enrollment High Schools provide you with an academically challenging and enriching college preparatory experience. Each of the Selective Enrollment High Schools offers a rigorous curriculum with mainly honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The schools strive to develop your critical and analytical thinking skills, and promote diverse academic inquiry by bringing together students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.