Admitted Student Info


Please read through all of the sections below and check back regularly for the most up-to-date information. 

Admitted Students

All First and Second Round offers have been made at this time. 

CPS Office of Access and Enrollment will be notifying families that offers are available by phone and email. The ChiArts Admissions office will be following up with phone calls, emails, and mailed packets. It is imperative that you check the email address used to register for the GoCPS Application, as this will be the only information we have to contact you. You will be given the opportunity to update your contact information with us directly.  

Any students admitted from the waitlist have only 48 hours to respond to an offer.

If you have been offered a seat from the waitlist, please be sure to respond to us by the deadline given to you by the admissions office. If you do not respond by your deadline, it will result in your seat being given away to another student on the waitlist.

High School Placement Test

High School Placement Testing will not be taking place this summer due to school closings. 

Enrollment Fees

The enrollment fee of $300 is due during Summer Institute in August. This fee is for all students at each grade level. Payment plans and fee waivers are available and can be completed with the main office staff. Please call 773-534-9710 and follow the prompts for the main office with questions.


Enrollment will take place exclusively online, and is to be completed by August 10th. Incomplete online registration will result in a delay in release of your student’s schedule. 

Online Registration Tutorial Video Resources:

Part 1-Set up and Introduction to Forms

Part 2-Introduction to Forms, Continued

If you have additional questions, please contact the admissions office by phone (773-534-9718) or email (

Summer Institute

Summer Institute is a mandatory 3-day orientation to prepare freshmen for ChiArts. SI will take place August 31-September 2 from 9am-4pm. Additional details will be shared by Admissions staff closer to the date. 

If you have solid conflicts on any or all of those dates, please contact the admissions office by phone (773-534-9718) or email (

First Day of School

The first day of school for ChiArts students is September 8th! This will begin the full school schedule, 8:00am-5:00pm. We recommend students arrive by 7:45am. 

At this time, decisions around the ongoing pandemic are still being made, regarding whether learning will take place in person or online. Additional information will be shared by Admissions staff closer to the date. 

Transfer Students

Please read the sections on Enrollment Fees, Registration/Enrollment, and First Day of School. Transfer students do not need to take a High School Placement Test or attend Summer Institute. Your first day of school is also September 8th.

Important Documents for Enrollment

    1. Enrollment Packet Checklist
    2. PowerSchool Online Registration Forms (link sent via ECollect at time of admission)
    3. Race and Ethnicity Survey
    4. Affirmation of Legal Residency
    5. Video-Image Release
    6. Physical Exam-Immunization Waiver
    7. State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Exam
    8. Medication Authorization
    9. Counseling Authorization Form