Admitted Student Info


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR INCOMING 9TH GRADE CLASS! Please read through all of the sections below and check back regularly for the most up-to-date information. 

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Admitted Students

Round 1 offers will be released via the GoCPS website at 5pm on Friday, March 18th.

Confirm your decision via your SchoolMint account on Please accept or deny your offer no later than Friday, April 1st at 5:00pm. Responses received after April 1st at 5:00pm cannot be accepted by ChiArts or the CPS Office of Access and Enrollment.

The Round 1 Waitlist will open on April 6th. 

The Round 2 application will open on June 1st and will remain open on a rolling basis throughout the summer. Student can apply to join the waitlist of a qualifying conservatory if they meet the academic eligibility requirements (24th percentile in math and reading on the High School Admissions Test). If you have any questions regarding the application process, please visit the GoCPS website or contact one of their representatives at 773-553-2060 or 


ChiArts Student & Parent Handbook

Academic Scope and Sequence 

Conservatory Overviews and Course Descriptions

High School Placement Test

High School Placement Testing will be taking place May 21st, 2022. Specific times for each student will be emailed out after all offers have been accepted.  

Enrollment Fees

The enrollment fee of $300* is due prior to 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.

*Fee amount is subject to change.


Enrollment will take place exclusively online, and is to be completed by July 15th. Incomplete online registration will result in a delay in release of your student’s schedule. Links to enrollment forms have been sent out. If you have not received information regarding enrollment, please reach out to

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 in August to prepare freshmen for ChiArts. This year, Summer Institute will take place August 17th-19th. These days traditionally run from 9am-4pm. 

First Day of School

The first day of school will be August 22nd. Our calendar will align with the CPS school calendar for the remainder of the year.