Admitted Student Info


Please read through all of the information below and check back for updates. 

Admitted Students

Offers will be sent out on March 27th. Deadline to respond is April 22nd. If you do not accept or decline your offer on April 22nd, the offer will expire and cannot be restored. 

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.

Enrollment Packets

Enrollment packets will be distributed to admitted student families. The enrollment packet is an online form with additional documents, all linked below, that need to be submitted in person. If you have not received your packet or the link to the online form, please contact the Admissions Office.

Enrollment packets are to be turned in during Registration. Details will be posted below.

High School Placement Test

High School Placement Testing is mandatory for all admitted Freshmen. The next testing date will be May 9th, pending any additional school closings. If you have a solid conflict with the date, please contact the admissions office by phone (773-534-9718) or email (admissions@) as soon as possible.

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 on May 9th, during High School Placement Testing. During this time, all available enrollment packet documents are to be turned in. All missing documents and enrollment fees are due during Summer Institute in August. 

If you have solid conflicts with the date, please contact the admissions office by phone (773-534-9718) or email (admissions@).

Summer Institute

Summer Institute is a mandatory 3-day orientation to prepare freshmen for ChiArts. SI will take place August 10-12 from 9am-4pm.

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

First Day of School

The first day of school for ChiArts students is August 17th! This will begin the full school schedule, 8:00am-5:00pm. We recommend students arrive by 7:45am. 

Transfer Students

Please read the sections on Enrollment Packets, Enrollment Fees, and Registration. Transfer students do not need to take a High School Placement Test or attend Summer Institute. Your first day of school is also August 17th.

Important Documents for Enrollment

    1. Enrollment Packet Checklist
    2. Student-Parent Information, Online Form (site under construction)
    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