How To Enroll

Important Announcements

We are so pleased that you have chosen CVCS for your child's education. CVCS is unique! We are the only public education option in the city of Chicago that seeks to educate children through a strong child-parent-teacher partnership through a blended education model. Enrollment is limited to just 680 students. The number of applications received has exceeded the total number of seats available. CVCS conducted a lottery to determine initial seat offers. The lottery was held on Friday, April 13, 2018. There is now a waitlist for students who were not chosen for a seat at that time.

Please apply at Chicago Virtual Charter School Enrollment Waitlist Application for School Year 2018-2019 to be placed on the waitlist. Please direct inquiries to for additional support.

Students who are applying for 9th grade will need to submit an application at:

Students who are awarded a seat offer will have to become fully compliant before approval.

Eligibility Requirements

Please ensure you meet the following eligibility requirements for enrolling in the Chicago Virtual Charter School before contacting CVCS at

  • Currently reside within the Chicago city limits
  • For kindergartners, students must be five years old by September 1 of the upcoming year in order to enroll.

Discrimination Policy

Chicago Charter Public School acknowledges its ethical and statutory responsibility to afford equal treatment and equal opportunity to all persons, and thus complies with all applicable laws and directives which promulgate nondiscrimination and equality of opportunity. In keeping with the spirit and letter of the law, Chicago Charter Public School prohibits discrimination against its employees, students, and applicants based on race, gender, religion, age, national ancestry of origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, sources of income, military discharge status, or other impermissible reason; sexual harassment is also prohibited. Chicago Charter Public School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs. Chicago Charter Public School also bars retaliation against an employee, students, or applicant who files a complaint of discrimination against the administration and/or faculty members. Optional data will only be used for statistical purposes.