Enrolling leaders at Perspectives

Perspectives serves grades 6-12


Perspectives schools are
public and non-selective.

You can contact the Perspectives Enrollment office at any time. Simply, email enroll@pcsedu.org, or call  (773) 358-6141.

Perspectives has 5 schools located in three campuses. They are located in Chicago’s Southside neighborhoods of Bronzeville, South Loop, and now a new campus at 8522 S. Lafayette . Students must reside within Chicago’s city limits to enroll.

Enrolling for the current 2020-21 School Year


For 9th Grade Students:

9th Grade students can enroll during the GoCPS Open Transfer Windows:

    • November 6, 2020 – November 13, 2020
    • February 5, 2021 – February 12, 2021
    • April 16, 2021 – April 23, 2021

Outside of those windows, interested 9th grade students can email enroll@pcsedu.org and request to be added to the campus waitlist until the transfer window opens. Please include the Perspectives campus where you want to enroll your 9th grade student.

For students in grades 6-8 and 10-12:

We are currently enrolling for all grades at all campuses, pending seat availability upon inquiry. Please email enroll@pcsedu.org with student’s grade and the campus you are interested in.

All enrollments for the current school year can be completed via email or by appointment only. In order to complete enrollment via email, applicant must have access to a scanner/printer in order to complete and submit required documentation.

All enrollment inquiries should be directed to enroll@pcsedu.org.

Applying for next school year


Perspectives is currently accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year. Apply at the link below that reflects the grade you are applying for. 

9th grade applicants must establish a GoCPS account to apply. The deadline to apply for the 2021-22 school year is December 11, 2020 and results will be made available in spring 2021.

For grades 6-8 and 10-12, the application lottery will take place on February 12, 2021. Applications received after the deadline will still be accepted. Seats are on a first come, first serve basis.

We are now part of GoCPS

All enrolling 9th graders in Chicago must apply through the new universal GoCPS enrollment system used by all public schools in Chicago. Therefore, all interested 9th graders must apply to a Perspectives high school via GoCPS.

We know you may have questions about GoCPS or about enrolling at Perspectives in general, which is why we’re here to help. You can send us an email at enroll@pcsedu.org or call (773) 358-6141 and we’ll respond to you as soon as possible.


Proof of grades

Incoming 6-9th grade students:
Most recent report card

Incoming 10th – 12th grade students:
Current transcripts which must be approved prior to enrollment.

Proof of guardianship

Student’s birth certificate

Legal guardianship documents (if applicable)

Proof of residency

Valid parent/guardian State ID or Driver’s License

Current bill (gas, light, phone, cable)

IEP/504 plan (if applicable)

All documents must be submitted at the time of enrollment. Enrollment holds the seat at the campus you choose, as long as seats are available. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Enrichment Fee

Student enrichment fees are $265 annually and cover additional remote learning resources, select online after-school programs, Perspectives athletics programs, and improvements to our grab & go meal distribution procedures at each campus.

Click here to pay school fees.

Contact Us:

Due to COVID-19, all future Information Sessions will be hosted online.

We invite you to attend a virtual Information Session for one or more Perspectives campuses! Led by school leaders, our presentation will cover the enrollment process, academics, extracurricular activities, student expectations and more. 

Please RSVP to the session(s) you would like to attend here. You will be sent a Zoom link prior to the call.

9th Grade GoCPS Drop-In, Q&A Hour
  • Tuesday, October 27 | 11:30am -12:30pm
  • Tuesday, November 10 | 10:00am – 11:00am
  • Monday, November 23 | 11:00am – 12:00pm
Perspectives/IIT Math & Science Academy
  • Wednesday, November 4 | 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Wednesday, November 18 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 9 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Perspectives Rodney D. Joslin Campus 
  • Thursday, November 5 | 10:30am – 11:30 am
  • Thursday, November 19 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Thursday, December 10 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Perspectives Leadership Campus 

Perspectives High School of Technology | Leadership Academy | Middle School

Serving Grades 6-12

  • Tuesday, November 3 | 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Tuesday, November 17 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, December 8 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm