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.

In-Person Information Sessions & Campus Tours

We offer In-Person Information Session & Tours to provide families and students the opportunity to learn more about Perspectives Charter Schools on a limited, first-come first-served basis. All In-Person Information Sessions begin at 5:30pm on the dates listed below. Led by our school leaders, our presentation will cover the enrollment process, academics, extracurricular activities, student expectations and more.

  • IIT/Math & Science Academy
  • Rodney D. Joslin Campus
  • Perspectives Leadership Campus
    • Middle Academy
    • High School of Technology
    • Leadership Academy

Space is limited. Please RSVP only if you plan to attend. If you RSVP and are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation by emailing enroll@pcsedu.org so that we can open that spot to another interested student.

Applying for next school year


Perspectives is currently accepting applications for the 2022-23 academic school year. The application lottery for students applying to grades 6-8 and 10-12 will be held on Friday, February 18, 2022. Apply at the link below that reflects the grade you are applying for. 

9th grade applicants must establish a GoCPS account to apply. GoCPS applications open on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Please visit go.cps.edu for more information.

Any additional enrollment inquiries can be directed to enroll@pcsedu.org

Incoming 9th Graders Apply through GoCPS

All 9th graders in Chicago who are interested in one of our four Perspectives high schools must apply through the universal GoCPS application system used by all public schools in Chicago. 

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.

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Enrolling for the current 2021-22 School Year


For 9th Grade Students:

Interested 9th Grade students can enroll during the next GoCPS Open Transfer Window:

  • January 28, 2022-February 4, 2022

Outside of this window, 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.

New student enrollments for grades 6-8 and 10-12 are subject to seat availability at the campus of your choice. Please email us at enroll@pcsedu.org to learn more.

Perspectives Charter Schools (PCS) has established the following policy regarding student admissions:

On a predetermined date in February, a public lottery for all grades other than 9th grade, will be held to determine admission to PCS for applications received by a pre-determined deadline at PCS Central Office (1530 S. State St., 2nd floor). All rising 9th graders will be admitted through the GoCPS universal high school application. Applicants are invited to attend the lottery if they choose. The lottery is network-wide and not specific to one PCS campus. Once applicant has been accepted through lottery, they enroll at the campus of their choice based on seat-availability. Seats are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Admission to PCS is based on the applicant successfully completing their previous years’ grade. Rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students must submit transcripts for principal approval prior to enrollment to confirm that proper credits have been earned and student is on-track to graduate on time.

All applications received prior to the established deadline will be eligible for participation in the admissions lottery. Applications received after the lottery will be held on a numbered waitlist until open enrollment begins, depending on offers extended and seat availability.