Enrolling leaders at Perspectives

Perspectives serves grades 6-12

HOW TO ENROLL

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.

Virtual Information Session

We invite you to attend a virtual Information Session to learn more about Perspectives Charter Schools. All Information Sessions begin at 5pm 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: March 2 and April 6
  • Rodney D. Joslin Campus: March 3 and April 7
  • Perspectives Leadership Campus: March 4 and April 8
    • Middle Academy
    • High School of Technology
    • Leadership Academy

Please RSVP here. You will be sent a Zoom link prior to the call.

Applying for next school year

APPLY FOR 2021-2022 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. 

We are currently enrolling for grades 6-8 and 10-12 at all campuses.

Once your application is received, you can enroll your student to hold their seat. Enrollments can be completed via email or by appointment only. In order to complete enrollment via email, applicant must have access to a scanner/printer to complete and submit required documentation.

9th grade applicants must establish a GoCPS account to apply. The GoCPS application deadline has been extended until Friday. January 8th at 11:59pm.

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

Incoming 9th Graders Apply through 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. The GoCPS application deadline has been extended until Friday. January 8th at 11:59pm.

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.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

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 2020-21 School Year

OPEN TRANSFER WINDOWS

For 9th Grade Students:

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

    • 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.

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.