Enrolling leaders at Perspectives
About Perspectives Charter Schools
We are a network of five open-enrollment public charter schools serving students in grades 6-12. Our campuses are located in Bronzeville, South Loop, and Chatham. Students must reside within Chicago’s city limits to enroll.
Perspectives Charter Schools enrolls new students on a first-come first-served basis depending on seat availability. To find out seat availability, you can contact the Perspectives Enrollment office by emailing email@example.com or calling (773) 358-6141.
Perspectives is not currently enrolling new students for the 2023-24 school year. If you are interested in adding your student to our waitlist, please contact Tracy Fletcher at 773-358-6141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incoming 9th Graders Apply through GoCPS
All 9th grade students in the city of 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.
Please visit the GoCPS website for important information about the application process and important dates.
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.
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.
Online Illinois State Board of Education Notification of Intent to Homeschool:
As of January 6, 2023, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is no longer accepting homeschool registration forms through email or by physical mail. The CPS Homeschooling website has been updated to reflect the new online Illinois State Board of Education Notification of Intent to Homeschool form. The requested CPS Documents remain the same (Statement of Assurance and Letter).