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 enroll@pcsedu.org or calling (773) 358-6141.

How to Enroll

Campus enrollment hours are Monday-Friday from 9am-2pm. We also offer monthly Information Sessions at each campus where you can meet school leadership, learn more about the campus and take a tour. All Information Sessions begin promptly at 5:30pm.

Please see below for upcoming Information Sessions with links to RSVP if you plan to attend:

Perspectives/IIT Math & Science Academy | 3663 S. Wabash Ave.

Grades 7-12

Tuesday, November 29th: RSVP Here

Perspectives Leadership Campus | 8522 S. Lafayette St.

Grades 6-12

Wednesday, November 30th: RSVP Here

Perspectives Rodney D. Joslin Campus | 1930 S. Archer Ave.

Grades 6-12

Thursday, December 1st: RSVP Here

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.

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.

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Enrolling for the current 2022-23 School Year

OPEN TRANSFER WINDOWS

Families interested in enrolling students in grades 6-8 and grades 10-12 can email enroll@pcsedu.org to find out about seat availability and the enrollment process.

Current 9th grade students can only transfer into a Perspectives high school during the next GoCPS Open Transfer Window, pending 9th grade seat availability. The next Open Transfer Window begins on Thursday, October 20th.

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.