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 email@example.com, 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: Thursday, August 5th – RSVP Here
- Rodney D. Joslin Campus: Wednesday, August 4th – RSVP Here
- Perspectives Leadership Campus: Tuesday, August 3rd – RSVP Here
- Middle Academy
- High School of Technology
- Leadership Academy
You will be sent a Zoom link prior to the call.
In-Person Information Session & Tours
We are now offering 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 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:
- Rodney D. Joslin Campus:
- Perspectives Leadership Campus:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can open that spot to another interested student.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.