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GoCPS Round 2 online application deadline is extended to Sunday, May 6, 2018

Urgent Update, GoCPS Round 2 / Segunda Ronda

The Go CPS Round 2 deadline has been extended to Sunday, May 6 at 11:59pm for online applicants. Paper applications must still be received by CPS’ Office of Access and Enrollment no later than today, May 4th, at 6 pm. La fecha límite para la segunda ronda de solicitudes ha sido extendida hasta el domingo, 6 de mayo a las 11:59 de la noche para solicitantes por internet. Solicitudes en papel aún deben ser entregadas a la oficina de acceso y matriculación de CPS antes de las 6 de la tarde hoy viernes, 4 de mayo.

Welcome to Acero

Dear Parents and Families,
Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year.  As we begin this new year, we also begin a new chapter in the history of our organization as we become Acero Schools with the start of the school year on Aug. 14.
Acero means “steel” in Spanish – it evokes strength, resilience, and the enduring impact that this maturing collective of high-performing charter schools, outstanding educators and professionals, and inspiring alums, students and families embody.
We are excited about this name change and the chance to forge a new identity – one that charts our future, not our past.  We began as one school serving one community and have grown into a respected network of 15 schools, serving multiple communities across Chicago. The new name honors our roots within the Latino community, recognizes the strong foundation that has been built over nearly two decades, and fortifies the network so that it can continue to reach even higher.
Our new name also helps dispel any confusion over former affiliations.
Although we are turning the page on UCSN, our story doesn’t end here.  We will move forward as Acero Schools with the same commitment to high-quality education and a mission dedicated to transforming minds and launching the next generation of extraordinary life-long learners, discerners and doers. Thank you for your dedication, passion and your partnership as we write the next chapter.
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Calendar and Events

  • 1998 Year Established
  • 15 # of schools
  • 7500 # of students
  • 96% Average Attendance