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Apply to an Acero Elementary School

If you are interested in applying to an Acero high school please, click here.

Spaces are still available for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. If you would like to enroll, please fill out the application that is linked below!

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Apply to an Acero Elementary School

 

 

Find answers below to "Elementary School Application– FAQs"

 

How do I apply?

Applications can be completed online, on paper on in-school. For all applications, rank your school selection with #1 being your highest preference; at least one school must be selected. Only one application should be submitted per family.

 

Click the link below to begin your online application for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

Acero Schools 2020-21 Application

 

Note: Please click on the link at the top of the page to change the application language to Spanish.

Image of SchoolMint application demonstrating where to drop down menu to select a Spanish language application

 

If you prefer to submit a paper application, please download it below, print and submit to your nearest Acero school. Fill out the application in blue or black ink.

You may also visit your nearest Acero school to complete the application process. All Acero Schools campus locations are open to the public Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m with social distancing and sanitization guidelines in practice.

If you require further assistance with your application, please call 312-637-3900, or contact the enrollment team staff member of your preferred school:
 
Acero Campus Enrollment Staff Member Cell Phone Number
Brighton Park, Marquez, Tamayo Araceli Lara 312.515.4192
Cisneros, Casas Maria "Lupe" Orozco 312.350.9765
Cruz, Santiago Elizabeth Pulido 312.342.4657
Clemente, Fuentes Brian Ortega 872.202.4964
Idar, Paz Cintia Cruz 312.307.7698
Garcia, Soto Ivette Esparza 312.282.5231
Torres, Zizumbo Jesse A. Simental 312.480.7083
 

What are the requirements to attend an Acero elementary school?

Applicants must reside in the City of Chicago. Applicants applying for Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020. 

How does the lottery work?

Acero Schools hosts an annual lottery to determine enrollment for grades K-8 for the upcoming school year. During the K-8 lottery, applicants are chosen at random for all available K- 8 seats.

The lottery for the 2020-21 school year was held on March 11, 2020, at Acero Victoria Soto High School. Applications received by the February 28 deadline were included in the lottery.

All applications received after February 28 will be placed into open seats or waitlist positions on a first-come, first-served basis through the start of the 2020-21 school year. There is still time to enroll!

Applicants are given priority, if applicable, in the following order: if they have siblings enrolled at the school, were previously enrolled at an Acero school or meet neighborhood boundary requirements if applicable (specific to applicants for Clemente, Fuentes and Tamayo).

 

How will I know if my student has been seated or waitlisted after I apply?

Applicants who were part of the March 11 lottery were notified by email, phone, text message and/or US mail. Lottery notifications were distributed on April 3.


Individuals submitting applications after February 28 will receive notifications beginning April 13 via phone, email, text, or US mail.


If a seat becomes available and your child is next on the waitlist, you will receive a phone call, text or email requesting that you accept or decline the seat within 48 hours. Applicants who fail to accept or decline within 48 hours will be moved to the end of the waitlist.

 

My student was seated at an Acero elementary school. What do I do next?

Congratulations! Please be sure to accept your offer. You will shortly thereafter receive information about registration and other required information. You will be required to complete student registration by a date that will be provided to you.

 

For more information about registration, click here.

 

Can I schedule a tour to visit the elementary school I’m interested in?

Not at this moment. We strongly encourage you to explore the school you are interested in via their website. CLICK HERE for a directory of links, videos and social media channels for each of our schools.

 

Where can I find more information about Acero Elementary schools?

We encourage you to explore school websites, Facebook pages, and informational Youtube videos. Click here for a directory of links.

 

I have more questions about schools, applications or enrollment.

 

You may reach Acero Schools Central Office at (312) 637-3900 or your contact preferred schools' enrollment staff member:

 

Acero Campus Enrollment Staff Member Cell Phone Number
Brighton Park, Marquez, Tamayo Araceli Lara 312.515.4192
Cisneros, Casas Maria "Lupe" Orozco 312.350.9765
Cruz, Santiago Elizabeth Pulido 312.342.4657
Clemente, Fuentes Brian Ortega 872.202.4964
Idar, Paz Cintia Cruz 312.307.7698
Garcia, Soto Ivette Esparza 312.282.5231
Torres, Zizumbo Jesse A. Simental 312.480.7083