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Apply to an Acero Elementary School

For the current school year (2019-20)
Acero Schools will continue to accept elementary school applications for the current school year on a space-available basis until February 28, 2020. Please click on the following links to access an application for the current school year. Complete the application and return it to your preferred Acero School.

High school: Click here.

Elementary school applications for the 2020-21 school year are being accepted now!

 

Apply to an Acero Elementary School

 

 

Elementary School Application– FAQ

How do I apply?

What are the requirements to attend an Acero elementary school?

How does the lottery work?

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

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

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

Where can I find more information about Acero elementary schools?

I have more questions about schools, applications or enrollment.

 

 

How do I apply?

Applications can be completed online or on paper. 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 2020-2021 school year.

 

Acero Schools 2020-21 Lottery 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. If you need assistance, visit your nearest Acero school to complete the application process.

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.

 
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).
 
The lottery for the 2020-21 school year will be held on March 11, 2020. Applications received by the February 28 deadline will be 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.
 

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

Applicants who were part of the March 11 lottery will be notified by email, phone, text message or US mail. Lottery notifications will be distributed on March 27.


Individuals submitting applications after February 28 will begin to 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?

Yes, we gladly welcome visitors to our schools. You may schedule a tour by emailing schooltours@aceroschools.org or contacting the school directly.

 

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.

Please reach out to the school you are interested in directly. For any additional questions, you may reach Acero Schools Central office at (312) 637-3900.