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Apply to an Acero Elementary School

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

Applications for the 2021-22 school year are now open!

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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 2021-2022 school year.

 

Acero Schools 2021-22 Application

* Please make sure you are selecting the correct school year: 2021-22

 

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. Please call ahead to your preferred school to set up an application appointment with social distancing and sanitization guidelines in practice. Click here for a directory of school addresses and phone numbers.
 
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, 2021. 

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 2021-22 school year will be held on March 10, 2021, at Acero Victoria Soto High School at 5:30pm.

Online applications must be completed by 11:59pm and paper applications marked received by 3:00pm on February 26, 2021 to be included in the lottery.

All applications received after the February 26 deadline will be placed into open seats or waitlist positions on a first-come, first-served basis through the start of the 2021-22 school year.

Applicants will receive detailed communications via email, text and US mail concerning the status of their application and next-steps regarding registration and/or their waitlist status beginning March 24, 2021.

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 are part of the March 10 lottery will receive detailed communications via email, text and US mail concerning the status of their application and next-steps regarding registration and/or their waitlist status beginning March 24, 2021.


Individuals submitting applications after February 26, 2021 will receive notifications beginning April 5 via phone, email, text, and 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