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Apply to an Acero High School

Acero high schools are committed to both academic preparation and graduate success. We do so through a dynamic high school environment deeply entrenched in fostering a college-going culture.



Acero Schools participates in GoCPS administered by Chicago Public Schools (CPS) for high school enrollment. You may learn more about GoCPS by visiting for additional details regarding this process. Visit for the latest information. The GoCPS application deadline has been extended through Dec. 8! 


In select situations, we may be able to accept high school transfers.


Please feel free to contact our high school enrollment staff directly for more information about enrollment or transfers:

Acero Campus Enrollment Staff Member Cell Phone Number
Cruz, Garcia, Soto Ivette Esparza 312.282.5231


You may also visit any Acero high school for assistance with completing the application process. Please call ahead to your preferred school to set up an application appointment. Click here for a directory of school addresses and phone numbers.



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Find answers below to "High School Application– FAQs"

Students apply for high school through the GoCPS process. The details of this process can be found on the GoCPS website.


Please find a detailed application guide for GoCPS below.


English Application Guide

Spanish Application Guide

Families interested in grades 10-12 may apply by reaching out to their preferred high school or by contacting the enrollment staff listed at the top of this page.

Applicants must reside in the City of Chicago. If a student is found to be admitted using a false address, this could result in disenrollment. Otherwise, there are no admission requirements and students are seated through a student selection and lottery process administered by GoCPS.


GoCPS Round 1 results are typically released in January. Check for further updates.

Not at this moment. We strongly encourage you to explore the school you are interested in via their website, social media channels, and YouTube videos. Please find our respective high school links below.

For more information about Cruz, Garcia and Soto, we encourage you to explore their school websites, Facebook pages, and informational Youtube videos using the links below.


  Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz K-12 School
_(312) 455-5440


  Mjr. Hector P. García M.D. High School
_(773) 579-3480
  Victoria Soto High School
_(312) 455-5446

If you have any further questions, contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060 (press “3” when prompted) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email [email protected].

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


Acero Campus Enrollment Staff Member Cell Phone Number
Cruz 9-12, Garcia, Soto Ivette Esparza 312.282.5231