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Acero Schools

Why Acero Schools?

Why Choose an Acero School?

Acero Schools is a network of 15 tuition-free public charter schools collectively centered around the academic success of our scholars.  With a focus on diversity and equity, we take pride in our Hispanic roots as well as encourage our scholars’ to accept each other's cultures all while embracing their own heritage. We proudly serve close to 7,000 Chicago students annually across nine neighborhoods in the city. Our top-performing schools provide students with the opportunity to not only excel academically but achieve as active members within their communities.


Learn more about why Acero is right for your scholar below and enroll today!

Use these links to learn about enrolling at one of our top-performing Chicago charter schools:

Enroll at an Acero Elementary School
Enroll at an Acero High School


We are a community.

The bonds we share with our students, parents and the entire school community allow us to reach new heights.


We believe in the importance of parent involvement.

That’s why we invite our K-8 parents to attend scholars' Presentations of Learning. High school parents are welcome to attend school conferences where students can discuss their education openly.


We personalize learning to meet the needs of every student.

Using technology and data-driven teaching methods, we ensure that each student is reaching their fullest potential.


We keep culture in education.

We work to teach students in a way that appreciates and honors their culture.


We take pride in our results.

Our scholars go on to attend selective enrollment high schools and prestigious colleges and universities across the country.


Want to learn more about what we do?

Explore our school options below! See where we are located and learn what makes each of us unique.

Click here to contact our enrollment experts with any questions.

Elementary Schools (K-8)
  Brighton Park Elementary School
_(312) 455-5434
  Bartolomé de las Casas Elementary School
_(312) 432-3224
  Sandra Cisneros Elementary School
_(773) 376-8830
  Roberto Clemente Elementary School
_(312) 455-5425
  Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz K-12 School
_(312) 455-5440
  Carlos Fuentes Elementary School
_(773) 279-9826
  Jovita Idár Elementary School
_(312) 455-5450
  Donald J. Marquez Elementary School
_(773) 321-2200
  Octavio Paz Elementary School
_(773) 890-1054

  Esmeralda Santiago Elementary School
_(312) 455-5410
  Tamayo Elementary School
_(773) 434-6355
  PFC Omar E. Torres Elementary School 
_(773) 579-3475
  SPC Daniel Zizumbo Elementary School
_(773) 579-3470
High Schools (9-12)
  Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz K-12 School
_(312) 455-5440
  Mjr. Hector P. García M.D. High School
_(773) 579-3480
  Soto High School
_(312) 455-5446