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Acero Schools

Why Acero Schools?

Why Choose an Acero School?


Thank you for taking the time to consider an Acero school. We take great pride in each of our schools' community, diversity and achievements. Here’s a little more about what we stand for:





Our Mission

Transforming minds through academic empowerment and success.


Our Vision

Provide educational opportunities that will launch the next generation of extraordinary life-long learners, discerners and doers.


Our Values

At Acero Schools, we are what we believe:

Achievement – We set goals and do what it takes to achieve them.

Community – We contribute to, respect and serve in our communities.

Equity – We respect and value the unique backgrounds of each scholar, family, caregiver and staff member and elevate the communities we serve.

Resilience – We learn and grow through adversity and challenges.

Optimism – We believe in our ability to create the future we envision.




We are Acero! ¡Somos Acero!


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 welcomed 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.


Ready to enroll?

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 


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.

Contact us with any questions you may have by calling 312-637-3900 or contacting the school directly.

Elementary Schools (K-8)
  Brighton Park Elementary School
_(312) 455-5434
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  Bartolomé de las Casas Elementary School
_(312) 432-3224
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  Sandra Cisneros Elementary School
_(773) 376-8830
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  Roberto Clemente Elementary School
_(312) 455-5425
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  Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz K-12 School
_(312) 455-5440
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  Carlos Fuentes Elementary School
_(773) 279-9826
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  Jovita Idár Elementary School
_(312) 455-5450
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  Donald J. Marquez Elementary School
_(773) 321-2200
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  Octavio Paz Elementary School
_(773) 890-1054
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  Esmeralda Santiago Elementary School
_(312) 455-5410
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  Tamayo Elementary School
_(773) 434-6355
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  PFC Omar E. Torres Elementary School 
_(773) 579-3475
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  SPC Daniel Zizumbo Elementary School
_(773) 579-3470
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High Schools (9-12)
  Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz K-12 School
_(312) 455-5440
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  Mjr. Hector P. García M.D. High School
_(773) 579-3480
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  Soto High School
_(312) 455-5446
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