Dedicated to Promoting Academic and Social Excellence
Chicago Academy High School works diligently to provide our students with a strong foundation for success as they strive for greatness. The CAHS staff is trained to deliver rigorous academic instruction and create a positive culture and climate.
OneGoal is an innovative college persistence program working to make college graduation possible for all students. As the country's only teacher-led college persistence organization, we identify, train and support our nation's most effective teachers to lead high school students to reach their full potential and graduate from college.
Service learning at CPS is different from volunteering. SL is tied to something a student is learning in one of her classes that year, and so can only be earned by working with one of his or her classroom teachers. To meet the service learning graduation requirement, students now need 3 complete projects in place of the 40 total hours.
National Honor Society
Service, Scholarship, Leadership, and Character –The Cougar Way.
Enrolling Your Child at CAHS
Chicago Academy High School is committed to providing academic and social excellence in a positive and supportive culture to produce productive citizens prepared for a global society. If you would like your child to be a part of this learning community, please follow the steps below.
Freshmen applications for the 2017-2018 school year are no longer being accepted at this time. Thank you for your interest.
Typically CPS students are admitted to local high schools based on their address. CAHS is different from these neighborhood area high schools, in that we do not have a specific attendance area boundary. These area schools will have a Local School Council, but CAHS has no LSC. As an AUSL school, CAHS admits students based on the following points: First- Approved AUSL grade school students have first priority to be admitted to AUSL high schools. Second - Siblings of currently enrolled CAHS students are the second category to be admitted. Third - For any spaces that remain open, priority is given to those who reside closest to the school, ensuring for a diverse student population.
Transfer opportunities are available for 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades. The transfer application for the 2017-18 school year can be found here: