General Education

Chicago Virtual Charter High School


Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

38 S Peoria St
Chicago, IL  60607

(312) 267-4486
CVCS is an online high school. Students complete most of their studies from home or other locations. Students are required to attend their online classes and their required class at the CVCS learning center one day each week

CVCS uses the “K12” online curriculum, combining traditional classroom learning with individualized online learning and providing tools students need to succeed in school and beyond.
Academic Performance
School LevelLevel 2
This is the rating the school district gives to a school about how well they are performing. From highest performing to lowest performing, the possible levels are: Level 1+, Level 1, Level 2+, Level 2, and Level 3.
Freshman On Track64%
This is the percentage of the last 9th grade class that, based on their grades and attendance in 9th grade, is on track to graduate. Whether or not a student is on track during their freshman year is the biggest indicator of whether or not they will graduate from high school on time!
Average SAT Score944
The SAT is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions that students take during their 11th grade year. This piece of information averages together the scores of the last 11th grade class at a school. The CPS average is 951.
Graduation Rates63%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within five years. The average in CPS is 69.9%.
College Enrollment Rates44%
College Readiness38%
This is the percentage of students at a school that scored at least a 21 on the ACT, which demonstrates a higher level of readiness to take college level courses.
School Culture
Student Mobility30%
The percentage of students that transfer in or out of the school during the school year. A higher percentage means that there are more students coming and going. Though it doesn’t tell us why students are transferring in and out, we can imagine that it could feel a little unstable if this is a high percentage.
Student Attendance89%
This is the average daily attendance at the school – on average, what percent of all the students enrolled at the school are in attendance. We don’t know why students may not be attending the school, but if this is a low number it is likely that teachers may have to spend more time reviewing material that absent students miss, making it harder to move forward in a class.
Teacher Attendance(Not Available)
This is the average daily attendance of teachers at the school – on average, what percent of all the teachers employed at the school are in attendance. As a student, it could be more challenging to make academic progress if you regularly have substitutes or don’t get to build a relationship with the teacher.
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities?Neutral
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?Strong
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?Neutral
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement?Weak
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence?Neutral
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school?Strong
School Fit
Avg Class size20
This is the average number of students that is in each classroom. Use your current class as a reference point. Are you comfortable learning and contributing in a class this big? Would you prefer a class that has fewer students or more students?
Total Enrollment682
This tells us the total number of students that attend the school. Use your school as a reference point. Would you like a school that has fewer, more, or about the same number of students in your school?
Black 58.4%
American Indian / Alaskan .14660000000000001%
Asian 6.5979999999999999%
Hispanic 19.899999999999999%
Pacific Islander .29330000000000001%
White 10.9%
Two or More Races 2.2000000000000002%
Black 56.9%
Hispanic 21.3%
White 12.8%
Asian 5.6%
Other 3.5%
Black 56.5%
Hispanic 17.3%
White 15.9%
Asian 6.0%
Other 4.3%
This tells us about the racial and ethnic backgrounds of the students that attend the school. Is it important to you that there is diversity in your high school? Are you more comfortable being around other students that have a similar racial/ethnic background as you?
General Information
School TypeCharter
ProgramsGeneral Education
Application RequirementsStudents are randomly selected by computerized lottery.

How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at
Selections(Not Available)
Grades Served(Not Available)12
Daily ScheduleBecause CVCS is an online school, students set their own schedule as long as they complete all assignments, but are required to work approximately six hours each school day.
Bilingual ServicesYes
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ScholasticAccountingAdvanced LiteratureAdvanced PlacementAdvanced Placement (6)AlgebraAP Art HistoryAP BiologyAP Calculus ABAP Calculus BCAP ChemistryAP Computer Science AAP English Literature and CompositionAP Environmental ScienceAP European HistoryAP MacroeconomicsAP MicroeconomicsAP PsychologyAP StatisticsAP United States HistoryAP US Government and PoliticsAP World HistoryArt HistoryBilingual SupportCareer AcademiesCareer and Technical Education ProgramsChildcare and Early Childhood EducationChinese 1-2College Prep Math and ScienceComprehensive Gifted ProgramCreative WritingCulinary and HospitalityEconomics
Life and LeadershipGlobal Citizen InitiativeMikva ChallengeModel UNService Learning/Community Volunteer ProgramStudent Council/GovernmentStudent Voice
Parents and Community8-9th Grade Transition Workshops
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