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Enroll at AGC

Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at the Academy for Global Citizenship. Please use the buttons to the left to complete the wait list application form in English or Spanish.


The Academy for Global Citizenship is a free and open-enrollment public school for students living within the City of Chicago. We offer a rigorous and innovative International Baccalaureate programme in grades K-8 as well as a Dual Language Spanish immersion track.  Students applying for kindergarten must be age 5 by September 1st of the year for which they are applying. The Academy for Global Citizenship does not base admission on academic performance. Admission is based on a lottery held each Spring. We welcome students, parents, employees, and community members with disabilities. Our building and programming are fully accessible.

International Baccalaureate Programme

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme is a set of best practices in rigorous, student-centered learning shared among schools in 146 countries around the world. AGC has completed a rigorous process to be authorized to implement the IB Primary Years Programme and are in the authorization process for our Middle Years Programme.  While IB schools are often selective or tuition-based, all students at AGC school enjoy the benefits of the International Baccalaureate Programme.

Dual Language Immersion

All students at the Academy for Global Citizenship receive Spanish language instruction beginning in kindergarten. Students in our Monolingual program learn primarily in English and receive daily Spanish instruction, while students in our Dual Language immersion program learn in Spanish as well as English. The goal of the Dual Language program is bilingualism and biliteracy. Instruction is in both English and Spanish. In Kindergarten, 80% of the instruction is in Spanish and 20% is in English. More English is incorporated each year until the language ratio reaches 50/50 in 3rd grade. AGC offers one Monolingual and one Dual Language classroom per grade level. Students may be admitted into our Dual Language program through an additional lottery.

How to Enroll

Students entering any grade level may submit an Intent to Enroll form with the year they wish to enroll clearly marked. The application is valid only for the marked school year. Complete and accurate applications are due by the designated deadline in order to be entered into the blind public lottery held each spring. Any applications received after the due date will be put on the waitlist compiled after the drawing.

The Intent to Enroll form is available in the main office or by clicking the button above.

Intent to Enroll forms may be submitted to the office in person, by mail, fax, and e-mail and are accepted on an ongoing basis. Applicants will receive written confirmation stating that the application has been received; the reply may take up to three business days. If you do not receive a reply, your application was not received.

On the lottery date, students will be randomly selected for available spaces and for the waitlist. Waitlisted families will be notified if a space becomes available at any point after the lottery.

We are currently accepting applications for several available spots in grades 7 and 8!

The 2018-2019 admissions lottery was held on March 15, 2018. We are now accepting applications for our wait list as well as available spots in Middle School.

AGC's admissions office is located at 4647 W. 47th St. For more information, contact admissions@agcchicago.org or  773.582.1100 ex 10. 

Regular prospective family tours are held on the first Wednesday of the month To schedule a tour, click here.