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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 waiting list application. Gracias por su interés en la Academia para la Ciudadanía Global. Por favor, utilice los botones de la izquierda para completar la solicitud de inscripción.

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. AGC offers a Monolingual program as well as the opportunity to participate in a Dual Language program. 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.

How to Enroll

To apply for admission through our lottery, complete an Intent to Enroll form online or in our admissions office. 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.

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. For more information about how our lottery is conducted, please click the link to review our lottery policy.

The 2019-2020 admissions lottery was held on March 21st, 2019. The deadline to complete an Intent to Enroll form passed on March 1st.  We are now accepting applications for our waiting list. AGC's admissions office is located at 4647 W. 47th St. For more information, contact or  773.582.1100 ex 10.  Prospective family tours are held on the first Wednesday of the month. To schedule a tour, click here.