Thank you for your interest in attending Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria Charter Schools. Our schools nurture academic, social, and emotional growth in Chicago students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade. We invite you to contact us at any point with questions or comments about the application process.
*Catalyst is a public charter school open to all Chicago students. We serve all students regardless of their race, ethnicity, ancestry, country of origin, language spoken, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, academic ability or need for special educations services. We believe all children can learn and we take an individualized approach to each student’s development.*
The deadline for applications to be included in Catalyst Maria Charter School's 2017-2018 lottery is Friday, February 10, 2017. The Catalyst Maria lottery for Kindergarten-12th Grade is Tuesday February 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM.
The deadline for applications to be included in Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School's 2017-2018 lottery is Monday March 20, 2017. The Catalyst Circle Rock lottery for Kindergarten-8th Grade is Friday March 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM.
The lotteries are held at each school and are open to the public.
Applications are still accepted after the lottery, and scholars will either begin the enrollment process if a seat at the desired grade level is available or will be added to the waiting list for the desired grade.
Catalyst gives siblings preference in the enrollment process- an eligible sibling is defined as a biological or legally adopted brother or sister residing in the same household as a student currently enrolled at each respective campus (for example, for sibling preference at Circle Rock the sibling must already attend Catalyst Circle Rock). Cousins, nieces, nephews and unrelated children sharing an address with the applicant are not considered siblings.
The Catalyst applications are available at each school's ADMISSIONS section of the website and at each campus. We are hopeful your family will join the Catalyst communities in 2017-2018!