Day of Action for Equitable Funding
Thursday, May 26th at 12PM ​

(Buses leave ​Lane Tech​ @ 7:00 am​
2501 W Addison St Chicago IL 60618​)​
State Capitol Rotunda, Springfield, IL

20% for 20% Funding Parent Letter

2016-2017 Preschool Registration

The new application for early learning programs is coming soon! As a part of a city-wide effort to improve the preschool enrollment process, this year you may apply online for preschool programs offered by Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS). This application process applies to children who are 3 or 4 years old prior to September 1, 2016.

Two ways to apply!

Early Bird Applications Begin May 16: You can submit an application for any of the City's 600+ preschool sites online at or by completing a paper application at select local libraries or CPS offices (listed below). Applications collected between May 16 and June 10 are processed for placement together; earlier submissions do not guarantee priority.

Don't have access to a computer? Applications can be submitted from any web-enabled device.

On May 16, the following sites will open for parents or families that need assistance completing an application.
> Brighton Park Library (4313 S. Archer Avenue)
> Colman – CPS Central Office (4655 S. Dearborn Street)
> Harold Washington Library Center (400 S. State Street)
> Humboldt Park Library (1605 N. Troy Street)
> Legler Library (115 S. Pulaski Road)
> Northtown Library (6435 N. California Avenue)
> Roden Library (6083 N. Northwest Highway)
> Vodak-East Side Library (3710 E. 106th Street)
> Woodson Regional Library (9525 S. Halsted Street)

Starting June 13: Parents who applied during the Early Bird period will receive notice of their preliminary placements (via email and USPS). Parents can also continue to apply for programs online or in person. Applications received after June 13 will receive immediate notice of their preliminary placement. Applications will be collected and placed throughout the summer.

Questions? Additional information, including a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) guide will be posted on

To arrange a school tour, please contact
Ms. Hegwood at 535-0661.
School tours will not be conducted during state and local assessment dates. 

2016-2017 Registration

For the 2016-2017 school year; our kindergarten registration will begin Monday, April 25, 2016 through Friday, May 27, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If you live in Carnegie's attendance boundaries and have a child who is turning 5 on or before September 1, 2016?  Then they’re eligible to attend Kindergarten at Carnegie in the Fall.  Only students residing in the Carnegie's attendance boundaries can be enrolled.  To check to see if you are within the boundaries, please visit the CPS school locator and put in your home address:  

Registration Documents 

The parent, legal guardian, or temporary custodian of any elementary age child enrolling in a Chicago public school is required to submit proof of age and required medical records to the school.

Proof of age
Includes, but is not limited to, any ONE of the documents listed below:

Child's birth certificate
Child'sbaptismal record
Court documents
Medical records

Proof of current address: Includes, but is not limited to, any TWO of the documents listed below:

Current utility bill
Illinois driver's license or State of Illinois identification card
Employee identification number
MediPlan/Medicaid card
Court documents
Illinois Department of Public Aid card
Stamped United States Post Office change of address form
Illinois state aid check/social security check

Health requirements:
Children are encouraged to submit their required immunizations and physicals prior to the start of the school year and no later than October 15 of the current school or they will face expulsion from school.

Physical examination requirements

Immunization requirements:

Diptheria, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Tetanus (DTP/Td)
Inactivated Polio
Hepatitis B
Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Haemophillus Influenza, Type B (HIB)

Please be advised that our school hours are from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Students are not to arrive before 8:30 a.m. There is no supervision before 8:30 a.m. and students will not be permitted in the building.

Please, consider the safety and well being of your child and DO NOT drop-off your child prior to 8:30 a.m. These are very busy times and safety is our utmost priority.

Located in the Woodlawn community, Carnegie strives for academic success for all students. Academic programs include:

  • Regional Gifted Center (grades K-5)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme
    (grades 6-8).
  • Traditional Neighborhood program Pre- Kindergarten to 8th grade.

Reminder to parents who are dropping off and picking up students before and after school; Please be mindful of others and help to keep traffic moving by being courteous and not blocking traffic as you let your child/ren out of the car, or stopping to allow them to get in after school. Also, be aware that the school busses need to park so that drivers can let children off and after school they need to come into the building to pick them up after school. With all of us working together, we can keep traffic flowing smoothly.

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To access the iReady Reading & Mathematics web-based curriculum, follow these simple steps:

• iReady website address:

• Username:  Student ID number

• Password:   carnegie

• State:  Illinois