CICS Northtown Academy

Chicago International Charter School (CICS) – Northtown Academy is a 4–year charter high school in the North Park neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. The school is administered by Civitas Schools. The school is located at the intersection of Pulaski Road and Peterson Avenue and the school’s address is 3900 West Peterson Avenue.

Located on Chicago’s Northwest side, CICS Northtown Academy is a college preparatory high school dedicated to offering students a rigorous college preparatory education where our students demonstrate the intellectual skills, the cultural competence, the belief in self, and the engagement in community necessary for success in school, college, the workplace and life.

Founded in 2002, its primary goal is to educate 9th to 12th grade students for college. Its athletics include baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, track sports, and volleyball. It has a variety of other extra-curricular activities including a student council, a National Honors Society, an Asian Student Alliance club, a sound club, and a Latin Dance club.

On April 3, 2009 teachers at Northtown, in conjunction with their colleagues at the two other Civitas Schools campuses, filed Authorization for Representation cards with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board to be the first charter teachers in Chicago to be represented by a union, the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers & Staff.