As part of the largest-ever program expansion in district schools, a number of CPS schools were awarded new Fine & Performing Arts and STEAM program distinctions beginning in SY19-20.

CPS is providing all incubating schools (also including STEM, IB, Dual Language, World Language, Personalized Learning, and Gifted schools) significant investments over the next six years to support staffing, training, learning resources, and other elements needed to ensure programs are successfully implemented. For more information on Fine & Performing Arts School supports, click here.

YEAR 1 INCUBATING SCHOOL COHORT (incubation kickoff SY19-20)
YEAR 2 INCUBATING SCHOOL COHORT (incubation kickoff SY20-21)

All schools listed are magnet cluster schools unless otherwise indicated.

Read more about the CPS program focus expansion effort:

Chicago Public Schools Announces $18 Million Investment in High-Quality Academic Programming at 22 Schools Across the City (June 11, 2020)

Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools Announce Largest-Ever Academic Program Expansion (March 19, 2019)