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

CPS is providing all incubating schools (also including STEM, IB, Dual Language, World Language, Personalized Learning, and Gifted schools) significant investments to support staffing, training, learning resources, and other elements needed to ensure programs are successfully implemented.Learn more about Fine & Performing Arts School supports.

COHORT 3 INCUBATING SCHOOLS (incubation kickoff SY21-22)
COHORT 2 INCUBATING SCHOOLS (incubation kickoff SY20-21)
COHORT 1 INCUBATING SCHOOLS (incubation kickoff SY19-20)

All schools listed are magnet cluster schools unless otherwise indicated.

Read more about the CPS program focus expansion effort:

Chicago Public Schools Announces $7.5 Million Investment in High-Quality Academic Programming at 7 Schools Across the City (May 7, 2021)

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)