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It IS easy being green!

This month, as we examine Distinctive Schools’ Core Commitment of Ethics & Integrity, we look at a school community that has clearly moved from environmental awareness to action. At CICS Irving Park, the students and parents prove that we can be the change that we see. Full story...

Just a walk in the PARCC

Everyone was talking about it, is still talking about it, and it is sure to be discussed and debated well into the future. On Monday, March 9, all Distinctive Schools students in 3rd through 8th grades were among the first students in the nation to get a glimpse of the oft-debated Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, assessment. Full story...

Dean Kephart to lead expansion in Minnesota

Distinctive Schools has named Dean Kephart its Executive Director for Minnesota.

In this role, Mr. Kephart will lead the organization’s expansion in the state, working with community and civic leaders to ensure the success of Distinctive Schools campuses and students.

Full story...

Parent Profile: Mr. & Mrs. Martin

This month, we interview Adrian and Carl Martin, whose children Carl, Jr. and Cody attend CICS West Belden.

The Martins describe how they support their children's education. Full interview...

News from the schools...

CICS Bucktown kindergartners take an Earth Day walk.

CICS Irving Park kids transplant seedlings to their campus garden. 

CICS Jackson builds a community garden

CICS Prairie students unite to beautify their campus.

CICS West Belden students drive school recycling program