CPS Websites for Parent & Student Resources

We’re providing a general list of useful Chicago Public School websites and free educational resources offered through Chicago Public Schools district. ***Please check with your child’s individual school as well, as they may subscribe to additional services and websites at the school level***

CPS Home : http://cps.edu/Pages/home.aspx


CPS District Calendar: http://cps.edu/Pages/DistrictCalendar.aspx


CPS Blog: http://blog.cps.edu/


CPS Enrollment Process: http://cps.edu/Schools/Enroll_in_a_school/Pages/Enrollinaschool.aspx

Information on how to apply to and enroll in a CPS school


CPS Parent Portal: https://parent.cps.k12.il.us/pc/default.aspx

Check your student’s grades and attendance


CPS Student Portal: http://cps.edu/Pages/studentresources.aspx

Students can monitor their acedemic performance online


Common Core Standards: http://cps.edu/commoncore/Pages/commoncore.aspx

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) describe what students are expected to learn at every grade level in order to be prepared for success in college and careers. Adopted by 46 states, including Illinois, CCSS is designed to be relevant to the real world and help students succeed in a global economy.

Chicago Public Schools began the transition to CCSS in 2011-12 and will fully implement in the 2014-15 school year, when the state assessment will also be aligned to assess CCSS


CPS Assessment information: http://cps.edu/SchoolData/Pages/Assessment.aspx

Learn about the various standardized tests CPS uses for assessments


CPS SOAR Vitual Library: https://library.cps.edu/index.php?loc_id=1

The CPS SOAR Virtual Library provides a wealth of digital resources to support teaching and learning. These resources are available to all CPS students from home and school. The virtual library includes the:

  • SOAR library catalogs of the print and digital collections of almost 400 CPS schools
  • CPS Virtual Elementary and High School Libraries of 14,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • Online databases with digital collections of reference, journal, magazine, and newspaper articles; video and audio clips; primary source documents; graphs, maps, and charts; and more
  • CPS Professional Virtual Library


CPS Department of Arts Education- is committed to connecting students and their parents to arts learning opportunities across Chicagoland, both in and out of school. They also provide relevant resources to help interested students prepare for college and career opportunities in the arts.