AIM welcomes students who live in the city of Chicago. AIM is committed to giving all applicants an equal opportunity to attend the school. AIM will follow lottery, enrollment and waitlist policies in accordance with Illinois Charter School Law and Illinois School Code. If there are more applications received than seats available, Art In Motion will hold a public lottery.
There is no testing or audition requirement to attend AIM. We encourage students to apply who have a passion for the arts, are seeking an arts based school experience, and want to prepare for their college and career plans after high school, through the arts.
If there are more applications received than seats available, AIM will hold a public lottery per IL State Law and CPS requirements. The public lottery provides an equal chance at admission for all applicants. However, in an effort to keep families together, the Art In Motion lottery will give preferential treatment to siblings. Review our lottery policy here.
Rising 9th graders who received an offer to Art In Motion must accept their offer in GoCPS no later than May 14th. All other rising 9th graders may apply to AIM in GoCPS Round 2, which opens on May 17th.
Attention Rising 9th Grade Applicants:
Rising 9th Graders must apply through the GoCPS High School application system. Students are encouraged to rank Art In Motion as their first choice school.
Enrollment is now open for the 2021-22 school year. Rising 7th, 8th, and 10th graders may submit an application, and will be accepted on a space-available basis. Once you submit your application, the AIM team will be in touch within 48 hours to inform on next steps.