Chicago Public Schools CEO Student Advisory Council

The CEO’s Student Advisory Council is a forum for direct communication and recommendation between CPS students and the chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools. As members of the Council, students share their voice on a variety topics and work to create evidence-based solutions for select issues that are important to students and the district.

  • 20 high school juniors will be selected.
  • Student members represent the diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences of students across the district.
  • Students will be selected via an open application process based on character, rationale for joining the Council, commitment to serve, and the unique perspective he or she brings to the Council.
  • Council members are expected to serve an 18-month term that begins January 2015 and concludes in June 2016.
  • Council members must commit to participating in monthly meetings with the CEO, bi-monthly leadership development workshops, and other special events. Some meetings or events may take place during weekend dates.
  • Must currently be a junior enrolled in a CPS high school
  • Must fully complete all sections of the application
  • If selected for an in-person interview, must provide:
    • A recommendation from a non-family member adult (e.g. teacher, guidance counselor, mentor) who can speak to your work ethic, character, team work skills, and level of commitment
    • Signature from a parent or guardian approving participation in the Council

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