Are you the parent of 9-12th grader looking for a high-quality public, college prep high school option for your child? Look no further than NLCP!


2 Easy Steps To Apply:

1) Fill out the application. Click on the links below to download a PDF.

Application for NLCP Christiana
1615 South Christiana Ave, Chicago IL 60623 / (773) 542-1490

Application for NLCP Collins
1313 S Sacramento Blvd, Chicago IL 60623) / (773) 542-6766

Don’t have access to a printer? We can mail you an application, or set up a time for you to come to the school to apply. Please share your contact info, and we’ll be in touch soon.

2) Come to the NLCP Christiana or NLCP Collins school office, whichever campus where you wish to apply.

Note: Besides the application, you MUST bring a copy of the scholar’s transcript and discipline log. (This applies to all transfer scholars in 10th-12th gr.) 


Questions? Want a tour? Coming in to apply?

Email or call (773) 542-1490 (Christiana) or (773) 542-6766 (Collins) for information, one-on-one application support, or to set up a time to come in and apply.


Important info

Here’s what to know about the application and enrollment process:

  • NLCP has two campuses in the greater North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago, both serving 9-12 grade.
  • As a public charter school, NLCP is tuition-free*. There are no entrance exams to enroll at our schools. We are open to all scholars who are Chicago residents, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, or disability status. *When you come to the school to apply, our office managers can answer questions about any applicable school fees.
  • Scholars who wish to transfer to NLCP for 10th, 11th or 12th grade should contact the school directly or use the applications above.
  • 8th grade students/incoming freshman should rank NLCP #1 in GoCPS. (Note: Effective Aug, 2019, Class of 2023 should use the applications above and come in to finish the process. When the time comes, Class of 2024 should use this GoCPS link.)
  • Transfer candidates must come to apply with a current transcript and discipline log to start the admissions process.
  • Transfer candidates must have enough credits for the grade for which they are seeking admission.

NLCP believes that all students should be prepared for success in college, the workplace, and life. We firmly believe that the background of our students is not the determining factor in how far they will go in life.

Are you a teacher or principal? Bring your students for a Class Shadow Day at NLCP! 

Bring your entire 7th or 8th grade class for a campus tour and real student experience at one of our two campuses, Christiana or Collins! Shadow Days are available on Wednesdays from 9 am -11:30 am throughout the year. NLCP will provide:

  • Free transportation to/from
  • A light breakfast snack and full lunch
  • Campus tour and real student experience
  • A counselor brainstorming session about engaging your students

Fill out this form to let us know you’re interested, and we’ll get back with you to set up a shadow day for your scholars! Or, contact us directly. Email Director of Recruitment, Kay Griffin: / (773) 542-1490 (Christiana) or (773) 542-6766 (Collins)

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