About Us

CICS Jackson is a free, public college preparatory charter school serving students in grades K-8.

CICS Jackson is part of the Distinctive Schools network of high-performing charter schools.

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Applications are now available for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Questions? Call the CICS Network Office at 312-651-5000.

Our Director
Raised and educated in the city of Rockford, Angelique Watson earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from Rockford College. Ms. Watson will earn a Masters degree in Education Supervision and Administration from National Louis University.During her career, Ms. Watson has taught first, second, third, and fifth grade. While teaching in District 205, she worked on aligning its Reading program to the Illinois State Standards and devising a Reading Curriculum Map. A 2012 Golden Apple Award nominee, Ms. Watson joined the Distinctive Schools Leadership Team as a Lead Teacher at the CICS Patriots campus. At CICS Patriots during the 2012-2013 school year, Ms. Watson was responsible for leadership and supervision of teachers, as well as analyzing data, implementing operational processes, and facilitating professional development. The 2014-15 school year marks Ms. Watson’s second as Director of CICS Jackson.

Ms. Watson