Welcome to the Chicago Public Schools’ Chess Page

This webpage provides information to the players, coaches and parents on the CPS Academic Chess Program

 

Academic Chess provides elementary & high school students from diverse communities across the city with an opportunity to participate in vibrant chess programs. The CPS Academic chess students compete throughout the year and participate in the CPS Academic Chess City play-offs, City Championship State and National tournaments. Academic Chess is separated into three categories:

  • Chicago Chess League – Competitive chess tournaments for students participating in after-school chess clubs
  • Cops & Kids – Promoting non-violence and increase positive relationships with youth and police officers
  • First Moves – In the classroom program for 2nd and 3rd grade students

 

CALENDAR

Event Information:

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    The Chess Summer Experience

    Whitney Young Magnet High School

    20 CPS High School students will have the opportunity to participate in the CHESS SUMMER EXPERIENCE.  This unique summer camp is a part of the new Cops & Kids Chess Initiative to afford additional engagement opportunities to students from diverse communities throughout the city. Students will be paid $8.25 / hour to learn life skills through chess centered programing.

    The Chess Experience will include: chess strategies, chess with police officers, guest speakers, field trips, movie days and more.

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2016/17 TOURNAMENT RESULTS
PAST EVENTS

Prior Years Results

CONTACT INFORMATION

Renaissance Knights

David Heiser
President
david.heiser@renaissanceknights.org,
c: 773-844-0701

Chicago Public Schools

Nichole Matthews
Chess Coordinator
Office of Teaching and Learning
Department of Academic Competitions
nmathews@cps.edu
o: 773-553-3593

Sylvia Nelson Jordan
Manager, Academic Competitions
Office of Teaching and Learning
Department of Academic Competitions
Chicago Public Schools
snelson@cps.k12.il.us
o: 773-553-3593

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