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:

  • Tue
    26
    Sep
    2017

    CPS Cops & Kids Training Day

    Chicago Police Headquarters

    Location: 3510 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60653

    Time: 3:30- 6:30 PM

    School appointed representative to oversee the program need to attend this training day along with a representative from each police districts involved in the program.

    Cops & Kids will begin in early October and conclude in April. This program is designed to unify “Cops & Kids” with conversations surrounding strategies that will promote peace and create a stronger community

    Thank you for your interest in Cops and Kids and we look forward to a great chess season.

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Additional Tournaments can be found at:
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

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

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

David Heiser
Chess Consultant / Chief Tournament Director
daheiser@cps.edu
c: 773-844-0701

Internet Chess Club

Play chess online at the Internet Chess Club

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