TRANSPORTATION

Daily busing to and from Chicago Collegiate Charter School (both Elementary and Junior High/High School locations) is offered at a subsidized rate of $3/day. In order to be eligible for busing, students must live within 1.5 miles to 3 miles from the school, and be able to participate in busing via neighborhood stops. See the SY19-20 bus routes for the available bus stops and pick up times.

We also offer a free shuttle for high schoolers needing transportation to the Cottage Grove campus from the Indiana campus. Families will need to sign up using the same procedures indicated below and complete a Bus Riding Agreement.

We have spaces for about 25% of our students. Parents/guardians can sign up first-come, first-serve by calling the school at 773-536-9098 or emailing busing@chicagocollegiate.org. A Bus Riding Agreement is required to be signed by a parent or guardian. Students can lose bus privileges due to failure to meet bus-riding behavioral expectations.

Balances will be charged quarterly and sent home on monthly invoices. Fees are based on the number of school days in each quarter, NOT on student attendance, as we cannot give a student's spot on the bus to another student only on days they are absent. (As with any other school fees, families concerned about their ability to pay should contact the main office at 773-536-9098 to discuss solutions.) As long as there is space, families may sign up for their child to ride the bus one-way for half of the quarter fee.

We will keep a waitlist once the spaces are full. If there is extremely high demand, we will look into offering additional buses if funding allows. Students may also be offered bus spots off the waitlist if other students leave the school, do not pay their busing fees, or change their transportation plans.

Our busing provider is Transportation For All. Their phone numbers are (773) 253-2775 and (773) 253-2786 and the dispatcher can also be reached at dispatch@transportation4all.com if parents would like to contact them directly about any daily route issues.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

The nearest bus stop is at 118th St. and Michigan Avenue. A staff member accompanies a group of students to the bus stop at the end of the day.

We provide students with reduced-price Ventra cards for a fee of $2. Families can load money onto these cards for bus fare as needed. Students and families can purchase these cards in the main office between 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. or 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Students in transitional living situations are also eligible for additional transportation benefits. If you are wondering whether you are eligible, contact the main office (773-536-9098).

BUSING INFORMATION

We offer subsidized busing to our students, starting in school year 2017-18. Here are some details:

  • We have neighborhood stops in the ranges of 1.5 miles to 3 miles away from our school, as is standard practice.
  • The cost of the bus will be $3/day, so $15/week (prorated on shortened weeks). Balances will be charged monthly to student accounts and sent home on invoices. The first month’s bus fees will be due at the time of sign-up. Fees are based on the number of school days in each month, NOT on student attendance, as we cannot give a student's spot on the bus to another student only on days they are absent. (As with any other school fees, families concerned about their ability to pay should contact the main office at 773-536-9098 to discuss solutions.)
  • As long as there is space, families may sign up for their child to ride the bus one-way and pay $1.50 per day, but bus riders going both ways get top priority, unless a one-way rider is willing to pay the full $3/day.
  • Bus costs for the previous month will be added to each family's account at the start of the following month and will be sent home on invoices.
  • We have spaces for about 25% of our students. Parents/guardians can sign up first-come, first-serve per the instructions below.
  •  We will keep a waitlist once the spaces are full. If there is extremely high demand, we will look into offering additional buses if funding allows. Students may also be offered bus spots off the waitlist if other students leave the school, do not pay their busing fees, or change their transportation plans.
  • If we do not fill the buses with students in the mileage range, we will open up the buses to families that live closer, like 1-1.5 miles away.
  • Students can lose bus privileges due to failure to meet bus-riding behavioral expectations.

Our busing provider is Transportation For All. Their phone numbers are (773) 253-2775 and (773) 253-2786 and the dispatcher can also be reached at dispatch@transportation4all.com if parents would like to contact them directly about any daily route issues.