• YCCS 2021 Network Competitions
    YCCS 2021 Network Competitions
    Learn more about Network Course Challenges today!
  • Learn new personal and professional skills with ed2go!
    Learn new personal and professional skills with ed2go!
    Explore our interactive catalog or access your classroom portal on the ed2go online instruction center.
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    Call 833-YCARE-1-1
    Feeling angry, sad, frustrated? We are available 24/7 to help. All calls are 100% private and confidential.
  • Show Your Support
    Show Your Support
    Now more than ever, we are called to make a difference.
  • Enroll Now!
    Enroll Now!
    Thinking of your future? YCCS will help you achieve your goals with blended learning, competency-based learning, college and career options, and a caring campus community. Enroll now for a Better Chance!

YCCS COVID-19 Community Updates

We are preparing for Fall 2020 Enrollment with the necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of the entire school community. Contact your campus or the YCCS Helpline at 833-Y-Care-1-1 to get the personal and online resources you need. Registration for school is open. Visit applytoyccs.com to apply.

    Campuses are doing wellness checks and distributing resources as needed and available. Guidelines for prevention- Clean hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid people who are sick (fever, sore throat, coughing and sneezing).
    Our campuses are staying in touch with students and families during this crisis. If needed, make sure you contact your campus to update your contact information so you can continue to access your learning resources.
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We support you by addressing any
academic and non-academic issues
that prevent you from reaching your potential.

Health & Wellness

The YCCS Community believes in providing the resources that our students need to continue on the path of learning. Health concerns all of us and we work hard to connect our students and bridge the gap and getting them access to the quality health care that they need.


YCCS is the largest charter in Chicago whose mission is to give our students a chance to create a positive life. A fundamental need is housing for many of our students. Through the work of our community resources, we are committed to finding housing solutions for the students who need them.

Child Care

We believe that child care is a necessity. Our network of resources can assist you in getting child care so you won't have to choose between caring for family and going to school.

Civic Engagement

Every year YCCS provides you with a unique, transformational educational experience by introducing a variety of civic engagement projects.

Our Mission

Youth Connection Charter School advocates, develops and provides world-class education to students at-risk and high school dropouts in collaboration with the alternative high school community.

YCCS meets the individual needs of students through programs committed to academic excellence, human development, cultural enrichment, and social equity.

YCCS prepares students for quality life experiences, technological literacy, graduation, vocational and post-secondary education, and competitive employment.