The CPS is thinking of making at least one more all-girls charter school.
Single gender schools are nothing new in the CPS. For the longest time, Lane Tech high school was all male before it became co-ed. A few years ago, the CPS resurrected the single gender model when it made Urban Prep. Urban Prep has since expanded to 2 more schools.
The only all girl charter school is the Young Women Leadership Charter School in the wouth side. It has only about 50 students per class. Yet there are over 300 applicants for those 50 spots. THe CPS feels there is a definite demand so that is why they are thinking of opening some kind of other all-girl school.