High School Admittance Resources
All resources for High School admittance can be found at the GoCPS.
Last Weeks to Apply to High School
Time is quickly winding down for families to submit their high school applications, but there are still lots of ways to get the most out of the final weeks of this application season. Here are some important reminders to help you complete the process.
Use Your Available Program Options
Families can select and rank up to 20 Choice Programs and, if they are eligible, up to six Selective Enrollment Programs. Be sure to apply to as many programs as you would accept an offer from, as this will maximize your chances of receiving an offer from a high school program you selected.
Rank Programs in Your True Order of Preference
It is extremely important that you rank the programs you are applying to in your true order of preference. This means that the program you want to attend most should be ranked first and the one you want to attend least should be ranked last.
Check My Program Rankings
There’s Still Time to Make Changes
Applications can be modified up until the Dec. 14 deadline. You may want to add/delete a program on your application, or you may want to change the ranking of the programs to which you’ve applied. If you applied using the online application site, you can simply log into your account and make those changes. If you applied via paper application, you will need to request an Application Modification Form from the Office of Access and Enrollment. Contact them at 773-553-2060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Access & Enrollment
Live Webinars for Families
In order to provide additional support, the Office of Access and Enrollment will begin hosting live webinar sessions twice a week for the remainder of the application period in English and Spanish that are open to parents and students. Below is the schedule; participants will need to register in advance with the link provided below:
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If you have any questions about the activation process, contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email email@example.com.
We are beginning the last full week of school, so if you have not already subscribed to GoCPS to receive notices and reminders about the high school application process, make sure to visit go.cps.edu and subscribe to the site today!
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Over the years, we’ve heard from families about the importance of having a choice in selecting which high school provides the best match for their child’s needs. We’ve also heard that applying to high school can be frustrating and confusing. So this year, Chicago Public Schools has completely revamped its high school application process for students that will be freshman in the 2018-19 school year with the launch of GoCPS, a new website where students and families will be able to:
· Review school and program options in one place
· Rank these school and program choices based on their preferences
· Be matched with their highest possible choice for high school
The new application process will feature five key phases:
1. Subscribe (May – June 2018): Sign up to receive important updates and announcements
2. Research (June – July 2018): Conduct detailed research to find the best school for your child
3. Activate (August – September 2018): Create an account and access your student’s eligibility
4. Apply (October – December 2018): Complete applications with one system and one deadline
5. Match (January – June 2019): Get matched and receive high school offers