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The application period for the 2018-2019 school year is now closed. Please contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060 or gocps@cps.edu for more information.

 

First Grade Exception Form

Students must be six years old by September 1, 2018, in order to apply for first grade enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year. However, if your child will become six years old between September 2, 2018 - December 31, 2018, he/she may qualify for an exception to the age requirement for first grade enrollment.

To qualify for this exception, your child:

  1. Must become six years old between September 2, 2018 - December 31, 2018
  2. Must have attended preschool and kindergarten at the same nonpublic school, or the same public school outside Illinois (note that daycare centers do not qualify for this process)
  3. Must have been taught in kindergarten by an appropriately certified teacher
  4. Must be deemed ready by the nonpublic school (or the public school outside Illinois) to work at the first grade level

In order to be considered for a school(s) outside of their attendance boundary, students were required to submit a First Grade Age Exception form and paper application by December 22, 2017.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in first grade in the designated neighborhood school for your home address, or if you accept an offer from a school to which you applied, you must provide the Office of Access and Enrollment by July 1, 2018, a letter signed by the principal/head administrator of your child’s current non-public school (or public school outside Chicago) which affirms each of the following: that (1) your child has attended the same school for preschool and kindergarten, (2) your child’s kindergarten teacher is appropriately certified, and (3) your child is ready to work at the first grade level.

Should you have any questions regarding this process, contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2105 or gocps@cps.edu.

 

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