July 30, 2010
Chicago Public Schools will be holding two community forums on the 2010 selective enrollment and magnet school admissions policy in the upcoming weeks. The forums will give community members and CPS parents the opportunity to provide feedback to the Blue Ribbon Commission on the admissions process for selective enrollment and magnet school programs.
The Blue Ribbon Commission will prepare and submit to the CEO a written recommendation to improve the Policy on Magnet and Selective Enrollment Schools and Programs for the 2011-2012 School Year based on their full review of the current, one-year policy and feedback from the community forums.
These community forums will be held on:
Tuesday, August 3rd at King College Prep, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd. at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, August 10th at Whitney M. Young High School, 211 S. Laflin St. at 7 p.m.
The meetings will consist of a presentation of preliminary data, followed by an opportunity for public comment regarding the current policy.
On July 20, 2010, preliminary results were released for 2010-2011 admissions to the district’s selective enrollment and magnet school programs. The one-year policy, which uses socio-economic variables instead of race as a factor in admissions, was established after a federal court judge lifted a longstanding desegregation consent decree last fall.
More information about preliminary results from the new admissions process can be found here.
For more information about the district’s selective enrollment and magnet school programs, visit the Office of Academic Enhancement’s web page.
Chicago Public Schools serves 417,855 students in 675 schools. It is the nation’s third-largest school district.