CPS Office of Communications
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is participating in the Chicago School Fair at McCormick Place on Saturday and Sunday to showcase the District’s variety of high-quality high school options available to students and their families.
“Whatever their interests and abilities, there is a CPS high school that will nurture and support students while preparing them for success in college, career and life,” said CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett. “The Chicago School Fair is a chance for families to talk with representatives from various schools about their programs, including CTE, IB, STEM, Selective Enrollment, military, charters and other offerings that are available throughout the District.”
This free event is an opportunity for current 7th and 8th graders to explore their high school options and decide which academic environment will best meet their needs. CPS has much to offer a prospective high school student seeking a challenging academic focus -- from Selective Enrollment, Magnet and Science, Technology, Engineering (STEM) schools to the nation’s largest network of International Baccalaureate programs.
The Chicago School Fair will help families make sense of the District’s high school enrollment process and give them the tools they need to make the right choice for their children.
Every CPS high school is scheduled to attend the fair and can answer questions about their academic programs, extracurricular activities, student and parent services and admission requirements. Guidance counselors will also be on hand to support families, as will representatives from several CPS departments, including Diverse Learners, Language and Cultural Education, and College and Career Success.
The Chicago School Fair will be held on Saturday, October 4, and Sunday, October 5, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at McCormick Place. The event is free and online registration is strongly encouraged. For more information and to register, visit www.parentpowerchicago.com.
Chicago Public Schools serves 400,000 students in 664 schools. It is the nation’s third-largest school district.