Investigation Day 


High School investigation day gives students and parents a preview of what high school will be like. 8th grade students get to shadow a high school student for a full-day, and parents get the opportunity to meet and greet teachers and staff before the first day of school in the fall.


  • Ease the transition from elementary school to high school
  • Learn what students need to make it in high school
  • Meet high school teachers and counselors
  • Get questions answered about high school

Program benefits

  • Observe students in high school classes
  • Experience a typical freshman schedule
  • Get a head start on figuring out what high school is really like
  • Meet new friends


CPS offers an array of summer programs designed to prepare your student for high school. Below are a just a few of the programs offered.


Summer Bridge

Step-Up to High School

Contact information

Postsecondary Education
125 South Clark Street
12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Phone: (773) 553-2108
Fax: (773) 553-3543