Choosing a high school is an important decision in every student’s life. High school is a critical time for a young adult to grow intellectually and personally. It also prepares them for college or teaches them the skills to be used in the job market during this vital transition period into adulthood. At Chicago Public Schools we do our utmost to help students achieve their full potential and become productive members within their community. We strive for academic excellence while making school a fun environment to learn in. Every high school works to understand each child and create an environment where they will “flourish."
Chicago Public Schools will be holding a High School Admissions Fair for 8th grade students and parents/guardians on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the UIC Forum—725 W. Roosevelt Road. From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. parents and students will have the opportunity to receive specific information about the over 120 different high schools and programs available. School officials and staff will be present to answer questions about curricula, performance and applications.
Also, parents and students will be able to complete applications to the high schools of their choice on site. Computer terminals will allow those interested to fill out and submit applications. Families will also have the option to take home applications, which are due December 17, 2010.
The fair is open to all elementary and middle school students from public, private and parochial schools, and is free of charge.
For additional information about the High School Admissions Fair, please contact: HSAdmissions@cps.k12.il.us.
Learn more about different high school types.
For more information about the application process, follow this link.