Regional Gifted Centers 

Regional Gifted Centers are designed to provide appropriate services for children identified as gifted. Three of the Regional Gifted Centers are designed to meet the needs of high-ability students whose primary language is Polish, Russian, or Spanish. For most Regional Gifted Centers, transportation is provided to students who live at least 1.5 miles from the school. Three centers - Carnegie, Coonley, and South Loop - provide transportation to students who live within designated street ranges.


(Please note: Due to the extreme budgetary pressures facing the District, the Board of Education will be reviewing all transportation policies to determine its ability to fund ongoing programs including those related to selective enrollment programs. When making choices about school applications for your child please keep in mind that current transportation policies and guidelines could be subject to change. If our transportation policy should change, updated information will be available on Opens in a new window icon or



  • Provide an accelerated instructional program that places an emphasis on thinking, reasoning, problem solving and creativity.
  • Expose students to world language or Latin, laboratory science, computer science and fine arts.


Program benefits

  • A differentiated, enriched curriculum allows for skill development appropriate for the gifted student's abilities and interests.


Application process

To apply to a Regional Gifted Center, apply online at Opens in a new window icon or fill out a Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools (SEES) application at Opens in a new window icon – click 'Apply' and 'Application Materials.


Application deadline

The deadline for submitting applications for the 2014-2015 school year is Dec. 13, 2013.



Contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at (773) 553-2060 for more information.




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Page Last Modified on Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Contact information

Access and Enrollment
125 South Clark Street
10th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Phone: (773) 553-2060
Fax: (773) 553-2061
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