Prepare for High School Enrollment

High school is an important time for a child to grow intellectually and personally. It’s not always clear exactly how properly prepare and enroll your 8th grader. Below we have compiled some resources to help you better prepare.

Website Tiers

In Chicago, a student’s chance to get into the city’s top selective schools depends on where he or she lives.


CPS Office of Access and Enrollment

The Options for Knowledge Program of the Chicago Public Schools is designed to provide a variety of educational program choices designed to meet all student needs, interests, and skill levels. These program choices include magnet schools, magnet cluster schools, open enrollment schools, regional gifted centers, regional gifted centers for English-language learners, classical schools, academic centers, the international gifted program, the comprehensive gifted program, specific aptitude programs, selective enrollment high schools, International Baccalaureate programs, and college and career academies.


High School Power Point Presentation

Provides information about the options available for students applying for high school, including Selective Enrollment High Schools, as well as an overview of the application, selection, and notification process.


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