Applying to High School

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Learn About Program Options, Tips for Applying, Eligibility Requirements, Selections Processes and More

School and Program Options

Students applying to ninth grade can apply to up to 20 Choice Programs and, if they are eligible, up to 6 Selective Enrollment Programs. The Elementary and High School Guide lists each school and program available, and provides additional information, including step-by-step procedures for submitting an application and tips for applying.

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Eligibility Requirements & Selection Process

Many high school programs have minimum eligibility requirements that students must meet in order to apply. Each program also has a selection process that determines how seats are filled. The Elementary and High School Guide provides a comprehensive listing of each high school program, their minimum eligibility requirements, if applicable, and their selection process. This is a great resource for planning which programs to select and rank.

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Need Help?

If you have any questions about the activation process, contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email gocps@cps.edu.