Three Selective Enrollment High Schools Ranked in the top 10 Nationally

Three Chicago Selective High Schools -- Walter Payton, Northside College Prep and Whitney Young -- have been ranked by Niche.Com as among the top ten public high schools in the nation. Walter Payton was rated the number one public high school, with Northside College Prep ranked number two and Whitney Young ranked number 6.

Niche annually ranks the best public high school in the United States. The company reviews more than 17,000 schools and analyzes them based on an examination of several factors including data from the U.S. Department of Education, SAT and ACT test scores, graduation rates, and reviews from students and parents. 

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CPS Announces Application Process For 2018-2019 School Year

Yesterday, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) released information regarding the application process for the 2018-2019 school year. The Northwest Evaluation Association Measures of Academic Progress exam (NWEA MAP) will once again be used for the eligibility and selection to Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools and to public high schools with academic requirements (Selective Enrollment High Schools).

For students who attended a CPS elementary school during the 2016-2017 school year their 2017 spring NWEA MAP scores will be used for the admissions process.

Students who attended a non-CPS elementary school during the 2016-2017 school year will be required to take the NWEA MAP exam this fall/winter. CPS will be administering the NWEA MAP exam free of charge throughout the city. The test will be offered at three sites: (1) Lane Tech High School, (2) Lindblom Math and Science Academy, and (3) Westinghouse College Preparatory High School. Students will be scheduled for the test location closest to their residence.  

CPS will offer the NWEA MAP exam on two dates in September , two dates in October, and on two dates in January (dates listed below). CPS recommends that parents register their children to take the test in September or October. Parents must submit the registration form to the Office of Access and Enrollment by Friday, September 1, 2017 if they want their children to sit for the exam in September.  For students to test in October, parents must submit the registration form by Monday, October 2, 2017. For students to test in January, parents must submit the registration form by Friday, December 1, 2017.

Test Dates

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017
  • Sunday, September 24, 2017
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017
  • Sunday, October 22, 2017
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018
  • Sunday, January 14, 2018

For more information about the application process for the 2018-2019 school year, please visit www.cpsoae.org. Also, feel free to contact Charlie Howard with any questions.

Charlie Howard, Owner Test Prep Chicago
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(872) 221-0175

CPS Announces Application Process for 2017-2018 School Year

Yesterday, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) released information regarding the application process for the 2017-2018 school year. The Northwest Evaluation Association Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA MAP) will once again count for 1/3 of the selection process for admissions to Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools (Regional Gifted Centers, Academic Centers, International Gifted Programs) and Selective Enrollment High Schools.

For students who attended a CPS elementary school during the 2015-2016 school year, their 2016 spring NWEA MAP scores will be used for the admissions process.

Students who attended a non-CPS elementary school during the 2015-2016 school year will be required to take the NWEA MAP exam this fall/winter. CPS will be administering the NWEA MAP exam free of charge throughout the city. CPS has not yet made known the different testing locations, however they have announced that they will attempt to assign each student to a location which is most convenient to his/her residence.

CPS will offer the NWEA MAP exam on four dates in October (dates listed below) and on one date in January (date not yet determined). The NWEA MAP registration form must be received by the Office of Access and Enrollment by Friday, September 9 for a student to test in October. If the September 9 registration deadline is missed, a registration form must be submitted before December 9 for a student to test in January.

October NWEA MAP Test Dates

  • Saturday, October 8
  • Sunday, October 9
  • Saturday, October 22
  • Sunday, October 23

(There will be two testing times on each of the dates listed above: 9am and 12pm).

For more information about the application process for the 2017-2018 school year, please visit www.cpsoae.org. Also, feel free to contact Charlie Howard with any questions.

Charlie Howard, Owner Test Prep Chicago
charlie@testprepchicago.com
(872) 221-0175