2013 High School Letters being mailed this week
HIGH SCHOOL LOOKS AWESOME!
Info from our friends at ChicagoSchoolGPS on high school letters. I get the sense that parents want to start obsessing already. Any speculations on how things will go down this year? Can the cutoffs for the top schools possibly get any higher? Will any previously off-the-radar schools be at the top of people’s lists this year? Will we have the threat of a fist fight like we did last year between readers?
ChicagoSchoolGPS emailed CPS and was told the letters will be “sent” by Feb. 22, which means that they may not arrive until this weekend at the earliest. I know they added an additional week of SEHS testing on Jan 26 and there were 2 testing sessions per day at some locations so the numbers of applicants was pretty high.
There will be a separate notification letter for each centralized program that your child applied to, ie. one for SEHS, one for IB, one for Magnets, one for CTE, etc. The SEHS & Military Academies will indicate zero or one offer, and the IB, CTE & Magnets will indicate zero, one or multiple offers.
Schools with their own applications (Lake View, Alcott, Lincoln Park Fine Arts & Double Honors- now changed to some form of IB, etc) are supposed to notify this week as well.
First round CPS acceptances are due by March 12.
For those interested in learning what to do next, and what’s available should their choices not pan out, as well as Principal’s Discretion for SEHS, we invite you to join us for our “What’s Next? Decisions After Notifications” seminar at Alcott HS on Thursday, 2/28 at 7PM. We will also talk about private and parochial school options and next steps. http://www.chischoolgps.com/CSG_HS_What_s_Next_.html