Fall 2013 – Applying to Kindergarten / Elementary School
Kindergarten/Elementary application time is upon us! Those who have been waiting since their baby was born can now dive head-first into the pool of CPS school application fun.
You can apply for a PIN (needed for online enrollment) beginning September 19th.
Applications will be accepted starting October 1st.
When entering Kindergarten (and older grades as well) parents will often have their child tested for the gifted and classical programs, as well as casting a wide net for magnet schools and neighborhood schools that are likely to accept kids from outside the neighborhood. Some neighborhood schools don’t take any kids outside their zone, while others have a good number of spaces to enroll for.
Christine Whitley (who is not me, though many people assume we’re the same person) offers affordable workshops to help navigate the process. The organized materials alone are worth the price of admission, plus the ability to hear the stuff from a live person who’s been through it and ask questions…
This workshop will give you all the essential information you need to kick off your CPS kindergarten search! I will cover attendance areas, Magnet Schools, Selective Enrollment schools, Charters, gifted testing, lotteries, and more! I will lay out the timeline for the Options for Knowledge process and give you some tools to maximize your sucess in finding a great school for your family.
If your child is three or four and you are considering CPS, this workshop is A MUST.
and the link to register: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/4529122473
Christine is also writing a blog about the Kindergarten application process. Her goal is to try to get her younger child into the same Gifted Program as the older child, a school with very high cutoff scores for higher Tier kids. She’s sending her child to a test prep program and will be writing about that experience as well. You can follow that here:
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