CPS Options for Knowledge Fair Oct 2

September 20, 2010 at 11:30 am 3 comments

CPS will be holding one school fair where you can get information on the different selective enrollment schools.  I don’t think that schools are required to have a table at the fair, but hopefully many will.  It can be a good way to meet school administrators and to learn more about each school without having to attend an open house (although it’s still ideal to go check the school out yourself.)  This is all the information that CPS provides about the fair so far…

Options for Knowledge Elementary School Fair
10/2/2010, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Malcolm X College
1900 West Van Buren Street

UPDATE: Here’s the link to more info from CPS, including a list of schools who will be in attendance.  They will conduct sessions on the Selective Enrollment Elementary School (SEES) process at 9:15, 10:15, and 11:15. 

I noticed that all the gifted and classical schools will be in attendance (I believe they put pressure on the schools to attend last year, I assume the same this year — which is nice to know they’ll all be there to talk to.)  16 of the Magnet schools will be there and a decent smattering of Magnet Cluster schools (neighborhood schools to which you must lottery in.)

UPDATE: I just read a post on NPN where a parent said that last year you could submit an application at the fair and get a receipt for it, which is a good thing.  The trouble with this is that you’d need to have your gifted/classical schools ranked already, and if you have not toured any of them, it might make sense to wait until you feel ready to select the order, which is important.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Maureen  |  September 28, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    I’ll be heading over to this Options school fair on Saturday…hopefully will be the first step to our path to a new school. I *think* I know where I want to apply but will hopefully be pleasantly surprised by some other schools that I am not familiar with. Fingers crossed.

  • 2. YeahRight  |  September 29, 2010 at 10:01 am

    This was a big mess last year. No one I know learned a thing they didn’t already know.

  • 3. copy editor  |  September 29, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Any news on the high school fair this year? I can’t find an announcement anywhere.

    Thanks.

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