Hidden Gems High School Fair Sunday Sept 27 at Lake View High School 1-4pm

September 26, 2015 at 5:57 pm 6 comments

Late posting, but the Hidden Gems fair is tomorrow.  This is a great (overwhelming) place to meet many of the high school options for (CPSO mantra…say it with me now…) Casting a Wide Net!

Public, private, parochial, charter and even a boarding school will be there!
I was able to have some great one on one conversations with principals there in the past.
A few test prep places and other vendors will be there.  Eat a big breakfast, it takes a lot of energy to navigate due to such widespread school attendance.

“Hidden Gems” High School Fair

Sunday, September 27, 2015

1:00-4:00 PM

Lake View High School, 4015 N. Ashland, 60613

Register Now!

Admission is only $15/family with pre-registration

($25/family at the door)

Need-based vouchers are available upon request.

Pre-registrants are eligible to win raffle prizes.  All attendees receive discounts on CSG Services.

Knowing how to cast your net wide and increase your options is KEY to a successful Chicago high school search. Join Chicago School GPS as we bring together over 30 participating schools, each with unique qualities that you may not have known about prior to coming to our Hidden Gems Fair.  PLUS, learn how to maximize success for entrance testing, search tips and great grades in high school by partaking in one of our many informative breakout sessions.   Join us for afternoon designed to make your high school journey a successful one!

Our invaluable break out sessions offer insights for parents and students alike.

 Middle School Parents and Students can learn:

  • Navigating the high school admissions process

  • Entrance test tips & strategies

  • Private school scholarships

  • Planning for success in High School & beyond

Middle School Students can attend:

  • Peer to peer info session Q&A with current HS students

  • Admission essay “how-to” session for middle schoolers

  • “Getting Ahead!”: Executive Functioning skills for success

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Chicago School GPS  |  September 26, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Thanks for posting, CPSO! Great schools again this year:

    Westinghouse College Prep
    St. Benedict’s Prep
    Chicago HS for the Arts(ChiArts)
    Beacon Academy
    Chicago Virtual Charter School
    Lycee Francais
    Holy Trinity High School
    Intrinsic School
    St. Patrick High School
    Maharishi School
    Chicago Waldorf School
    British School of Chicago
    GCE Lab School
    La Lumiere School
    Senn High School
    Scattergood Friends School
    Alcott College Prep
    Rickover Naval Academy
    Metropolitan Schoolhouse
    Josephinum Academy
    DePaul College Prep
    Wolcott School
    De La Salle Institute
    Chicago Academy for the Arts
    ASPIRA Early College HS
    Amundsen High School
    Disney II Magnet
    Fusion Academy
    Von Steuben
    Regina Dominican
    Notre Dame College Prep
    Culver Academies
    Resurrection College Prep
    Ogden International
    Noble Network
    Luther North
    CICS Charter High Schools

    And a nice complement of resources:
    Chicago Parent
    Test Prep Chicago
    Beyond BookSmart
    College Nannies and Tutors
    Academic Approach
    My World My Heart Study
    LINK Scholarships
    A Better Chance

    Online Pre-Registration has been extended to 10AM, so register ASAP at http://www.chischoolgps.com/CSG_HS_Fair.html

  • 2. Chicago School GPS  |  September 26, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    And of course a HUGE thank you to our host school, Lake View High School!

  • 3. Jen Parsio  |  September 26, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    We would have loved to attend this event. However, the email was sent out the NIGHT before the event. I’m sure you can understand how frustrating this type of mistake can be. Of course we want what’s best for our child but with little notice we cannot change our other plans. I hope in the future we will find out about these opportunities with advance notice. Sincerely, Jennifer Parsio

    Sent from my iPhone


  • 4. Chicago School GPS  |  September 26, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    @3- we hold the Hidden Gems Fair annually around the last Sunday in September, so we hope we will see you next year. CPSO has been busy but we have tried our best to get the word out for several weeks via our http://www.chischoolgps.com website, flyers, school counselors, Facebook, local newsletters, DNAInfo and Chicago Parent. We had reached out to larger media outlets but I don’t think they deem this newsworthy enough, unfortunately. Getting the word out is always the toughest part, and we greatly appreciate everyone who has shared the news with friends and acquaintances!

  • 5. Tammy  |  September 27, 2015 at 4:14 am

    ” I hope in the future we will find out about these opportunities with advance notice. ”

    I would say it’s a parent’s responsibility to seek out these type of events. If you sit around and wait for things to come to you, your kid is going to be out of luck. Don’t be so lazy and blame others for your mistakes, it is not setting a good example for your child.

  • 6. cpsobsessed  |  September 27, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Thank you @Tammy. For those who missed previous messages, my mom is sick and I am acting as her caregiver during much of my free time (this week in particular) while also managing my son’s important 7th grade year.

    Unfortunately my posts will be less frequent for the time being so its best not to rely on me (CPSObsessed) for up-to-the minute information. ChicagoSchoolGPS is kind enough to bug me to post information that will help people but I’m not always able to get to it right away as I was in previous years. So please keep an eye out in other places for dates etc and we can continue to use this forum as a place for discussion and information sharing. Thanks for understanding.

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