New: 1-Application Coming for High Schools
In what will make things at least a little easier for high school applications, CPS is looking to create 1 high school application, reports WBEZ (an NPR affiliate.)
For now, the plan is to include the Selective, Military, Magnets, and (I assume) IBs and neighborhood programs on one form.
Interestingly, they say that when you apply, the school can then contact you about upcoming dates, etc. Seems like a good idea. I am hoping that doesn’t mean the school can look to see where you applied (a topic that seems to come up when we’ve discussed Principal Discretion.)
What seems to still be unknown is whether Charter schools would be included on this application. I *think* each Charter group/company requires a separate application now, so that could make the Charter process more efficient as well.
I’ve always thought it was strange that Charter, which are still a part of our system, run separately in terms of application dates, processes, etc. Potentially, this could help give all schools in the system a leg up in the “choice” process (I use that term loosely, given the constraints of our system.)
I assume that after the 1 application is filled out, families will still need to follow up with the other steps of scheduling a test or audition, etc.