High School “Letters” Thread 2017
Well, here we are on High School day eve. And this time I am a participant. I started CPSObsessed when my son was entering Kindergarten and we’re now at the end of that very long cycle, waiting to find out where he will be going to High School. And importantly, where his friends and classmates will be going. And whether he’ll be commuting. And how early he’ll have to get up next year. And what the high school experience might be like.
I’m much more relaxed than I thought I’d be at this point. He’s got 3 good options, which includes a neighborhood school. We didn’t cast the wide net I always advised others to do.
But you know, I’m the original obsesser, so it’s gonna be a lonnnnng 24 hours.
Thank you to everyone who’s ridden this long, interesting path from kindergarten to 8th grade with me. I couldn’t have gotten here without having people to help hash out all the details of this unique school experience.
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE! (ESPECIALLY TO THE CPS.OAE SITE)
OFFICIAL INFO FROM CPS:
Notification Letters for the 2017-2018 School Year
Ninth Grade Applicants Notification letters for high school will be released on March 3, 2017.
Notification letters for applicants who applied via paper to ninth grade will be put in the U.S. mail to the home address on the student’s application, no later than 5 pm on March 3, 2017. If you do not receive your letter by March 9th, contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060 or firstname.lastname@example.org from a telephone number or email address on your application. At that time, OAE can arrange for you to pick up your letter in person or have it emailed to you.
Notification letters for students who applied online to ninth grade will be posted to the online application site on March 3, 2017. The letters will be posted after school hours and before 11:59 pm. An email and a robocall has been sent to the contact information on the student’s online application file with the following directions on how to access the notification letters and how to accept an offer, if applicable. To access the letters on March 3rd, you will login to the online application site, apply.cps.edu. Under the Application Status for each program to which you applied, you will see a link titled View Letter.* Click the link to access the letter. If you received an offer, a Confirmation Form will be attached to the letter. You will need to print the Confirmation Form and submit it according to the directions on the Confirmation Form. If you have not already done so, we STRONGLY recommend that you visit the online application site, apply.cps.edu, as soon as possible, to ensure that you are able to access your account. If you cannot access your account, click the “Forgot Password” button on the site. If you are still unable to access your account, contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060 or email@example.com from a telephone number or email address on your application file. NOTE: After you receive your letters, please carefully and thoroughly read all information, including any Frequently Asked Questions that may be included. (Note that the only programs with FAQs are the CTE, IB, and Magnet Schools.)
The deadline to accept an offer is March 17, 2017, for CTE-College and Career Academies, International Baccalaureate High Schools, Magnet High Schools and Programs, Military Academies, and Selective Enrollment High Schools. * Please note that we do not provide a notification letter if you applied to Selective Enrollment schools but did not take the Selective Enrollment admissions exam, or if you applied to Military Academies but did not attend a Military Academy Information Session.