Gifted/Classical Test Info
According to CPSMagnet.org, here’s the notification schedule of when CPS will mail letters for magnet and selective enrollment schools:
Elem Gifted, Classical, Academic Centers, Magnets: late march
In the past, the gifted/classical letters have mailed on time. I think I recall the magnets going out in a timely way. Neighborhood schools have been later as it takes time for CPS to work through all the schools’ lotteries. Two year ago, there was a group of people whose gifted/classical test scores were lost in the mail (me, included!) Took 2 weeks to convince GEAP to re-send them. If yours is late, you can go to the GEAP office to pick it up.
It is also unclear whether for the gifted/classical schools they will send the test scores and the school notifications at the same time. That seems to vary year by year.
This page is still under construction, but I’m going to pull together some of my old posts that might help parents who are getting ready to test their kids this year. I’ll write more soon, but if you’re looking for info on the test, this should get you started. Please post in the comment section after your child has tested if you like. I always love hearing the stories from parents afterwards…..
CPS Office of Academic Enhancement
Elementary Selective Enrollment: (Gifted and Classical elementary schools, Academic centers, Intl gifted programs)
High School Selective Enrollment
SOME OLD POSTS I MADE ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS:
https://cpsobsessed.com/2009/11/21/those-new-yorkers-will-pay-for-anything/ (There is a link to some sample questions here.)