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High School Applications and Open Houses Fall 2016


Open house dates for SEHS schools have been posted below.  I’m working on adding other high schools and links to the list.  Feel free to let me know of any updates and I can add them here.


 Jones College Prep High School (SEHS)
606 S. State St.
SAT October 15, 2016 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(last group admitted at 3 p.m.)

Whitney M. Young Magnet High School (SEHS)
211 S. Laflin St.
SUN October 16, 2016 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Hancock College Prep High School (SEHS)
4034 W. 56th St.
SUN October 23, 2016 9 a.m. to 12 noon

King College Prep High School (SEHS)
4445 S. Drexel Blvd.
SAT October 29, 2016 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Lane Tech High School (SEHS)
2501 W. Addison St.
SUN October 30, 2016 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Payton College Prep High School (SEHS)
1034 N. Wells Ave.
SAT November 5, 2016 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Westinghouse College Prep High School (SEHS)
3223 W. Franklin Blvd.
SAT November 5, 2016 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lindblom Math & Science Academy (SEHS)
6130 S. Wolcott St.
SAT November 5, 2016 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Northside College Prep High School (SEHS)
5501 N. Kedzie Ave.
SUN November 6, 2016 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Brooks College Prep High School (SEHS)
250 E. 111th St.
SAT November 12, 2016 12 noon to 3 p.m.

South Shore International High School (SEHS) Not yet scheduled
1955 E. 75th St.



IB information sessions
List of IB programs here:


Magnet High Schools (High Schools with Magnet Programs follow)

Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences
3857 W. 111th St.

Clark Academic Preparatory High School
5101 W. Harrison St.

Curie Metropolitan High School
4959 S. Archer Ave.

Disney II High School
3900 N. Lawndale Ave.

RTC Medical Prep
2245 W. Jackson Blvd.

Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center
5039 N. Kimball Ave.
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 8 am Scholars Presentation& tour 10 & 11 am Magnet Science presentation and tour


Magnet Programs

Engineering – Harlan Community Academy High School
9652 S. Michigan Ave.

Lincoln Park High School
(“Magnet” programs include Performing Arts, Double Honors) – these programs have their own applications on the school web site
OPEN HOUSE SUN Oct 23 2:00 pm.
Simultaneous presentations on the 3 Magnet Programs at 2:45, 3:30, 4:15 (Perf Arts, Double Honors, IB)



Chi Arts (Chicago High School for the Arts) – apply online at the school site starting Oct 1
2714 W Augusta Blvd
Open houses, must reserve a spot: backstage_pass/ . These workshops are encouraged but not required for audition. Oct 15, Nov 5, Dec 10

Fine and Performing Arts – Senn High School – apply via CPS as a Magnet school, then register via Senn for an audition
5900 N. Glenwood Ave.
Students can apply to BOTH IB and Fine Arts at Senn but will be accepted into oney ONE program

Lincoln Park performing arts program
2001 N. Orchard St.


Amundsen 5110 N Damen Ave Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 10am-1pm IB info session 10-11 am in the auditorium

Lake View 4015 N Ashland Ave  Saturday, Oct 29 2016 9am-12pm



September 18, 2016 at 2:16 pm 327 comments

Lane Tech meeting Thurs March 17 5:30pm

A parent from Lane emailed me about a meeting at Lane this Thursday to discuss the proposed academic center (that may be a “done deal” in CPS but still needs a forum for input — sounds a bit like a dysfunctional relationship, but hey.) 

Join CPS Representatives to discuss the proposed addition of a 7th and 8th grade Academic Center program at Lane Tech High School.

Thursday March 17, 5:30 pm
(I cannot discern the actual location of the meeting inside the monster building.  If anyone knows, please post.)

There’s no info on the Lane Tech site, but a flyer was given to current parents.

If (as people report) kids who already tested for an Academic Center this year will be eligible, CPS needs to get this thing approved and offered up as an option.  It’s similar to a few years ago when Coonley RGC was offered up at the last minute.  I’m pretty sure that all happened AFTER initial first round offers were accepted.  So the next couple weeks seem critical in determining whether this Lane AC is going to open or not. 

I may try to get there, but it’s a little difficult given my Loop work and the meeting start time.  (I always say I’m going to “get places” and never do, don’t I?  I swear I have good intentions.  I need an intern who I can send to meetings…)

Here’s an article about the 3/17 meeting:
Looks like Noreen Ahmed-Ullah, the Trib education reporter is following this story, which is nice.  From her article:

Lane Tech has sought an academic center for two years, but this is the first time it’s proceeded this far. Lane Tech Principal Antoinette LoBosco said the community has gathered 3,000 petitions online in support of the program.

CPS officials will present plans for the program at Thursday’s hearing, along with explaining what adding the academic center would do to the number of spots available for students applying to Lane Tech’s freshman class in future years. If approved, the program hopes to start with 90 seventh-graders in the fall, then add eighth grade the subsequent year.,0,1315207.story

March 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm 124 comments

Potential Academic Center at Lane Tech – Sign Petition if you Support it!

So the big buzz right now is the possible Academic Center (7th and 8th grade) that could be opened at Lane Tech.  Apparently they have room in the humongous building.  An Academic Center is an accelereated program that kids have to test into.  Typically if you gain admission, you are guaranteed a high school spot as well.  Admission to these centers is based on the special CPS Academic Center test, ISATs from 6th grade, and grades.

Obviously adding more spots in programs like this is a good thing since they’re so limited right now.  Some of the classical schools only go up to 6th grade (such as Decatur) so those kids needs some good options for middle school as there aren’t enough to go around right now. 

Is there any downside?  I guess perhaps more of the “brain drain” on the neighborhood schools, but that seem like status quo with the CPS system.  I can also foresee this possibly upping Lane’s reputation thereby raising test scores to get in… thereby meaning my son has less of a chance!  But seriously, I think encouraging CPS to keep moving forward with academic programs is a worthy goal.  Here is the info….

Lane Tech is trying to get an Academic Center as another option for academically advanced 7th and 8th graders.  They have met with CPS and Alderman Schulter and are close to getting approval, but they need to show that the community supports the proposal.  Please sign the Petition and send it to your friends, colleagues, relatives, etc.  Thank you.  (As a note, I don’t know who wrote this and is thanking us, but whoever you are, you’re welcome!)

January 22, 2011 at 10:27 am 181 comments




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