The CPS magnet/choice system is incomprehensibly Byzantine to many Chicago parents -- how many kinds of magnet and choice schools are there? -- and frustrating and crazy-making to those few parents who try and find a good school for their child but get turned down over and over.
Well, the cycle is starting up again, with CPS now accepting applications that are due DECEMBER 22nd. Standard applications are now available, downloaded from the website at
cpsmagnet.org or by calling 773-553-2060. The Options for Knowledge
guide can also be downloaded from the website and will be available
shortly at any CPS school, Chicago public library, park district office
or aldermans office.
A partial list of the various types of choice schools: magnet elementary schools and high schools, elementary magnet cluster schools, and high school magnet programs, open enrollment schools, and schools and programs for advanced students, including Regional Gifted Centers, Classical Schools, Academic Centers, Selective Enrollment High Schools, and International Baccalaureate programs.
Speaking of which, gifted and enriched programs at elementary
schools, selective enrollment high schools, and military academies
require a special application. The application for gifted and enriched
programs at elementary schools is available directly from those schools
or by calling 773-553-2060.
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