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Chicago Public Schools Resources

CHOOSE YOUR FUTURE: o A resource for CPS students around college and career success. It includes information on CTE and STEM programs, scholarships, and more.  VISIT

GOCPS: Allows families to learn, research, explore, and apply to nearly every CPS school and program through one online platform.VISIT

OFFICE OF ACCESS AND ENROLLMENT: The Office of Access and Enrollment manages the application, testing, selection, and notification process for all district and charter high schools, all district elementary schools, and the four magnet preschools. VISIT

SCHOOL LOCATOR: Search for Chicago Public Schools.VISIT

SELECTIVE ENROLLMENT POINT CALCULATOR: The Selective Enrollment Point Calculation Tool is designed to support decision-making in the Selective Enrollment High Schools application process, and aid parents and students in identifying schools that match well with students' achievement. VISIT

TIER LOOKUP:Tiers play an important role in selective enrollment admissions. This tool helps you find which CPS tier you live in.VISIT

High School Bound 

A resource to help students look for schools that are the best ‘match’ and ‘fit’ for them. VISIT


Chavez High School Planner

A tool to help elementary school students plan and set goals for high school by calculating students’ chances of getting into any of the nearly 300 high school programs. VISIT

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