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The 2016-2017 application process begins on October 1st at 9 a.m. Parents applying to grades PreK-8 can request a PIN starting October 1st at apply.cps.edu. PINs issued in previous years are no longer valid. Still looking for school options for fall 2015? Click the 'Options' tab for information on schools that still have seats available.

News

NWEA MAP Test for Non-CPS Students
Information now available!
Information regarding the 2017-2018 Application Process
Application Process for Ready to Learn!
Interested in applying for school-based preschool programs across the city?
Academic Center Cutoff Scores -- 2015-2016 School Year
Looking for cutoff scores for the Academic Centers?
Selective Enrollment High Schools Cutoff Scores -- 2015-2016 School Year
Looking for cutoff scores for the Selective Enrollment High Schools?
International Baccalaureate High Schools Cutoff Scores -- 2015-2016 School Year
Looking for cutoff scores for the International Baccalaureate High Schools?
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Events

Parkside Community Elementary Academy School -- Open House
Date: Sep 30
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: 6938 S. East End Avenue
Joseph Kellman Elementary School -- Open House
Date: Sep 30
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: 3030 W Arthington Street
Application period opens for 2016-2017 school year
Date: Oct 1
Time: 9:00 AM

Featured News

RTC Medical Prep – Hands on Learning with . . . Cadavers!
There’s a good reason why medical science was chosen as the magnet theme for the new Richard T. Crane (RTC) Medical Preparatory High School on the city’s Near West Side. It is located adjacent to the Illinois Medical District (IMD), the largest urban medical district in the United States. The IMD is home to medical research facilities, labs, a biotechnology business incubator, universities, and more than 40 health care-related facilities.
NTA’s New Regional Gifted Center--Where Critical Thinking and Technology Rule!
Is Cinderella a tale of tragedy or of triumph? That is one of the guiding questions in the kindergarten class discussion of the much-read fairy tale in the new Regional Gifted Center (RGC) at National Teachers Academy (NTA), a neighborhood elementary school in Chicago’s South Loop.
King College Prep High School Offers Programs for Scholar-Leaders, Scholar-Artists, and Scholar-Athletes
Located just blocks away from President Obama’s Chicago home, King College Preparatory High School was ranked by Chicago Magazine as number nine out of all of the high schools in the city of Chicago in 2012, and was previously named a Silver Medal school by U.S. News and World Report.
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