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  • Time for Farewell

    Time for Farewell

    SEE CHICAGO SCHOOL OPTIONS FOR A NEW FORUM FOR DISCUSSION ABOUT CPS. http://chicagoschooloptions.com/   TIME FOR FAREWELL The time has come to retire as CPSObsessed. The blog saw me navigating my way through the school research process when my son…
    - 7 Jan 18, 10:11pm -
  • Fall 2017: Applying to Kindergarten / Elementary School

    Fall 2017: Applying to Kindergarten / Elementary School

    In the next couple weeks, the application season for Elementary School will begin. While the high school application process is changing slightly, the Elementary process should still be largely the same. So far, the CPS Access & Enrollment site doesn…
    - 23 Sep 17, 3:03am -
  • High School Application News – Fall 2017

    High School Application News – Fall 2017

    2018-2019 CPS High School Application News (guest post from Chicago School GPS) We often tell families we meet with that “The only constant in CPS is to expect ‘change’ “.  This fall, there is a LOT of change in the 2018-2019 CPS high school…
    - 4 Sep 17, 1:55pm -
  • Coming Soon – New Posts for New School Year!

    Coming Soon – New Posts for New School Year!

    Well, I was just about to close up the place, when I go a couple volunteers to keep CPSObsessed going for another year. A friend of mine who has an 8th grader (and a current high schooler) will be acting as CPSObsessed this year.   She’ll be assi…
    - 1 Sep 17, 4:30am -
  • Elementary Magnet and Neighborhood School Letter Spring 2017

    Elementary Magnet and Neighborhood School Letter Spring 2017

      In the spirit of information-sharing, please share the following if you get Magnet offers: Tier Grade child is entering Also post your waiting list numbers, in the spirit of amusement.  
    - 30 Mar 17, 6:02pm -
  • Academic Center Letters Spring 2017

    Academic Center Letters Spring 2017

    Starting the thread so people can share information and advice.  Will spruce it up later tonight after an Amundsen fundraiser (woo! woo!) Parents will be emailed by Monday April 3 with their notifications.  
    - 30 Mar 17, 6:00pm -
  • RGC and Classical school Elementary “Letters” – Spring 2017

    RGC and Classical school Elementary  “Letters” – Spring 2017

    Emails will be arriving by Monday April 3 to inform parents of their scores and offers. As a reminder, you can receive only 1 offer.  If you want a school that is higher on your list, you’d have to turn down an offer you get to be placed back in t…
    - 30 Mar 17, 5:59pm -
  • A word on north side neighborhood high schools (guest post from Hawthorne principal)

    A word on north side neighborhood high schools (guest post from Hawthorne principal)

    Principal Pietrini from Hawthorne Elementary contacted me about posting his thoughts on the neighborhood schools that are part of the Grow 47 initiate (lead by Alderman Pawar (also with support from Alderman O’Conner.) Hawthorne will be hosting a g…
    - 7 Mar 17, 5:04pm -
  • High School “Letters” Thread 2017

    High School “Letters” Thread 2017

    Well, here we are on High School day eve.  And this time I am a participant.  I started CPSObsessed when my son was entering Kindergarten and we’re now at the end of that very long cycle, waiting to find out where he will be going to High School.…
    - 3 Mar 17, 12:29am -
  • New: 1-Application Coming for High Schools

    New: 1-Application Coming for High Schools

    In what will make things at least a little easier for high school applications, CPS is looking to create 1 high school application, reports WBEZ (an NPR affiliate.) https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicago-plans-to-launch-a-single-application-for…
    - 23 Jan 17, 5:33pm -