Choosing a high school is an important decision in every student’s life. High school is a critical time for you to grow intellectually and personally. It also prepares you for college and provides skills to be used in the job market during this vital transition period into adulthood.
CPS wants to make sure that you and your parents/guardians have enough information to help make the most informed decision possible. CPS offers many different types of high schools—from charter schools to selective enrollment to College and Career Academies—which all prepare students for future success.
A. Match your interests and preferences to school academics, activities, sports, and culture.
B. Match your academics to schools application requirements
C. Take into consideration your travel time in your selection
D. Select at least 5 school choices in various application processes, including your Neighborhood school
Chicago Public Schools website
College and Career Academies
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Military Academies and JROTC
Selective Enrollment Schools