High School Articulation

Information regarding the high school articulation process

High School Articulation

Dear 8th Grade Students, Parents/Guardians:

Eighth grade represents a transition and it can be very difficult for some students. An impersonal and more grade-oriented and competitive environment awaits young adolescents as they enter the 9th grade. They find they have more choices with their curricular and extra-curricular activities. Because of the greater diversity of teachers and peers, they tend to develop lower self-esteem and a greater need for peer relationships. A student who is not prepared for this environment could very easily "slip through" the cracks leading to extremes such as failure and drop out. Students may have many fears about the differences between elementary and high school. It is important that we discuss ways which students can be successful in eighth grade as well as in their transition. Parents should be involved in this transition process. This is a critical time for young adolescents and your support is necessary for a successful transition.

The following events were designed to help students in this process:

High School Articulation Activities


Students will receive their eligibility letters between September 23rd and September 30th and will be provided with proxy letters to allow staff at Smith to assist with the online application process.


October 3rd@ 9am is the first day students can apply online

Students will begin scheduling testing appointments and information sessions at IB and Military Academies. Auditions will be scheduled at Performing Arts Magnet programs.

High School guides are available online at cps.oae.org

The goal is to have 100% of students eligible for selective enrollment to sign up for a test date prior to the end of November.

Students should begin attending Open House Dates at High Schools

Upcoming Dates:

Noble Network of Charter Schools

There is now a single application online to apply to all Noble Schools.

Noble High School Fairs

Saturday October 8, 2016 @ UIC Student Center East (750 S. Halsted) from 10AM-3PM

Saturday October 15, 2016@ Gary Comer Youth Center from 10AM-3PM

(Live DJ prizes, student performances and more)

Questions: contact (773) 278-6895

Simeon Open House

October 21, 2016

8147 S. Vincennes @ 9:00 am

October Events

October 27th - High School Fair 2:00-3:30

October 28th - Corliss HIgh School Tour (10-1)

October 29th - After School All Stars Event

Online Resources for Additional Information

Choose Your Future


Chicago Public Schools website

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Military Academies and JROTC

Selective Enrollment Schools

Key Dates:

Oct 3: Options for Knowledge application period opens

Application period closes on December 9th

Selective Enrollment Exam Dates;

December 17, 2016

January 21, 2017

January 28, 2017

February 4, 2017

Exams will be at King, Lane, Lindblom, Westinghouse and Whitney Young