Counselor's Corner November 2014

Laura Arrington-Rose, Professional School Counselor

High School Articulation Update

November Update

6th-8th grade students participated in our mini high school fair held at O'Keeffe on November 5th. Each school provided an overview of their programs and invited 8th grade students who were interested to stop at their tables to obtain additional information.

Schools in attendance:

South Shore International - Selective Enrollment (SE) and Career and Technical Education Programs (CTE)

Chicago High School for the Arts (CHIArts) - College Prep and Arts Programs

Noble Street Charter Schools (Charter) Gary Comer, Baker, Johnson)

Chicago Military Academy - College prep with a military model

Daniel Hale Williams - Medical Careers

Hyde Park Career Academy - International Baccalaureate® (IB) and CTE Programs

Epic Academy (Charter)

Urban Prep (Charter)

Wendell Phillips High School (AUSL) High School

Leo Academy High School (Private)

November Events

Check list for high school planning

November 12 - Report card pick up (Provide a copy of your child's report card for the counselor. Some schools require this information is submitted with the application.)

November 22nd is the last November test date for students who are eligible for selective enrollment. Students should bring their eligibility letter to school to ensure they can apply to get their results within 3 weeks.

Be on time for any required testing for selective enrollment high schools. It is recommended that you arrive at least 15-30 minutes earlier and bring your entry letter.

Attend Open House opportunities at high schools you are interested in.

Go to to find open house dates.

Get your results from the selective enrollment exam and use your total points information to apply to selective enrollment high schools where you meet the total points criteria.

Field Trips

To provide exposure to Career and Technical Education programs as well as Charter options, 2 field trips are scheduled this month.

November 19 - Dunbar High School

November 24 - Baker College Prep

Parents are invited to participate in both of these opportunities.

Upcoming Open House Dates

Mrs. Rose, Professional School Counselor

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