Chicago School GPS
"Hidden Gems" High School Fair
Participating Schools & Businesses
Schools are being added often so check back periodically for an updated list.
Please Contact us if you would like to be a school or resource exhibitor at our 2016 Fair.
Information Sessions are described below.
All sessions are 20-25 minutes in length.
High School Entrance Testing with Test Prep Chicago
Public & private high school entrance testing tips and tricks to help you know what to expect for the high school entrance exams, including the CPS SEHS exam, the parochial HSPT and the independent ISEE exams.
Navigating High School Admissions with Chicago School GPS
School GPS will provide an overview of the high school search and
admissions process to help you and your family with this important
decision and make it a bit less overwhelming.
- Learn about CPS High School options (beyond Selective Enrollment!) including IB, magnet and specialty schools.
the requirements for admission to public and private schools: CPS
Tiers, the Point System, independent & parochial school timelines, interviews
a jump on the high school search madness by learning some tips and
strategies, including how to tackle school tours and open houses.
A Primer to Private School Scholarships with Chicago School GPS & LINK Scholarships
a private school education is out of your reach? Think again! Learn
about the myriad of scholarship opportunities at both parochial and
independent private schools, including need and merit based
scholarships. Understand the process and timing involved so that you
don’t miss out on any opportunities!
Peer-to-Peer Q&A Session for Middle Schoolers with High School Students
to learn the REAL scoop about life during high school? The best
perspective is that from a current student, so middle schoolers are
encouraged to attend this peer-to-peer session to ask questions and get
honest answers from peers currently in high school. Please have your
middle schooler include a question for the session at the bottom of the
Executive Functioning Success for Middle Schoolers by Chicago Home Tutor
Geared to middle schoolers to help them identify areas of focus to get them ready for high school. Targeting organization, time management, planning, prioritizing, study skills and test taking: the skills they need now to make them successful, independent learners that are KEY to making a smooth transition between middle and high school.
Entrance Essay Mini-Bootcamp for Middle Schoolers
A mini-bootcamp for
middle schoolers to learn the ins and outs of writing effective
application essays. Whether you are applying to public or private
schools, chances are you may need to write an essay as part of your
application or interview process, so here’s your chance to learn some