Please join Chicago School GPS for our 8th Annual Hidden Gems High School Fair. It is a unique and highly popular event where we bring together 30+ “hidden gems” high schools that admit students from a wide variety of backgrounds but don’t require perfect grades or superior test scores. This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your 6th - 8th grade student to meet representatives from great schools you may not have previously known or considered and to take part in information sessions on a variety of topics. See the attached flyer and below for additional information.
GETTING TO THE FAIR:
De La Salle Institute is located at 3434 S. Michigan. Lot parking is available.
AT THE FAIR:
Check-in beginning at 12:30 PM. The main program will begin in the auditorium at 1pm. We are still finalizing the schedule, but it will look something like this:
Brief 1 minute presentation from each school, highlighting what is unique about their school (historically the most enlightening part of the Fair for families, so arrive by 1pm!)
1:45PM: School booths open & student ambassadors available
2:30PM-4PM: Half hour Informational sessions for parents:
High School Admissions for public & private schools
Entrance Exam Testing for SEHS, HSPT & ISEE (Test Prep Chicago)
Scholarship Ins and Outs by Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
2:30PM-4PM: Half hour participation sessions for middle schoolers:
Peer to Peer forums - high school ambassadors answer questions from middle schoolers (CSG)
Executive Functioning tips and tricks for high school by Chicago Home Tutor
International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs Demystified
SPREAD THE WORD
The more Chicago families know about how to widen their net, the better it is for all! Save with online registration: CSG HS Fair Registration ($15/family; walk-in registration is $25/family - see attached flyer). All pre-registrants are also eligible to win raffle prizes and all attendees receive discounts on CSG services. Registration is not finalized until payment or arrangements for fee waivers are made.
Hope to see your family at the Fair!
Ginger, Grace, and Carolyn
Chicago School GPS