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CPS Board Approves the Single Application

ENSURING THAT EVERY CHICAGO FAMILY AND CHILD HAS ACCESS TO A HIGH-QUALITY SCHOOL
NEWS




 

SINGLE APPLICATION QUICK FACTS

One centralized system. 

One notification date. 

Less kids switching schools during the school year, leading to less disruptions in their education. 


 
Chicago Board of Education
Approves the Single Application


Yesterday, the Chicago Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously in favor of moving to a single application for all public high schools in the city. This decision comes just after a recently released report from the Institute for Innovation in Public School Choice (IIPSC) and New Schools for Chicago outlining the feedback and recommendations of parents from across the city. 

The decision is a historic win for children and families, as the single application will provide increased access to high-quality schools for families, and move schools to one notification deadline
improving stability within the district. 

Three Kids First Chicago speakers, two students from Plato Elementary and a mom whose child is now enrolled at a Noble Network campus, spoke at the meeting. The parent concluded her remarks by delivering a stack of more than 470 petitions from supporters in favor of a single application.  

Under the new process, families can apply to any of their public-school options in one place. This includes traditional neighborhood, magnet, military, and participating charter schools, as well as special programs like IB and CTE. 

We commend CPS on their responsiveness to family needs in their approval of the single application system. We look forward to working together with families and CPS to support the successful implementation of the single application for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.  
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SINGLE APPLICATION
FAQ's
Through our Kids First Chicago campaign, we are committed to helping families understand and navigate the new process. 
We've developed a quick facts guide for the new system.
READ FAQ'S
MATCHING PROCESS
Under the new system families will rank their school choices, and the application system will match them to their highest rank choice with available seats for which they qualify. 
WATCH VIDEO
RESEARCH REPORT
In January 2017, New Schools for Chicago and Chicago Public Schools organized 10 parent focus groups which were led by the Institute for Innovation in Public School Choice. 
READ REPORT
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