Chicago Public Schools has completely revamped its high school application process and is launching GoCPS, a new
website where students and families will be able to:
 Review school and program options in one place
 Rank these school and program choices based on their preferences
 Be matched with the highest possible high school their student is qualified for and that has available seats
The new application process will first be used by students that will be freshman in the 2018-19 school year and will be
rolled out in five phases. The first phase, “Subscribe,” launched this week to provide a basic overview of the new
application process, and a way to subscribe to the GoCPS mailing list to receive important announcements and updates
along the way.
Current CPS Families
 Subscribe (May – June 2017): Sign up to receive important updates and announcements
 Research (June – July 2017): Conduct detailed research to find the best school for your child
 Activate (August – September 2017): Create an account and access your student’s eligibility
 Apply (October – December 2017): Complete applications with one system and one deadline
 Match (January – June 2018): Get matched and receive high school offers
Non-CPS Families
 Research (Begins June 2017): Conduct detailed research to find the best school for your child
 Test & Activate (Tentatively Begin Scheduling August 2017): Schedule NWEA testing and create an account to
access eligibility
 Apply (Available After Testing): Complete applications with one system and one deadline
 Match (Available After Testing): Get matched and receive high school offers
With GoCPS, Chicago Public Schools wants to empower all students to attend the school with the best environment,
programs and activities for them while creating an application process is that is more equitable, transparent and simple
for everyone. Families of current seventh graders/rising eight graders are encouraged to visit Go.CPS.edu as soon as
possible to start learning about the new application process and to subscribe to the GoCPS mailing list.
If you have additional questions, please contact Chicago Public Schools at:
CPS Office of Access & Enrollment
773-553- 2060 | gocps@cps.edu
42 W. Madison St. | Chicago, IL 60602

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