Applying to high school is a process
Did you know that all eighth grade students in the entire city of Chicago, which is on average between 13k- 17k students, are eligible to apply
Did you know that if your child aplies and is admitted to an academic center they are automatically enrolled as a ninth grader at that high school
Did you know that some high schools have more than one program type and you can and should apply to all to maximize your chances of being accepted
Begin by having a conversation with your child's classroom teacher.
The teacher must then determine if support(s) are needed in the area of concern known as Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
If the interventions are not producing positive results then the teacher and yourself will be referring your child for an evaluation. That evaluation if necessary will be conducted by one or more of the assigned support staff listed on my home page.
Read a brief overview that outlines the referral process