High School Letter 2013 - 2014

Dear 8th Grade Families:

Welcome back! The high school selection process is underway.  Below you will find dates for some important events:
CPS High School Applications Available October 1st, 2013
High School Applications Due to Counselor by Monday December 2nd, 2013
CPS Application Deadline Friday December 6th, 2013

Parents, I encourage you to continue to stress the importance of these events. The High School Application window begins October 1st. No applications will be available at Dever until after October 1st. Applications will be due throughout the coming months, ending the first week in December. Many schools have their own, unique applications, so please check specific school websites or contact me for applications. Some applications are electronic.

This year, CPS has provided each student with an eligibility letter. This letter summarizes the student’s final 7th grade grades and 7th grade ISAT scores. Information is also included on the student’s eligibility to apply to certain schools through the CPS Office of Access and Enrollment. Please keep in mind, there are other schools that students may be eligible to apply for, such as charter schools and other schools that have their own application process.

I will be having individualized meetings with students about the high school process in October and the beginning of November. The dates that are current open are October 9th, October 16th, October 23rd, and October 30th.  If these dates or times do not work for you please do not hesitate to contact me at Dever to find a time that works best with your schedule.  I will also be working with the students from 1:30 – 2:00 during the week to discuss the high school process.

For the first time, Dever along with the support of Locke, Canty, and Bridge Elementary schools will be hosting a high school fair for 8th grade students only on October 17th from 5pm to 7pm at Dever Elementary School.

I look forward to working with you throughout the coming year. Remember to check the Dever School Website (www.deverelementary.org) for updates regarding the application process. There is a section specific to High School on my blog. Please do not hesitate to contact me at 773-534-3090 with questions or concerns or email me at ndlamaka @cps.edu.  I have also attached information about the changes to high school process for 2013 -2014.  Further information can also be found on the Office of Access and Enrollment’s website at http://www.cpsoae.org/.   In the month of November I will be taking maternity leave and a designed faculty member from Dever will assist the students with the transition of personnel during their application process.

Mrs. Nicole LaMaka-Currie