Attention 8th grade Parents and Students
We hope you had a restful and fun spring break! I would like to remind you that you only have THIS week of April 10th – the DEADLINE of April 14th at 5pm to accept an offer. I again would like to stress that you must accept an offer by the DEADLINE listed above or your child(ren) will only be able to attend their neighborhood high school which is based upon your physical residential address. You can check for your neighborhood school here School Locator if you have since relocated.
If you add yourself to various schools’ waitlists, file an appeal, or apply for principal discretion you still need to accept an offer by the DEADLINE listed above. Again, these are separate processes and will not impact the current offer unless you don’t meet the DEADLINE. They are separate because you may not get a seat through these processes.
In my eleven years here at South Loop I have only had approximately 5 students who have been offered a seat through Principal Discretion. It is even more competitive due to the 5% of the freshmen class representing potentially only as few as 12 seats to as many as 50 seats at the various selective enrollment schools.
I can not stress enough that you must accept an offer by the DEADLINE of April 14th and receive a confirmation. Ms. Shelton, myself or the District CAN NOT obtain an offer once the DEADLINE has passed. Thus, your child(ren) will only be able to attend their neighborhood high school based upon your physical residential address.
As always you can contact me upon return from Spring Break at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.534.4533