ATTN: 8th Grade Families

Dear 8th Grade Family,

We are reaching out to provide information regarding the CPS High School Admissions Test and its role in the School Year 2023-24 (SY24) GoCPS application process.  For SY24 GoCPS applications, CPS will continue to use one exam, the CPS High School Admissions Test (HSAT), to help determine admittance into choice and selective enrollment programs that require academic criteria. Qualifying CPS eighth grade district and charter school students will take this test during the school day at their school of enrollment.  Using one exam and giving all students the opportunity to take the test at school reduces testing for students interested in choice and selective programs. 

Most students will take the CPS High School Admissions Test at school on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. The test will be administered online, unless students qualify for specific available accommodations, and will consist of the following four sections:

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The GoCPS application window opened on Wednesday, September 21 and closes on Friday, December 2. Visit for more information on the application process and timeline.  

You are welcome to reach out to Mrs. Moshe’ Brewer at with any questions about the CPS High School Admissions Test or the GoCPS application process. Thank you for your continued partnership in your student’s success.


Tara Shelton