Final Week of High School Applications. All applications due by December 22, 2017
Online applications accepted until 11:59 p.m.
Paper/hand delivered applications accepted until 5:00 p.m.
Single Best Offer
A core component of GoCPS is our new single best offer model. Students will receive a single offer to a non-selective enrollment program, if they match, and an additional offer to a selective enrollment program, if they match. This is different than in past years where there was no limit to the number of offers a student could receive, and makes it really important that you: 1.) only apply to programs that you would accept an offer from, and 2.) rank your selected programs according to your true preferences. This will increase your chances of getting an offer from a school you want to attend. To learn more about this, please view the “How it Works” section on the “How to Apply” page.
How to Apply
Maximize Your Chances of Matching
When choosing which high school programs to apply to, make sure you are comfortable with your chances of getting a seat. Students are only guaranteed a seat in the general education program of their neighborhood school, so depending on how competitive it is to get into a different program, there is a chance that you may not match with the ones you apply to. In order to maximize your chances of matching with a program you selected, make sure you follow these steps: 1.) review the admissions criteria of each high school program you are applying to and get a sense of your student’s qualifications against these criteria, 2.) use the Selective Enrollment Point Calculation Tool to assist in identifying Selective Enrollment schools you are well qualified for, and 3.) select as many programs as you would accept an offer from so you have back up choices to your top ranked ones.
Review School Admissions Criteria
Last Chance to Make Changes
Applications can be modified online until 11:59 p.m. on December 22. You may want to add or delete a program to your list, or you may want to change the ranking of the programs to which you’ve applied. If you applied using the online application site, you can simply log into your account and make those changes. If you applied via paper application, you will need to request an Application Modification Form from the Office of Access and Enrollment. Contact them at 773-553-2060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Access & Enrollment
Don’t Forget to RSVP for Admissions Screenings
Certain programs require you to attend admissions screenings. You will be prompted during the application process to schedule your appointment(s) via the RSVP function, so make sure you don’t skip this important step.
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If you have any questions, contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email email@example.com.
Friends of Peirce will get 20 percent back on each Honeybaked Ham gift card purchased online. Gift cars come in $10, $25, $50 and $100 amounts.
PURCHASING IS EASY, JUST VISIT:
DELIVERY IS FAST!
Cards are mailed out quickly, giving you plenty of time to place your holiday pre-orders!
A SPECIAL OFFER, JUST FOR YOUR FAMILY!
Redeem your gift card at our Chicago location and lunch for your family is on us!
Order online now!
Check out the Friends of Peirce Honeybaked ham Fundraiser flyer for details.
Please join us for the Winter concert!
Date: Thursday, December 21, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Location: Peirce School Auditorium
All Kindergarten through 3rd grade students, as well as Peirce Performers and Choir, Jr.
will perform songs of the season.
Selected 4th grade students will perform on Recorder
Selected 3rd graders will perform on Ukulele
Dance Performances presented by 3rd and 4th grade students:
Winter Concert 2017 - flyer
On December 11th, Peirce held a parent workshop: Understanding the Special Education Inclusion Model.
The inclusion model is based on a belief that all students can learn, and that students with disabilities learn best when they have the opportunity to learn with their non-disabled peers in the general education setting.
Special Education Inclusion at Peirce - presentation
IB pamphlet about Inclusive Education
In honor of their 10th Anniversary Celebration, Andersonville's modern independent coffee shop,The Coffee Studio, will be raffling this amazing 10th Anniversary Coffee and Tea Gift Box and collecting donations to benefit Friends of Peirce ($3 per entry ticket). Entries will be accepted through Sunday, December 17th at 9pm.
The 10th Anniversary Gift Box contains over $250 worth of prizes, including:
The first 250 customers on The Coffee Studio's 10th Anniversary will receive a free drawing entry ticket, and additional individual entries will be available with a $3 donation to benefit Friends of Peirce through Sunday, December 17th. Come out and support a great school and a great local business!
The Coffee Studio is located at 5628 N Clark St in Andersonville. Open 6:30am every day.
Visit The Coffee Studio online
Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) will be offering a new term of classes that will run from the beginning of January to the end of March. We will hold registration for these classes in December.
Flyers one for their evening classes at Senn High School and for classes at CMAA are attached below.
For more information, contact:
Assistant Manager, Education and Employment
Chinese Mutual Aid Association
1016 West Argyle Street
Chicago, IL 60640
Evening classes at Penn - flyer
Classes at CMAA - flyer
Loyola will be offering FREE admission for kids under the age of 14 on December 22nd. . Kids can claim their ticket at the box office inside of Gentile Arena. Game time is at 12pm.
We understand most schools are not able to attend due to previously scheduled activities but still wanted to make the game available to any kids that may already be out of school.
Please do not hesitate to send the attached graphic out. Thank you all and Happy Holidays!
The network science fair is looking for judges. Those that might be interested in judging should sign up - these are not the Peirce science fair, but the network science fair. We are not doing science fair with all kids at the school level but as an after school group.
Below is the link to the judges registration form. We are asking each school to provide 3-5 (or more!) judges for the regional fair at Truman College on Friday 1/26 from 8:30-12:30.
Peirce Middle School Washington DC Fundraiser
Grab your friends & coworkers and head to Edge of Sweetness for coffee, sweets or lunch! Nibble while your kids make a holiday project.
Edge of Sweetness will share proceeds with Helen C Peirce School to provide scholarships for 7th and 8th grade students to go to Washington DC in May 2018. You get a cinnamon roll; our students have a life- changing experience learning about democracy.
Edge of Sweetness Fundraiser flyer