Spring 2019- SEHS Principal’s Selection

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    The handbook is now online https://cps.edu/SiteCollectionDocuments/gocps/PrincipalDiscretionHandbook.pdf

    “The Principal Discretion process allows Selective Enrollment High School principals to fill a designated number of seats, outside of the regular selection process, and in strict compliance with established guidelines, based on information provided through application packets submitted by students. Principal Discretion applications will be accepted from April 8, 2019, through April 19, 2019. Guidelines and instructions are available in the Principal Discretion Handbook, located at go.cps.edu, under ‘High School’ and ‘Principal Discretion.’”

    Great FAQs Here: https://cps.edu/SiteCollectionDocuments/gocps/PrincipalDiscretionFAQs.pdf including how many spots at each school.

    “How many Principal Discretion seats does each school have? Below is the number of Principal Discretion seats that each Selective Enrollment High School will be able to fill for the 2019-2020 school year:

    Brooks: 11

    Northside: 14

    Hancock: 8

    Payton: 15

    Jones: 21

    South Shore: 3

    King: 6

    Westinghouse: 10

    Lane: 56

    Young: 24

    Lindblom: 12

    • This topic was modified 3 weeks ago by  chicagoschooloptions.
    • This topic was modified 3 weeks ago by  chicagoschooloptions.
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    Who are the geniuses at CPS who decided that the principal’s discretion period runs concurrently with spring break?? Are they kidding? We’re asking these kids to get letters written, write an essay, get all their info together, and the application isn’t even AVAILABLE until Monday?? And then no school the week the thing is due (when the kids would likely need to get their letters back from teachers, etc.)

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      8th grade mom

      Well, all the kids are in the same boat.

      So get on it!

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    I have a couple of questions about PD –

    1) I think we can all agree that the timing is odd, particularly given that they are not releasing decisions until the week of June 3rd.

    2) How many students actually apply for PD for any given school?


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