CPS Selective Enrollment Exam and Process

There are many types of high schools available in Chicago, and the most academically challenging are CPS’ Selective Enrollment High Schools. The Selective Enrollment application is a rigorous process and Tiger Tutor can help your child prepare to get the best score possible.

The Selective Enrollment High Schools offer rigorous programming for Chicago’s most academically advanced students and are some of the best high schools in the state. These high schools are free and open to the public. The application (900 points total) is divided into three parts: 7th grade academic grades in core school subjects (300 points), standardized test scores from the NWEA/MAP test students take in 7th grade (300 points), and the selective enrollment exam, which students take in 8th grade (300 points). Tiger Tutor currently offers tutoring for the CPS Selective Enrollment Exam, a critical part of this process. This is an important -- and often stressful -- time, and we’re here to make sure your child is well prepared for test day.

There are 11 Selective Enrollment High Schools:


  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Preparatory (Kenwood) 

  • Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy (Roseland)

  • Hancock College Preparatory High School (West Elsdon)

  • Jones College Preparatory High School (South Loop)

  • Lane Tech College Preparatory High School (North Center)

  • Northside College Preparatory High School (North Park)

  • Robert Lindblom Math and Science Academy (West Englewood)

  • South Shore College Preparatory High School (South Shore)

  • Walter Payton College Preparatory High School (Near North Side)

  • Westinghouse High School (Humboldt Park)

  • Whitney M. Young Magnet High School (Near West Side)

Here at Tiger Tutor, we offer both private one-on-one tutoring and small group classes (3-5 students) for the Selective Enrollment High School exam. The Selective Enrollment High School exam has historically never been released to the public, and Tiger Tutor uses our own proprietary curriculum based on students’ past experiences with the exam. All services include a complimentary pre-assessment and post-test.

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