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Admission to an Academic Center is determined by three factors:


  • 5th grade grades in core school subjects (Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies)

  • 5th grade Spring NWEA/MAP scores for CPS students, or 6th grade fall NWEA/MAP test scores for non-CPS students

  • Academic Center Entrance Exam

Center’s are housed in local high schools, with seven sites across the Chicagoland area: Harlan High School in Roseland, Kenwood Academy in Kenwood/Hyde Park, Lane Tech in Roscoe Village, Lindblom Math and Science Academy in West Englewood, Morgan Park High School in Morgan Park, Taft High School in Norwood Park, and Whitney M. Young Magnet High School on the Near West Side. 

Click Here to Register for our CPS Selective Enrollment Exam Bootcamp

August 23rd - August 27th from 4-6PM

There are many high schools in Chicago, but among 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, scored out of a total 900 points, 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.

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