CPS Announces Application Process For 2020-2021 School Year

Last week, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) released information regarding the application process for the 2020-2021 school year. This refers to students who will be beginning high school during the 2020-2021 school year. The Northwest Evaluation Association Measures of Academic Progress exam (NWEA MAP) will once again be used for the eligibility and selection to Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools and to public high schools with academic requirements (Selective Enrollment High Schools).

For students who attended a CPS elementary school during the 2018-2019 school year, their 2019 spring NWEA MAP scores will be used for the admissions process.

Students who attended a non-CPS elementary school during the 2018-2019 school year will be required to take the NWEA MAP exam this fall. CPS will be administering the NWEA MAP exam free of charge throughout the city. The test will be offered at four sites: (1) Curie Metropolitan High School, (2) Lane Tech High School, (3) Lindblom Math and Science Academy, and (4) Westinghouse College Preparatory High School. Students will be scheduled for the test location closest to their residence.  

CPS will offer the NWEA MAP exam on four dates in September and two dates in October (dates listed below). Parents must submit the registration form to the Office of Access and Enrollment by no later than on Friday, August 30, 2019.

Test Dates

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019

  • Sunday, September 22, 2019

  • Saturday, September 28, 2019

  • Sunday, September 29, 2019

  • Saturday, October 5, 2019

  • Sunday, October 6, 2019

For more information about the application process for the 2020-2021 school year, please visit https://go.cps.edu/. Also, feel free to contact Charlie Howard with any questions.

Charlie Howard, Owner Test Prep Chicago
(872) 221-0175