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“Hidden Gems” High School Fair

Participating Schools & Businesses

Thanks to our 2019 Major Sponsors:

If you are a high school interested in exhibiting in our 2020 Fair, please fill out our CSG School Inquiry Form located on our homepage or email us.

Information Sessions

All sessions are 20-25 minutes in length.  

High School Entrance Testing with Test Prep Chicago
Public & private high school entrance testing tips and tricks to help you know what to expect for the high school entrance exams, including the CPS SEHS exam, the parochial HSPT and the independent ISEE exams.  

Navigating High School Admissions with Chicago School GPS 
Chicago School GPS will provide an overview of the high school search and admissions process to help you and your family with this important decision and make it a bit less overwhelming.

  • Learn about CPS High School options (beyond Selective Enrollment!) including IB, magnet and specialty schools.
  • Learn the requirements for admission to public and private schools: CPS Tiers, the Point System, independent & parochial school timelines, interviews and recommendations.
  • Get a jump on the high school search madness by learning some tips and strategies, including how to tackle school tours and open houses.

Private School Scholarships with Jack Kent Cooke Foundation It’s never too early to start looking for financial support for your students!!  The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation offers a scholarship for high school but you must apply in 7th grade! Come to hear about the JKC scholarship and other opportunities that could lead to scholarships. We will share ideas about looking for scholarships (merit and need), financial support, and using your own network.

Peer-to-Peer Q&A Session for Middle Schoolers with High School Students
Want to learn the REAL scoop about life during high school?  The best perspective is that from a current student, so middle schoolers are encouraged to attend this peer-to-peer session to ask questions and get honest answers from peers currently in high school.  Please have your middle schooler include a question for the session at the bottom of the pre-registration form.  

Executive Functioning Success for Middle Schoolers by Chicago Home Tutor
Geared to middle schoolers to help them identify areas of focus to get them ready for high school.  Targeting organization, time management, planning, prioritizing, study skills and test taking: the skills they need now to make them successful, independent learners that are KEY to making a smooth transition between middle and high school.  

Value of International Baccalaureate Programs 
The President of the IL IB Schools will provide an explanation of the structure of the IB Diploma Program and an exploration of what it means to be an International Baccalaureate DP or IB course student.  The session will also cover the benefits that the program can bring in high school and beyond.