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    Overview of Chicago Public Schools IB High School Selection Process for 2012-2013 Entry

    Below is an overview of the selection process for each IB High School (provided by CPS Office of Access and Enrollment).

    IB High School Admissions -- 2012-2013.pdf

    Admission into International Baccalaureate (IB) High Schools

    In order to participate in the selection process for IB High Schools, students were required to have a minimum stanine of 5 in reading comprehension and 5 in total math (or a combined stanine of at least 10 if the student has an IEP/504 or is an English Language Learner).

    After these criteria were met, the selection process varied for each school as outlined below:

    Amundsen:
    • Any student who attends McPherson School (IB partner school), and who met the stanine requirement, received an offer.
    • Students who live in Amundsen’s attendance area received a bonus of 25 points.
    • Amundsen offered spots to the top 504 scoring students (scores were out of 900 points, split evenly among seventh grade final [cumulative] grades and ISAT scores in reading comprehension and total math, adding in the possible bonus points for living in the attendance area.)
    • No interview was required for Amundsen applicants.
    Bogan:
    • Any student who attends Marquette School (IB partner school), and who met the stanine requirement, received an offer.
    • Students who live in Bogan’s attendance area received a bonus of 25 points.
    • Bogan offered spots to the top 218 scoring students (scores were out of 900 points, split evenly among seventh grade final [cumulative] grades and ISAT scores in reading comprehension and total math, adding in the possible bonus points for living in the attendance area.)
    • No interview was required for Bogan applicants.
    Curie:
    • Any student who attends Edwards or Madero School (IB partner schools), and who met the stanine requirement, received an offer -- without having to interview.
    • All other students were required to interview to be considered for admission to Curie. Students needed to meet a minimum requirement of 529 points out of 600 (based on seventh grade final [cumulative] grades and ISAT scores in reading comprehension and total math) to qualify for a Curie interview.
    • Qualified students interviewed for Curie; these interviews were scored.
    • Students who live in Curie’s attendance area received a bonus of 25 points.
    • Curie offered spots to the top 204 scoring students (scores were out of 900 points, split evenly among grades, ISAT scores, and the interview score, adding in the possible bonus points for living in the attendance area.)
    Hubbard:
    • All students were required to interview to be considered for admission to Hubbard. Students needed to meet a minimum requirement of 445 points out of 600 (based on seventh grade final [cumulative] grades and ISAT scores in reading comprehension and total math) to qualify for a Hubbard interview.
    • Qualified students interviewed for Hubbard; these interviews were scored.
    • Students who live in Hubbard’s attendance area received a bonus of 25 points.
    • Hubbard offered spots to the top 150 scoring students (scores were out of 900 points, split evenly among grades, ISAT scores, and the interview score, adding in the possible bonus points for living in the attendance area.)
    Hyde Park:
    • Any student who attends Carnegie School (IB partner school), and who met the stanine requirement, received an offer.
    • Students who live in Hyde Park’s attendance area received a bonus of 25 points.
    • Hyde Park offered spots to the top 594 scoring students (scores were out of 900 points, split evenly among seventh grade final [cumulative] grades and ISAT scores in reading comprehension and total math, adding in the possible bonus points for living in the attendance area.)
    • No interview was required for Hyde Park applicants.

    Kelly:
    • Students who live in Kelly’s attendance area received a bonus of 25 points.
    • Kelly offered spots to the top 1198 scoring students (scores were out of 900 points, split evenly among seventh grade final [cumulative] grades and ISAT scores in reading comprehension and total math, adding in the possible bonus points for living in the attendance area.)
    • No interview was required for Kelly applicants.

    Lincoln Park:
    • All students were required to interview to be considered for admission to Lincoln Park. Students needed to meet a minimum requirement of 590 points out of 600 (based on seventh grade final [cumulative] grades and ISAT percentiles) to qualify for a Lincoln Park interview.
    • Qualified students interviewed for Lincoln Park; these interviews were scored.
    • Students who live in Lincoln Park’s attendance area received a bonus of 25 points.
    • Lincoln Park offered spots to the top 340 scoring students (scores were out of 900 points, split evenly among grades, ISAT scores, and the interview score, adding in the possible bonus points for living in the attendance area.)
    Morgan Park:
    • All students were required to interview to be considered for admission to Morgan Park. Students needed to meet a minimum requirement of 484 points out of 600 (based on seventh grade final [cumulative] grades and ISAT scores in reading comprehension and total math) to qualify for a Morgan Park interview.
    • Qualified students interviewed for Morgan Park; these interviews were scored.
    • Students who live in Morgan Park’s attendance area received a bonus of 25 points.
    • Morgan Park offered spots to the top 201 scoring students (scores were out of 900 points, split evenly among grades, ISAT scores, and the interview score, adding in the possible bonus points for living in the attendance area.)
    Ogden:
    • Any student who attends Ogden School (IB partner school), and who met the stanine requirement, received an offer -- without having to interview.
    • All other students were required to interview to be considered for admission to Ogden. Students needed to meet a minimum requirement of 533 points out of 600 (based on seventh grade final [cumulative] grades and ISAT scores in reading comprehension and total math) to qualify for an Ogden interview.
    • Qualified students interviewed for Ogden; these interviews were scored.
    • Students who live in Ogden’s attendance area received a bonus of 25 points.
    • Ogden offered spots to the top 145 scoring students (scores were out of 900 points, split evenly among grades, ISAT scores, and the interview score, adding in the possible bonus points for living in the attendance area.)
    Prosser:
    • Students who live in Prosser’s attendance area received a bonus of 25 points.
    • Prosser offered spots to the top 200 scoring students (scores were out of 900 points, split evenly among seventh grade final [cumulative] grades and ISAT scores in reading comprehension and total math, adding in the possible bonus points for living in the attendance area.)
    • No interview was required for Prosser applicants.
    Senn:
    • Any student who attends Peirce School (IB partner school), and who met the stanine requirement, received an offer -- without having to interview.
    • All other students were required to interview to be considered for admission to Senn. Students needed to meet a minimum requirement of 407 points out of 600 (based on seventh grade final [cumulative] grades and ISAT scores in reading comprehension and total math) to qualify for a Senn interview.
    • Qualified students interviewed for Senn; these interviews were scored.
    • Students who live in Senn’s attendance area received a bonus of 25 points.
    • Senn offered spots to the top 230 scoring students (scores were out of 900 points, split evenly among grades, ISAT scores, and the interview score, adding in the possible bonus points for living in the attendance area.)
    South Shore:
    • Any student who attends Bouchet School (IB partner school), and who met the stanine requirement, received an offer -- without having to interview.
    • All other students were required to interview to be considered for admission to South Shore. Students needed to meet a minimum requirement of 474 points out of 600 (based on seventh grade final [cumulative] grades and ISAT scores in reading comprehension and total math) to qualify for a South Shore interview.
    • Qualified students interviewed for South Shore; these interviews were scored.
    • Students who live in South Shore’s attendance area received a bonus of 25 points.
    • South Shore offered spots to the top 74 scoring students (scores were out of 900 points, split evenly among grades, ISAT scores, and the interview score, adding in the possible bonus points for living in the attendance area.)

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    Overview of IB High School Selection Process for 2012-2013 Entry (cont'd)

    Steinmetz:
    • Any student who attends Locke School (IB partner school), and who met the stanine requirement, received an offer -- without having to interview.
    • All other students were required to interview to be considered for admission to Steinmetz. Students needed to meet a minimum requirement of 502 points out of 600 (based on seventh grade final [cumulative] grades and ISAT scores in reading comprehension and total math) to qualify for a Steinmetz interview.
    • Qualified students interviewed for Steinmetz; these interviews were scored.
    • Students who live in Steinmetz’s attendance area received a bonus of 25 points.
    • Steinmetz offered spots to the top 68 scoring students (scores were out of 900 points, split evenly among grades, ISAT scores, and the interview score, adding in the possible bonus points for living in the attendance area.)
    Taft:
    • All students were required to interview to be considered for admission to Taft. Students needed to meet a minimum requirement of 566 points out of 600 (based on seventh grade final [cumulative] grades and ISAT scores in reading comprehension and total math) to qualify for a Taft interview.
    • Qualified students interviewed for Taft; these interviews were scored.
    • Students who live in Taft’s attendance area received a bonus of 25 points.
    • Taft offered spots to the top 180 scoring students (scores were out of 900 points, split evenly among grades, ISAT scores, and the interview score, adding in the possible bonus points for living in the attendance area.)
    Washington:
    • Any student who attends Marsh School (IB partner school), and who met the stanine requirement, received an offer -- without having to interview.
    • All other students were required to interview to be considered for admission to Washington. Students needed to meet a minimum requirement of 377 points out of 600 (based on seventh grade final [cumulative] grades and ISAT scores in reading comprehension and total math) to qualify for a Washington interview.
    • Qualified students interviewed for Washington; these interviews were scored.
    • Students who live in Washington’s attendance area received a bonus of 25 points.
    • Washington offered spots to the top 142 scoring students (scores were out of 900 points, split evenly among grades, ISAT scores, and the interview score, adding in the possible bonus points for living in the attendance area.)

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