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Admission Process

Admissions 2016 / 2017 School Year

The application period for the 2017-2018 school year begins on October 3, 2016 at 9am and ends on December 9, 2016 at 11:59pm.

There are three ways to enroll in Skinner West Classical, Fine Arts Magnet School:

Classical Program

Students who are interested in enrolling in the Classical Program must submit an application and take an entrance exam to qualify for Classical grades Kdg-8th. Students accepted into the accelerated Classical Program work one year above grade level in reading and math.

Parents must submit the Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools (SEES) Application by Dec. 9, 2016. Paper applications are available at the school or you can apply on line at www.apply.cps.edu

Paper applications must be mailed or delivered to:

Office of Access and Enrollment
Attn: SEES Application
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL 60602

WELCOME TO SKINNER WEST CLASSICAL SCHOOL

Please refer to www.cpsoae.org  and www.apply.cps.edu to learn more about the application process and for answers to frequently asked questions.

Neighborhood Program 2016 - 2017

Students entering Kdg. - 7th grades for the 2016-2017 school year may automatically enroll in the neighborhood component of Skinner West if they live within the school boundaries.

The boundaries are:

Beginning at Ashland Ave. and Kinzie Ave.
Ease - Desplaines St
South - Lake St.
East - Chicago River
South - Eisenhower Expressway
West - Ashland Ave (east side of street)
North - to starting point

Neighborhood Program Kindergarten Registration 2016-2017

Registration begins in Spring 2017, date TBA

CPS policy requires parents to provide proof of their child’s age, such as a birth certificate, and two proofs of address, such as a current utility bill and a driver’s license, in order to enroll.

Magnet Component

Parents who do not live in the neighborhood may apply to enter Skinner's neighborhood/magnet component for Kdg-7th grades by completing the Options for Knowledge Standard Elementary Application. Paper applications are available at the school or you can apply on line atwww.apply.cps.edu . Students will be selected based on a lottery and the number of available seats for grades Kdg-7th. Parents will be notified by CPS through mail of their child's ranking in the lottery.

Siblings of current Skinner West students are encouraged to complete this form also, by completing the sibling section.  Siblings are entered into the sibling lottery for the magnet component only (not classical).

The deadline for the application is Dec. 9, 2016. Paper applications must be mailed or delivered to:

Office of Access and Enrollment
Attn: SEES Application
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL 60602

Please refer to www.cpsoae.org/ and www.apply.cps.edu to learn more about the application process and for answers to frequently asked questions.

If you have questions about Skinner West, please contact the school clerk at 773.534.7790.

       
 

Contact

Mark T. Skinner West Elementary School
1260 W Adams St., Chicago, IL 60607
Tel: 773-534-7790

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