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Congratulations 8th Graders!

Selective Enrollment High School admissions results for 2014-2015 were mailed on week of February 21st 2014.  Click here to view all the 2014 feedback provided by 8th Grade parents.

Feedback from years past: 2013, 2012, 20112010

Happy Parents!
: "We thought the prep sessions were terrific and the Instructor was a god." : "Thanks again for all of your help and just so you know our daughter thought her Instructor was excellent and : "I just wanted to let you know that my son got his scores back and he received a 300 on : "We left no stone unturned and enrolled our son into SelectivePrep. Our son aced the Entrance Exam, scoring 300 out : "Thanks ever so much for your excellent clarification, motivation, and instruction of our son and his successful SelectivePrep course and : "Thanks for offering these clinics as part of the program. Our son has found them useful in deepening his understanding : "First of all… your program is great." : "Thank you so much for all of the information that you have provided. I cannot express enough how much SelectivePrep : "I just wanted to let you know that our son got into Lane Tech. Thank you." : "I just wanted to let you know that our son was admitted to St. Ignatius, his first choice for high : "My son took your fall class and then took his Selective Enrollment Exam and got a perfect score. He usually : "My daughter received her results. She got 300 points. She scored 99 in each of the four categories. She got : "My daughters both attended the SelectivePrep program and both got into Whitney Young. We were very happy with the program : "Just a quick note to let you know that I really appreciate all the feedback, assistance and e-mails that our : "I just wanted to report that our daughter got three 99’s on the test for a perfect 300. We are : "You guys are fantastic!!! Thank you." : "Thanks for offering the class. My daughter got 300 out of 300 on the test and got her first choice." : "Our daughter feels good about the test. Thanks very much for the great preparation." : "I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the learning opportunity that my son experienced these past 8 : "We are very excited and proud of our daughter. She was accepted to Walter Payton. The points she received on

8th Grade Program

Register NOW: Our LAST classes to prepare for the Selective Enrollment Entrance Exam start on Saturday, November 15, 2014!

SelectivePrep offers the only classroom programs in Chicago to help students prepare for the Selective Enrollment Entrance Exam. This test is one third of the score required for admissions to a Selective Enrollment High School.

Program Overview

With the SelectivePrep Program, students prepare for the Selective Enrollment Entrance Exam in a structured classroom setting with one of our expert instructors. These classes enable students to master the math and verbal topics on the exam. Students leave the course better equipped to face the admissions process and better prepared to succeed in high school. The SelectivePrep Program starts with a diagnostic test to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses. Students will have access to supplemental material so they can practice in areas where they need the most improvement. Students also take a practice test under test conditions just before they take "the real thing". The SelectivePrep Program:

  • Is offered on weekends at convenient locations or after school at local elementary schools
  • Includes both regular 8 week (2 hours per session) or intensive 4 week (4 hours per session) programs
  • Includes a Study Guide with extensive review material
  • Includes a Diagnostic Test to pinpoint student strengths/weaknesses
  • Is divided between math and verbal sections
  • Does not use calculators to encourage students to think on their feet
  • Limits class size to twenty students
  • Provides regular communication to parents on student progress

Click pdfhere146.07 KB to view or download a copy of the weekend schedule. Our after school classes will be under Register Now, 8th Grade Programs.

Program Syllabus

Session Topics Covered
Session 1 Diagnostic Test; Intro to Exam, Number Properties
Session 2 Decimals, Fractions and Mixed Numbers, Probability and Combinations, Reading Comprehension 1
Session 3 Percents, Ratios, Averages, Grammar 1
Session 4 Basic Algebra & Equations; Reading Comprehension 2
Session 5 Inequalities, Units of Measurement, Charts and Graphs, Grammar 2
Session 6 Geometry, Vocabulary Review
Session 7 Word Problems, Grammar 3
Session 8 Practice Test; Practice Test Review & Last Minute Tips

Click here to try some sample SelectivePrep Selective Enrollment Entrance Exam Program material.

Program Timing

SelectivePrep's Selective Enrollment Exam Program starts in September 2014.

Register for the Selective Enrollment Exam Program 

After School Classes

SelectivePrep conducts after school classes at elementary schools across Chicago. If you are interested in an after school class at your school, please contact us.

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