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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 wanted to give a huge thanks to SelectivePrep and our Instructor. We receive the Selective Enrollment Exam test results : "I just wanted to let you know that our daughter got into Whitney Young. She had a perfect entrance exam : "Thanks for offering these clinics as part of the program. Our son has found them useful in deepening his understanding : "Our daughter was accepted to her 1st choice, Walter Payton, with a total score of 889. Thank you so much : "Thank you so much for all of the information that you have provided. I cannot express enough how much SelectivePrep : "Thank you for your support and follow-up. We are pleased to advise you that our son scored 300 out of : "My son received 300 points out of 300 points on the Selective Enrollment Exam. He was admitted to Payton." : "We received our son’s scores today and we are extremely proud of him and grateful to you for all of : "I know that you like feedback on how things went. My daughter took your 7th and 8th grade classes last : "Our daughter got into Walter Payton!" : "Payton it is!" : "Thank you so much for all of the information that you have provided. I cannot express enough how much SelectivePrep : "I am so happy to tell you that we just got an envelope and our son is accepted to Jones! : "I am pleased to announce that my son has accepted an offer to attend Lane Tech this fall. He is : "My daughter received an offer from Lane Tech and Lincoln Park Double Honors Program." : "My daughter received her results. She got 300 points. She scored 99 in each of the four categories. She got : "I am pleased to announce that my son has accepted an offer to attend Lane Tech this fall. He is : "Our son says that his experience with the Instructor and the classes has been wonderful and he is still working : "We thought the prep sessions were terrific and the Instructor was a god." : "Thanks ever so much for your excellent clarification, motivation, direction and instruction of our son. He was admitted to Lane!

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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