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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!
: "My son got into Northside Prep! Thank you!!!!" : "My daughter and step son were accepted into their first choice – Northside." : "You guys are fantastic!!! Thank you." : "Thanks again for all of your help and just so you know our daughter thought her Instructor was excellent and : "I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the learning opportunity that my son experienced these past 8 : "We received our son’s scores today and we are extremely proud of him and grateful to you for all of : "I just wanted to report that our daughter got three 99’s on the test for a perfect 300. We are : "I am pleased to announce that my son has accepted an offer to attend Lane Tech this fall. He is : "We wanted to give a huge thanks to SelectivePrep and our Instructor. We receive the Selective Enrollment Exam test results : "My daughter received her results. She got 300 points. She scored 99 in each of the four categories. She got : "I just wanted to let you know that our son got into Lane Tech. Thank you." : "We received the scores today. Our daughter got a 300! Thanks so much for the course." : "My daughter was in your class this past year. I’m happy to report that she scored well enough to obtain : "I would like to thank you and the SelectivePrep staff for all the work you put in with my daughter. : "Our son says that his experience with the Instructor and the classes has been wonderful and he is still working : "Thanks ever so much for your excellent clarification, motivation, and instruction of our son and his successful SelectivePrep course and : "Our son was accepted to Walter Payton with an 898 score in Tier 4. Next we need help to get : "Just letting you know that my daughter got accepted to Walter Payton. Thanks for all you do for the children. : "I just wanted to let you know that my son got accepted to Whitney young on the first round. Thank : "Perfect 300 – received the letter today. Thank you for all you have done to help him nail it. He

8th Grade Program

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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