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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!
: "Our daughter just got her score – 863. She got into Lane. She also got into Lincoln Park IB and : "My daughter and step son were accepted into their first choice – Northside." : "I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the learning opportunity that my son experienced these past 8 : "I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the learning opportunity that my son experienced these past 8 : "Our daughter accepted a seat at Lane. We are very pleased to say the least! She feels and we agree : "Thanks for offering the class. My daughter got 300 out of 300 on the test and got her first choice." : "By the way, the class my daughter took helped her a lot. She did well – 276 out of 300 : "My daughter received her results. She got 300 points. She scored 99 in each of the four categories. She got : "We received the scores today. Our daughter got a 300! Thanks so much for the course." : "We wanted to give a huge thanks to SelectivePrep and our Instructor. We receive the Selective Enrollment Exam test results : "Thanks for offering these clinics as part of the program. Our son has found them useful in deepening his understanding : "I know that you like feedback on how things went. My daughter took your 7th and 8th grade classes last : "Thanks again for all of your help and just so you know our daughter thought her Instructor was excellent and : "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 let you know that my son received an acceptance letter for his first choice. He will : "First of all… your program is great." : "We thought the prep sessions were terrific and the Instructor was a god." : "My daughter got into Northside Prep, her 1st choice! Her score of 898 was high enough for all of the : "My son enrolled and took the Selective Enrollment course. He did very well and was accepted to Whitney Young. I : "Just letting you know that my daughter got accepted to Walter Payton. Thanks for all you do for the children.

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
  • 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

Click pdfhere83.35 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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