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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!
: "I know that you like feedback on how things went. My daughter took your 7th and 8th grade classes last : "My daughter took the course recently and got her test results back last Saturday. She got a 300 out of : "I am so happy to tell you that we just got an envelope and our son is accepted to Jones! : "I would like to thank you and the SelectivePrep staff for all the work you put in with my daughter. : "My daughter received her results. She got 300 points. She scored 99 in each of the four categories. She got : "Our son was accepted to Walter Payton with an 898 score in Tier 4. Next we need help to get : "I wanted to thank you for all of the tips you gave me. I was accepted at Walter Payton. I : "You guys are fantastic!!! Thank you." : "My daughter and step son were accepted into their first choice – Northside." : "I want to express my gratitude and admiration for your work during the SelectivePrep session with my daughter. I was : "Our daughter got into Brooks which was her 2nd choice. You were right on target with what she needed to : "My daughter was accepted into her first choice school, Jones." : "We received our son’s scores today and we are extremely proud of him and grateful to you for all of : "Our daughter just got her score – 863. She got into Lane. She also got into Lincoln Park IB and : "My son did very well on the Entrance Exam. His score is 297." : "We received the scores today. Our daughter got a 300! Thanks so much for the course." : "Thanks for offering the class. My daughter got 300 out of 300 on the test and got her first choice." : "My daughter took your test prep course and scored a 297 out of 300. She secured a spot at Lane : "I just wanted to let you know that my daughter received an offer from Brooks!! I know that my daughter : "I would like to thank you and the SelectivePrep staff for all the work you put in with my daughter.

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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