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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 are very excited and proud of our daughter. She was accepted to Walter Payton. The points she received on : "My daughter took the course recently and got her test results back last Saturday. She got a 300 out of : "Just a quick note to let you know that I really appreciate all the feedback, assistance and e-mails that our : "My daughter received her results. She got 300 points. She scored 99 in each of the four categories. She got : "I just wanted to report that our daughter got three 99’s on the test for a perfect 300. We are : "I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the learning opportunity that my son experienced these past 8 : "I just wanted to let you know that my daughter received an offer from Brooks!! I know that my daughter : "I just wanted to report that our daughter got three 99’s on the test for a perfect 300. We are : "Our daughter got into Walter Payton!" : "My son enrolled and took the Selective Enrollment course. He did very well and was accepted to Whitney Young. I : "Our son was accepted to Walter Payton with an 898 score in Tier 4. Next we need help to get : "My daughter received a perfect score and was able to get into her first choice, Northside Prep. She would not : "I just wanted to let you know that my son received an acceptance letter for his first choice. He will : "I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the learning opportunity that my son experienced these past 8 : "By the way, the class my daughter took helped her a lot. She did well – 276 out of 300 : "I wanted to let you know that my son scored 900 out of 900 – thanks to the great teaching : "Thanks for offering these clinics as part of the program. Our son has found them useful in deepening his understanding : "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 : "We received the scores today. Our daughter got a 300! Thanks so much for the course."

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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