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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 received our son’s scores today and we are extremely proud of him and grateful to you for all of : "My daughters both attended the SelectivePrep program and both got into Whitney Young. We were very happy with the program : "My daughter was in your class this past year. I’m happy to report that she scored well enough to obtain : "Our daughter feels good about the test. Thanks very much for the great preparation." : "I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the learning opportunity that my son experienced these past 8 : "Our daughter was accepted to Lane Tech High School for the fall. This was her first choice. We feel the : "Our daughter got into Brooks which was her 2nd choice. You were right on target with what she needed to : "My daughter took your test prep course and scored a 297 out of 300. She secured a spot at Lane : "My daughter got into Northside Prep, her 1st choice! Her score of 898 was high enough for all of the : "We left no stone unturned and enrolled our son into SelectivePrep. Our son aced the Entrance Exam, scoring 300 out : "My daughter received her results. She got 300 points. She scored 99 in each of the four categories. She got : "I just wanted to give you an update. Our daughter took the class at North Park in October and took : "I just wanted to report that our daughter got three 99’s on the test for a perfect 300. We are : "Our daughter just got her score – 863. She got into Lane. She also got into Lincoln Park IB and : "Our daughter was accepted to her 1st choice, Walter Payton, with a total score of 889. Thank you so much : "Our daughter accepted a seat at Lane. We are very pleased to say the least! She feels and we agree : "My son took your fall class and then took his Selective Enrollment Exam and got a perfect score. He usually : "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 my son received an acceptance letter for his first choice. He will : "Today I got the admissions letters for Selective Enrollment. I got accepted into Whitney Young High School with a total

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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