Last year, 16,828 eighth-graders applied for 3,200 positions at ten selective enrollment high schools in the Chicago Public Schools system. Many parents and students see these high-demand spots as a path to a better future. Chicago selective enrollment public high schools include some of the state’s highest-ranked high schools, according to U.S. News & World Reports annual rankings.
CENTRAL STANDARD: On Education – an original digital video series – follows five students, in school and community settings across the Chicago area, as they prepare for high school. Watch as these students and their families, together with teachers and administrators, prepare for a test that could impact not only the next four years, but the rest of their lives.