GoCPS


Dear Colleagues,

We appreciate your partnership to help students use the new online platform to apply to CPS high schools, and we are excited to open the high school application season for the 2018-19 school year today using GoCPS.

For the first time, students can apply to any Chicago Public Schools high school using one site, one application and one deadline. This is a significant improvement that will simplify the application process, making it more equitable, accessible and transparent for all stakeholders, including your students and families.

Included with this email is the communications package to help your students apply using GoCPS starting today. For the upcoming week, please complete the activities highlighted in green below:

10/10 – Public School Instruction Email: GoCPS team delivers weekly instructions

10/10 – Emails: Schools deliver emails to 8th grade students and parents

10/10 – Web News Post: Schools post news stories to school website

10/10 – Social Media: Schools post to social media pages

 

Best wishes for a successful application season,

Tony Howard

Executive Director of Enrollment and Education Policy

773-553-2060

gocps@cps.edu

High school application season for the 2018-19 school year begins next week. We are very excited to debut our new application process and we want to thank you for all your support thus far.

Applications are available from October 2 – December 15, and while many families are ready to submit their applications on day one, this doesn’t give them any greater chance of getting a program of their choice. It is very important that we stress this fact and that we encourage our families to use the full application window to their advantage. With our new single best offer structure, we want families to take their time, research programs, talk to their counselor, attend open houses, and be confident with their application choices vs. rushing to be the first ones through the door.  Below you will find instructions and supporting marketing material for you to use in promoting this message to our students and families.

For this week, we would like you to please complete the activities highlighted below:

9/25 – Public School Instruction Email: GoCPS team delivers weekly instructions

9/26 – Emails: Public schools deliver emails to mailing list

9/26 – Web News Post: Public schools post news stories to organizational website

9/26 – Social Media: Public schools post to social media pages

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The 2017-18 school year has officially begun, which means that high school application season is only a few short weeks away. Between now and October 2, we want to push and get as many families as possible activated on GoCPS so they will be prepared to start applying to schools this fall. Below you will find instructions and supporting marketing material for you to use in promoting this phase to our students and families.

For this week, we would like you to please complete the activities highlighted below:

9/6 – Principal/Counselor Weekly Instruction Email: GoCPS team delivers weekly instructions

9/7 – Parent Emails: Principal/counselor delivers emails to 8th grade parents, if available

9/7 – Student Emails: Principal/counselor delivers emails to 8th grade students

9/7 – School Web News Post: Principal/counselor posts news story to school website

9/7 – School Social Media: Principal/counselor posts to school social media pages

Activation Tracking 

This week, we will provide a report to Network Chiefs on how many 8th grade families at each school have activated their accounts. Activation tracking reports will continue until October 2, when the application period opens.

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