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New Website Helps Students Explore CPS High Schools And Programs

By Dong Jin Oh | December 5, 2016 2:24pm | Updated on December 9, 2016 11:25am
 Using HSBound.org, students can search for their ideal schools by location, academic interests, sports and clubs, and test scores.
Using HSBound.org, students can search for their ideal schools by location, academic interests, sports and clubs, and test scores.
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High School Bound

CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools have partnered with the University of Chicago to launch a new website to help Chicago students to explore and learn more about prospective public high schools in their area.

UChicago Impact, a nonprofit organization that provides tools to improve K-12 education, created High School Bound as an easy way for students to find schools that are the best match and fit for them.

Using HSBound.org, students can search for their ideal schools by location, academic interests, sports and clubs, and test scores. Users can also filter by types of schools (military academies, selective enrollment high schools) or by program offerings (International Baccalaureate, career and technical education).

"High School Bound will help increase accessibility and transparency in the high school application process, as well as help ensure all students from every neighborhood have access to the same information as they make a decision on where to go to high school," CPS Chief Education Officer Janice K. Jackson said.

The website also features detailed profile and data of each school, as well as links to quick and easy application process.

The application period to attend CPS schools next fall with academic criteria closes on Friday.

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