Our goal is to create a common high school application where students and their families will be able to:
Review all school and program options in one place*
Rank these school and program choices based on their preferences
Be matched with their highest possible choice for high school
That’s why CPS has revamped our entire high school application process to empower students and families to attend the school with the best environment, programs and activities for them. This new process has five primary steps.
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Explore CPS high schools using online search tools, graphics, videos, guides, brochures and support materials.
Create your account, build your profile, access your eligibility information early, and begin ranking the schools to which you will apply.
Finalize your rankings, start applying to schools, attend open house and recruitment events, and make final application decisions.
Applications are reviewed, students are matched with their highest possible choice in school with available seats, and offers are distributed.
GoCPS will help you begin one of the most important journeys of your life.
Learn more about this process and the exciting road ahead!
Use the search function to find high schools currently participating in GoCPS and view their detailed profiles.
Browse through some of the most frequent inquiries below.
If you have additional questions or inquiries about Chicago Public Schools or the high school enrollment process, we’d love to hear from you.