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Application Process

Applying to Military Academies is easy! Just follow the directions below, and contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060 or oae@cps.edu if you have any questions.

 

But first, please note the following:

 

  • The application period begins October 3, 2016, and ends December 9, 2016.
  • You have a choice of applying through the online application portal, or by using a paper application. (We recommend the online portal ? it's easier, faster, reduces chances for error, and provides email confirmation.)
  • Attendance at an Information Session is required. Students must pre-qualify to apply, based on their NWEA scores.
  • Your child's application notification letter will be released on March 3, 2017, to notify you whether or not your child received an offer from any of the schools to which you applied. If you apply ONLINE, your child's letter will be accessible via the online portal. If you apply via PAPER application, your child's letter will be mailed to your home on March 3, 2017 (note this is the date that the letter will be MAILED, not received.)

 

Next, see the step-by-step instructions below, categorized according to CPS/Charter/Contract Students and Non-CPS Students for both the online process and the paper process. Throughout the instructions, you will also find application tips - just click the links!

 

ONLINE PROCESS:

 

CPS, Charter, and Contract Students:

  • Step 1: Eighth grade students will receive an Eligibility Letter through their school counselor in September. The letter will contain a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that the student can use for the online process. The letter will also tell you if your child is eligible to apply for the Military Academies.
  • Step 2: Starting October 3rd, go to the online portal, apply.cps.edu, and click "Step 1." This will allow you to enter your PIN, open your account, and create your password.
  • Step 3: If your child is eligible to apply to the Military Academies, click the SCHEDULE button for the Military Academies and schedule the date, time, and location for your child's Military Academies Information Session. Sessions are offered at each Military Academy. If you need to reschedule your child's Information Session, you can reschedule it using the online portal.
  • Step 4: After you schedule the Information Session, click the APPLY button to select the schools to which your child is applying. You can apply to up to four schools.
  • Step 5: After you successfully schedule your child's Information Session and submit your application, the online portal will show the word "Completed" under the status for both scheduling and applying. You will also receive an email confirmation for both actions. If the online portal shows "Not Completed" for either status, you have not successfully completed the action.
 

Non-CPS Students:

  • Step 1: Eighth grade students must take the NWEA MAP that is administered by the Chicago Public Schools. If you have not yet registered to take the NWEA MAP, click here.
  • Step 2: Only students who registered for the NWEA MAP by September 9th will be able to apply using the online application portal. (If you registered for the NWEA MAP AFTER September 9th, you will have to submit paper applications by the December 9th deadline. See below for the paper instruction process.)
  • Step 3: Students who registered for the NWEA MAP by September 9th will receive a PIN Letter along with their test notification letter. When you receive your PIN, go to the online portal, apply.cps.edu, and click "Step 1." This will allow you to enter your PIN, open your account, and create your password. Two weeks after your child takes the second NWEA exam, you can login to the online portal to see if your child is eligible to apply to the Military Academies. (You will receive a robocall and email to inform you when your child's NWEA MAP scores have been uploaded to the online site.)
  • Step 4: If your child is eligible to apply to the Military Academies, click the SCHEDULE button for the Military Academies and schedule the date, time, and location for your child's Military Academies Information Session. If you need to reschedule your child's Information Session, you can reschedule it using the online portal.
  • Step 5: After you schedule the Information Session, click the APPLY button to select the schools to which your child is applying. You can apply to up to four schools.
  • Step 6: After you successfully schedule your child's Information Session and submit your application, the online portal will show the word "Completed" under the status for both scheduling and applying. You will also receive an email confirmation for both actions. If the online portal shows "Not Completed" for either status, you have not successfully completed the action.
 

PAPER PROCESS:

 

CPS, Charter, and Contract Students:

  • Step 1: Eighth grade students will receive an Eligibility Letter through their school counselor in September. The letter will tell you if your child is eligible to apply for the Military Academies.
  • Step 2: If your child is eligible to apply to the Military Academies, your child will need to attend one of the Military Academy Information Sessions.
  • Step 3: Go to the home page for the Office of Access and Enrollment and click 'Apply' and 'Paper Applications' to download and print the Selective Enrollment High Schools/Military Academies application. Complete the application. You can apply to up to four schools. Be sure to sign the application.
  • Step 4: Submit the application to the Office of Access and Enrollment. Paper applications can be mailed or hand-delivered only.
 

Non-CPS Students:

  • Step 1: Eighth grade students must take the NWEA that is administered by the Chicago Public Schools. If you have not yet registered to take the NWEA, click here.
  • Step 2: If you registered for the NWEA AFTER September 9th, you will have to submit paper applications by the December 9th deadline.
  • Step 3: Go to the home page for the Office of Access and Enrollment and click 'Apply' and 'Paper Applications' to download and print the Selective Enrollment High Schools/Military Academies application.
  • Step 4: Complete the application. You can apply to up to four schools. Be sure to sign the application.
  • Step 5: Submit the application to the Office of Access and Enrollment. Paper applications can be mailed or hand-delivered only.
  • Step 6: After your child takes the second NWEA MAP exam, the Office of Access and Enrollment will contact you via email and robocall, to inform you whether or not your child is eligible to be considered for the IB High Schools. If your child is eligible to be considered for the Military Academies, your child will need to attend a Military Academies Information Session. (Your child's NWEA scores will be mailed to you in spring 2017.)