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KENNEDY HS

John F Kennedy High School

6325 W 56TH St
Chicago, Illinois 60638
PH: 773-535-2325
FAX: 773-535-2485

Program Application Requirements

Key:

  • GPA: GPA requirements are applicable only to students applying for grades 5-9. K-4 programs do not have GPA requirements.
  • Selection by Point: Refer to HS Scoring Rubrics and ES Scoring Rubrics on the GoCPS Resource pages for specific point breakdowns.
  • Queue Priorities: Explore the HS and ES Explore sections on the GoCPS website for specific priorities.
  • HS Admissions Exam Minimum: Minimum percentage required for applicants to be considered in the Selections process.

KENNEDY HS-General Education

Overview, Application, and Selection Details, Previous Application Cycle Data Students residing in the attendance area are guaranteed admission and need not submit an application. However, students outside the attendance area must apply, and selection is done through a random computerized lottery. If priority groups exist, students in those groups are selected in the specified order.

Additional Screening: None

Selection Type: Random Computerized Lottery

Minimum GPA Requirement: Not Applicable

HS Admissions Test Requirement: HSAT scores are not utilized in the selections process for this program.

Queue Priorities:

  • Attendance Area
  • Sibling Preference
  • Staff Preference (applies only at the entry-level grade, with a maximum of 2 seats filled through Staff Preference)
  • General

Number of Applicants: 953

Number of offers: 136

KENNEDY HS-International Baccalaureate (IB)

Overview, Application, and Selection Details, Previous Application Cycle Data All applicants to this program must take the CPS HSAT. Selections are based on descending total point order on a 900-point scale, with 450 points from the HSAT and 450 points from the final (cumulative) 7th-grade report card.

Additional Screening: None

Selection Type: Descending Point Score based on Academic Criteria

Minimum GPA Requirement: Not Applicable

HS Admissions Test Requirement: HSAT percentiles are converted to points using the HS Scoring Rubric. Students are ranked based on total points for the selections process.

Queue Priorities:

  • General

Notes: An additional 50 bonus points are awarded to students residing in the attendance area.

Number of Applicants: 665

Number of offers: 75

KENNEDY HS-Special Education-Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Moderate Supports

Overview, Application, and Selection Details, Previous Application Cycle Data Students requiring this program are selected through a random computerized lottery.

Additional Screening: Cluster and Review

Selection Type: Random Computerized Lottery

Minimum GPA Requirement: Not Applicable

HS Admissions Test Requirement: HSAT scores are not utilized in the selection process for this program.

Queue Priorities:

  • Proximity
  • General

Number of Applicants: Not Available

Number of offers: Not Available

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