School is canceled for Friday, Feb. 9 due to the weather. Please stay safe!
Thank you to everyone who came to our prospective parent open houses. Please see the file below to see slides presented at the events.
Jack H finished with 5.0 out off a possible 7 points in the National K-12 Grade Championship which just wrapped up earlier today. Jack is pictured below with the 6th grade 20th place trophy. We are looking forward to our next tournament in Chicago with the team on Saturday at George Washington HS.
Good afternoon! Thank you to everyone who came out to the State of the School Address on November 8 during the LSC meeting. At the presentation, I reviewed our mission/vision, demographics, School Quality Rating Report and our Continuous Improvement Work Plan. This plan helps us have a continuous improvement mindset and work to always support the needs of our students. Our rating remained as a Level 1+. I am proud of the hard work and dedication our students, parents and staff have shown to help make Skinner North a great place to be!
Please see below for the slides from that presentation. As you may not have heard the presentation, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. (Please note that some of the norms/metrics used in student growth have changed over the past years.)
Important things to know before you apply
Program Options and Selections
Once a family activates their account, they will see a list of all the high school programs to which they can apply using GoCPS. Many schools offer multiple program options. In most cases, students will apply to individual programs within a school vs. applying to the school in general.
To apply to ninth grade, students will submit only ONE application for the programs in which they are interested. Programs are categorized in two groups: Selective Enrollment High Schools and Non-Selective Enrollment programs. (A Non-Selective program is any program that is not one of the 11 Selective Enrollment High Schools.)
Select & Rank
Families can apply to up to 20 non-selective enrollment programs, and if students are eligible, up to 6 selective enrollment programs. (Note that non-Selective Enrollment programs can also have minimum eligibility requirements.)
During the application period, families will select all the programs they will apply to, rank them in order of preference, provide any supplemental information required for the programs selected, and schedule and participate in any required admissions screenings (e.g., testing, information sessions, auditions, etc.).
Single Best Offer
Students can receive one Selective Enrollment offer and one Non-Selective Enrollment offer. If they do not qualify for a Selective Enrollment offer, they can only receive one Non-Selective Enrollment offer. The offer will be to the highest-ranked school/program on their application for which they qualify and for which seats are available. If they do not qualify for a Selective Enrollment or Non-Selective Enrollment offer, they are guaranteed a seat in the general education program of their neighborhood school.
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If you have any questions, contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email email@example.com.
We hosted our first ever Skinner North Chess tournament on Saturday. It included 29 of the 45 kids who have already indicated they want to be part of this year's chess team and 9 other Skinner North students who we hope will join our team too. We had many new players (and one new tournament director, Mr. Heller) participating in their first ever tournament with our team. That's 19 kids in their first chess tournaments!
Jack H won the first place trophy with a perfect 5.0 score. Six players tied for 2nd with scores of 4.0. Based on standard tiebreakers, Andy C won 2nd place, Mitchell A won 3rd place, Leon C won 4th place and Niccolo L won the 5th place trophy. Congratulations to all our trophy winners on their hard won victories! Leo H finished 6th and collected a medal as did Mark S who finished 7th. Our two medal winners have both only been Skinner North students for less than 2 weeks. What a great beginning for our Chess Team!
Thank you to our coaches, Mr. Heller and Ms. Cox, as well Ms. Spicer for being here that day and encouraging our student interests!
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