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News & Highlights

  • Picture Retake Day is November 13th!
  • Student Led Conference Day is November 15th!
  • Ravinia Performance, Grades K-3, on November 16th at 10am!
  • Community Sing - November 21st at 8am!
  • Thanksgiving Break - November 22nd - 24th
  • E-PAY –  Now Pay School Fees Online!

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GoCPS Event Calendar and Glossary Offer New Insights on Application Process

GoCPS Calendar

One of the best ways to learn about schools and programs is to visit them. Each year, our high schools and community partners host a large number of events including open houses, district high school fairs and application preparation sessions. These free events serve as invaluable resources when determining where to apply.

You can find out when and where each event is happening by visiting our new GoCPS calendar. This comprehensive resource allows you to track and add events you are interested in to your smartphone or computer.

View Calendar


Selecting the right high school can be challenging, but so can figuring out all the new words and acronyms you’ll encounter along the way. What’s the difference between a magnet cluster, a magnet high school program and a magnet high school? Are STEM and ECSS the same thing?

To help you find your way through this, we’ve created an online glossary filled with many of these key words and the definitions for each.

View Glossary

Make Sure to Enter Your Activation Code

If you are applying for a current 8th grade CPS student, you should come to a screen that asks you to enter the student’s activation code when adding them to your GoCPS account. If you don’t see this screen before you apply, stop and go back (see pg. 22 of the Activation Guide for a screenshot)!

One of the most common mistakes families are making on the application is selecting the wrong student pathway and entering the wrong information. If you chose the wrong path, you’ll be entered as a Non- CPS student; and if you enter student information that does not match our records, it can cause delays in processing your application.

Make sure to read each screen prompt correctly, use this detailed Activation Guide for reference or call the Office of Access and Enrollment if you have any questions.

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GoCPS is optimized for view on Chrome and Safari web browsers. We recommend using one of these to access the site.

Need Help?

If you have any questions, contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email

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Free Homework Help

Chicago Public Library is proud to offer in-person and online homework help across the city at every CPL branch.

Visit a Homework Helper at your neighborhood branch or work with a live online tutor through Brainfuse. Online homework help is available in English and Spanish and can be accessed from home with a library card.

All services are free!

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FREE Websites For Learning

Murphy Parents/Guardians,

Using technology engages your child and helps them practice many of the skills we learn in class. You will find below a list of FREE websites that you can use at home to help your child! If you don’t have access to Internet or a computer at home, you can visit these sites at a local library as well. LINK