The GoCPS High School Application deadline is January 8th, 2021. It is strongly reccomended that you submit your application well before this date; the sooner you finish and submit, the better your chances are of receival.
It is definitely better to submit a digital application; for paper applications, the application must arrive at the Office of Access and Enrollment address no later than the deadline. Other factors can also contribute to not receiving your application properly: lost in transit, unreadable handwriting, missing details.
No, the school does not pick specific students to be able to attend. After the roll-out of GoCPS, all applications run through multiple processes and algorithms. Using our criteria, prospective cadets are selected based off their NWEA percentiles, grades, etc. through an algorithm.
All applications are reviewed from submission to around mid-spring. A determination/offer letter will be given by mail to your home address on your account. Note. Because of the ongoing pandemic, the time of determination may be subjected to change.
When attempting to attend a Service Leadership Academy such as AFAHS, a separate "factor" in determining your eligibility to attend our academy is added. This is called the VIS-SQ. Don't be intimidated by it, it's just a survey questionnaire that just tells us how we could benefit with you being a cadet here and what you can contribute. It's just to learn a bit more about you.
If AFAHS is not selected #1, #2, or #3 in order of preferences when you choose schools, you run a high risk of not being given an offer letter. This is because you will be bumped below students who have chosen AFAHS as #1, #2, or #3.
During these unprecedented times with COVID-19, many "routines" have been disrupted, including our own daily lives. With that said, it is unsure what types of classes will be held until further guidance and information is given by Chicago Public Schools and the City of Chicago.
HSI Day is a 1-day event hosted at AFAHS, with a virtual attendance option, including multiple school training sessions such as:
- Drill and Ceremonies
- Flight Simulator Labs
- Uniform Measurements
- Leadership Training
- Classroom Learning
- Cadet Q&A Panel
If your questions is a general inquiry on Admissions and/or recruiting, please email email@example.com and we will get back to you within 24-48 hours.