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Chicago selective enrollment high schools face huge demand

Publié par Clifford Armion le 25/08/2009

Stephanie Banchero

"When Celia Hensey applied to Walter Payton College Prep last year, she felt confident she'd get into the top-flight Chicago public school. "The Hyde Park teenager was a straight-A student who aced the selective enrollment high school entrance exam. She scored in the 90th percentile on her middle school tests and tallied 984 points out of 1,000 on the overall admissions scale. "But Celia did not get in. "Her likely downfall? A nasty flu bug in 7th grade that kept her out of school for five days. In the complex and competitive world of selective enrollment scoring, Celia was docked 10 points for five absences."

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"Chicago selective enrollment high schools face huge demand", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2009. Consulté le 15/06/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/chicago-selective-enrollment-high-schools-face-huge-demand