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High Jump Connects Students With Top High Schools

For more information, please contact:
Michael Queroz
312-558-1770
mqueroz@pcipr.com

MEDIA ALERT

High Jump Connects Students With Top High Schools
High School Fair Helps Students Prepare for High School Application Process

WHAT

High Jump, a Chicago nonprofit that provides free educational enrichment for motivated 7th and 8th grade students of limited financial means, is hosting its annual High School Fair to connect its students with top high schools from the city and around the country. Event activities include a meet and greet based school exhibition, insightful panel discussions, workshops and on-site mock interviews. The event is hosted at the start of the high school application season, helping students navigate the often daunting and confusing application process and sharing information about scholarship programs.

Participating schools include:

  • Culver Academies (Culver, Ind.)
  • De La Salle Institute
  • Francis W. Parker School
  • Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
  • Latin School of Chicago
  • Milton Academy (Milton, Mass.)
  • University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
  • Western Reserve Academy (Hudson, Ohio)
  • Whitney Young High School

 

WHEN

Saturday, October 17
8:30 – 1 p.m., Panel discussions, on-site mock interviews, workshops
1:00 – 3:00 p.m., High school exhibition

WHERE

The Latin School of Chicago
59 W. North Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60610

NOTE

Interviews about high school application tips and success are available. Please call 312-558-1770 or e-mail mqueroz@pcipr.com.

ABOUT HIGH JUMP

After 26 years of helping to equalize opportunities for education, 99 percent of High Jump alumni have graduated from top college prep high schools around Chicago and the rest of the country; 89 percent have later gone onto 4-year colleges and universities. High Jump provides free academic enrichment, counseling, and support to 7th and 8th grade students of diverse backgrounds, with the goal of sending participants to superior college preparatory schools, ensuring their success while they are there, and enhancing their ability to gain admission to highly regarded four-year colleges and universities. For more information about High Jump, please visit www.highjumpchicago.org.

 

High Jump • 59 W. North Blvd. Chicago, IL 60610 • 312.582.7700 • ask@highjumpchicago.org • Si tiene alguna pregunta o desea hablar con alguien en español, favor de llamar al 312.582.7700.