- Students with B or higher average (High Jump students earn more A’s than B’s)
- Students who thirst for more knowledge or require an academic challenge
- Students whose family demonstrates a financial need—eligible for Illinois free or reduced breakfast/lunch or financial aid at tuition-based schools. Financial need refers to families whose annual incomes are at or under $65,000.
Students who attend High Jump :
- Commit to attending and successfully completing a two-year program which includes:
- Two six-week summer intensive class sessions
- Saturday classes sessions held two to three times per month during the school year
- Algebra, biology, physics, humanities and writing workshops.
- Will receive ongoing feedback on their academic progress through projects, class discussions, exams and more.
- Attend classes at one of our three campuses: the Latin School of Chicago, the Francis W. Parker School, and The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.
- Are active participants in all of High Jump’s mandatory events, including but not limited to:
- Family Orientation (before each session)
- High School Fair
- High school visits
- High school exam prep courses
- Class trips
- Moving Up Ceremony
- Agree to work in collaboration with High Jump to select and apply to a range of high schools.
- Sit for required high school entrance exams such as the ISEE, SSAT, Selective Enrollment Public, or Catholic School Entrance Exam.