Sarah Brock

transitioning to high school

Communication, community, and care relieves the stress of high school transitions at GCE

By Sarah Brock / May 28, 2021

The transition from middle school to high school can be stressful for students and their families.   If you start to feel overwhelmed about heading off to high school, please remember…

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Students are not standardized

Test-optional policies improve equity in admissions leading to more diverse campuses

By Sarah Brock / May 11, 2021

Colleges and universities have proven the ability to evaluate applicants with or without standardized test scores, the high school admissions process, especially in Chicago, continues to focus on testing. It’s time to do better.

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Stop Ranking My Teenager: Great Students are Overlooked in CPS High School Enrollment Decisions

By Sarah Brock / May 1, 2021

A holistic approach to admission processes is not a new idea. Simply put, a holistic admission review aims to “see” the whole applicant, not just their test scores or GPA.…

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students talking

Rethinking high-stress high school admission applications

By Sarah Brock / April 16, 2021

The pandemic has led to countless educational innovations and adaptations, from live-streaming science experiments and concerts to building community through virtual service projects and socially distanced field experiences. And yet,…

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Fall Term

September 7, 2021 - November 19, 2021


October 2, 2021
course poster

ReFueling Our Future

October 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT
9 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

PreACT/CWRA+ Test Date

October 6, 2021

Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT

Indigenous Peoples’ Day [No School]

October 11, 2021
student project-based learning

High School Open House for Grades 9-12

October 14, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
9 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
ReMobilizing the Future Summer School Poster

ReDesigning the Future

October 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT
9 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Day of Service: Pitch in for the Parks at Ping Tom Memorial Park

October 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT