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
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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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GCE Family Game Night Trivia

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June 22, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CDT
9 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
GCE Ping Tom Park

Day of Service: Pitch in for the Parks

July 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
9 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

GCE Family Game Night Trivia

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July 20, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CDT
9 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
GCE Ping Tom Park

Day of Service: Pitch in for the Parks

September 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
9 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
GCE Ping Tom Park

Day of Service: Pitch in for the Parks

October 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
9 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60602 United States