High School Fair

On October 17, LaSalle II joined seventeen other Network 6 elementary schools to host our annual High School Fair. We are thrilled to say that this year had the best turnout yet! 42 high schools and over 100 middle school students and families attended. We hope to continue to grow attendance and help more families learn about high school options in future years!

GoCPS High School Application Process

Over the years, the district has heard from families about the importance of having a choice in selecting which high school provides the best match for their child’s needs. We’ve also heard that applying to high school can be frustrating and confusing. So this year, Chicago Public Schools has completely revamped its high school application process for students that will be freshman in the 2018-19 school year with the launch of GoCPS, a new website where students and families will be able to:

  • Review school and program options in one place
  • Rank these school and program choices based on their preferences
  • Be matched with their highest possible choice for high school


We encourage each of you to subscribe by clicking the link below. This will allow you to receive important updates and announcements about this process. This is especially important for our current 6th and 7th graders.



High School Fair, 10/17

LaSalle II parents!

LaSalle II would like to formally invite all ​middle school families to attend our upcoming high school fair this Saturday, October 17, from 10:00-11:30am at our school. Dozens of schools will be in attendance, including neighborhood, selective enrollment, magnet, charter, and private high schools. The best way to explore options for high school is to talk to these representatives.

Our counselor, Ms. Sapieka, will also be presenting on the high school application process in Chicago, as well as making appointments for upcoming one-on-one meetings as needed for students and families.

For additional high school information, please visit Ms. Sapieka’s classroom page HERE. You can also get to the counselor page from the staff page of the LaSalle II website or by clicking ‘school counselor’ from the ‘families’ tab on the website.

Hope to see you!

Nora Sapieka
Professional School Counselor
LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School

[heading_2 type=”simple”]Upcoming HS Fair at LS2![/heading_2]

On Saturday, October 17, from 10:00-11:30am LaSalle II will be hosting a joint High School Fair with four other area elementary schools. Dozens of high schools will be in attendance, and all different types of schools will be represented (i.e. neighborhood, selective enrollment, magnet, charter, pri- vate.) Please RSVP to Ms. Sapieka by Friday, October 16 if you plan to attend. All 8th grade stu- dents and parents are strongly encouraged to come!

[heading_2 type=”simple”]Which Schools Will Be Represented?[/heading_2]

  1. Alcott
  2. Aspira
  3. Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois
  4. ChiArts
  5. Chicago Academy for the Arts
  6. Chicago Tech
  7. CICS Chicago Quest
  8. CICS-Northtown
  9. Clemente
  10. De La Salle
  11. GCE
  12. Holy Trinity High School
  13. Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy
  14. Intrinsic High School
  15. Josephinum
  16. Kenwood
  17. Lane Tech
  18. Lincoln Park High School
  19. Noble Network
  20. Noble-Pritzker and Academy
  21. North Lawndale College Prep
  22. Ogden
  23. Phoenix Military High School
  24. Regina Dominican High School
  25. Schurz/Schurz (IB)
  26. Selective Prep (Test Prep)
  27. Uplift
  28. Wells
  29. Westinghouse
  30. Whitney Young
  31. DeVry University Advantage Academy
  32. Senn High School/Senn IB
  33. Von Steuben High School
  34. Rickover Naval
  35. RTC Med Prep (Crane)
  36. Young Women’s Leadership Charter School

[heading_2 type=”simple”]Why come to a High School Fair?[/heading_2]

There are so many choices in Chicago and the application process can be very confusing. The only way to stay on top of making the best choice is to be active and engaged with our school events, school counselor, and teachers!

[heading_2 type=”simple”]Application Procedure Presentation[/heading_2]

During the fair, Ms. Sapieka will make a presentation on the CPS High School Application process and be there to answer any questions you may have. We will also have schedules to sign up for one- on-one meetings, if needed, and group application completion sessions. If you are unable to be there on October 17, contact Ms. Sapieka about signing up.


  • Go to apply.cps.edu for all CPS high school applications
  • Deadline to submit applications is December 11, 2015, 11:59pm
  • PIN number is required to begin any CPS application (these were distributed to students in Eligibility Letters last month)
  • Don’t wait until the last minute! Begin your applications now!


2015 Graduation

The Graduation Ceremony for our 8th Graders was held on Thursday, June 10th at Clemente High School. It was a fantastic ceremony for our graduates. A special thank-you to the 8th Grade teachers for organizing the many graduation activities.

2015 Graduation

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LaSalle II High School Acceptances

Each year LaSalle II staff and students aim to find the best fit for each 8th grade student in his or her high school placement. After advocating for each student and celebrating all successes, we excitedly send off our 51 students to high schools around the city and Chicagoland area. We are extremely proud of each and every one of our Falcon graduates, and would like to share a few of the accomplishments they have received.

Our 8th grade class has received a record-breaking 30 offers to selective enrollment and International Baccalaureate (IB) high schools in CPS! Additionally, 6 offers for magnet schools, 3 for military academies, and 11 for private schools are scattered throughout the class. 35% of our students will be enrolling in selective programs this fall! Be sure to congratulate all the LaSalle II 8th graders you know on their outstanding finish!

Nora Sapieka
Professional School Counselor
LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School

Need High School Application Help?

Calling all 8th grade parents!

Still completing the selective enrollment application? Still trying to figure out where your child will attend high school?

We can help!


Q&A Session

The Office of Access and Enrollment will be hosting a webinar on November 24 at 5:30 to answer any questions that you still have leading up to the December 12 selective enrollment application deadline. See attached flyer for details.

high school webinar flyer_kbh


One on One Assistance

For a one-on-one meeting with the LaSalle II counselor, Ms. Sapieka, please email or call [email protected] or 773-534-4262. Ms. Sapieka can assist with application completion, documentation collection, and answer any lingering high school entrance questions students and parents may have. Parents, please schedule an appointment beforehand so that everyone may be assisted in a timely manner. Students may stop into room 113 with teacher permission anytime during the school day.