Ogden is a unique blend of a diverse neighborhood school and a selective enrollment high school.
Families are strongly encouraged to fill in all school forms before coming to register.
Students that live within our attendance boundary can enroll at any time of the school year. If your child is in Kindergarten through 8th grade, you must live in our attendance boundary (click HERE) or apply through the CPS Options for Knowledge program (click HERE). Students who do not live within our attendance boundary must apply through the Options for Knowledge application process in grades K-8, or request a transfer during the school year for grades 9-12 (see below).
Enroll in PreKindergarten - ALL SLOTS ARE TAKEN FOR 2018-2019
In 2018-2019 Ogden will only offer Head Start.
To learn more about PreK options begin HERE.
Enroll in Kindergarten
Kindergarten Enrollment Eligibility
All children residing in our attendance boundary (see map below) who are 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018 are eligible for enrollment into the Ogden Kindergarten program.
The parent, legal guardian, or temporary custodian of any elementary age child enrolling in a Chicago public school is required to submit proof of age and required medical records to the school.
Presentation & Tour for Prospective K-4 Families
Please see our school calendar for 2018-2019 dates and times. Registration is required. Use THIS link to register.
Enroll in 1st-8th grade
The following are step-by-step directions for enrolling at Ogden International. We are different than most schools in that we are both a neighborhood school for K-8, and a selective enrollment for grades 9-12. Please read all of the steps below.
Step 1: Determine if Ogden International is your neighborhood school here. Transfers from another school must comply with our residency requirements. If you don't live in the attendance boundary and would like to enter the open enrollment process, in the rare instance there are available seats, go here.
Step 2: Prepare all necessary documentation in the column to the right. Please review the list for the required enrollment documents. Enrollment will only take place when all required paperwork is submitted.
For tours of Jenner Campus please email EnrollAtOgden@gmail.com.
Enroll in High School
Graduates of 8th grade at Jenner Campus can automatically enroll in 9th grade at Ogden's West Campus.
If your child graduated from a different middle school they need to apply via the CPS application process (click HERE), which requires attendance at an IB information session and a cut score that meets or surpasses our minimum.
Required IB Information sessions are paired with our High School Open Houses:
Oct. 17, 2018, 5pm
Nov. 14, 2018, 5pm
Jan. 16, 2019, 5pm
Shadow days are on the following dates. Contact Mr. Padilla to schedule a shadow date at email@example.com
If you do not attend an IB Information Session you will not be allowed to apply as a freshman.
For tours of West Campus please email EnrollAtOgden@gmail.com.
Transfer to Ogden International High School
9th Grade: IB eligible students entering their freshmen year can request a transfer to Ogden International High School by filling out THIS form and submitting it to the main office in person or by email.
To be IB eligible a student must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average for core courses at the end of 7th grade and have scored at or above the 25th percentile on the NWEA reading and math exams.
10th Grade: We require the information listed below. Email to EnrollAtOgden@gmail.com.
Complete THIS form, then email the following documents to EnrollAtOgden@gmail.com:
Once the link is completed and we receive the documents our MYP coordinator will schedule an interview.
We limit private tours and shadow days in our high school because our school is small and tours can disrupt the learning environment.
11th and 12th Grades: We do not encourage students to transfer to Ogden during 11th and 12th grades as they will not necessarily be able to enroll in our Diploma Programme courses.
Complete the following forms: