Ogden International is a very unique school, and this includes the admissions process. Please thoroughly read this page as it should answer most of your questions.
All K-8 registration will be at East Campus, 24 W. Walton St., on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. No appointment is necessary, but families are strongly encouraged to pre-complete all forms listed below.
All 9-12 registration will be at West Campus, Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-11am.
Freshman Enrollment for 2018-2019
June 4th, 4pm-6:30pm @ West Campus, 1250 W. Erie St.
June 20th, 9am-12 noon @ West Campus, 1250 W. Erie St.
...or every Wednesday 9am until 11am @ West Campus, 1250 W. Erie St.
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
In 2018-2019 Ogden will only offer Headstart next year. To learn more about preK options begin HERE.
Enroll in Kindergarten
School Tours & 2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration:
We know that touring a school is an important step in the selection process. For our K-4 students, we have organized monthly presentations and tours that can be found on our calendar. For 5-12th grade students, please contact the school directly for opportunities to come and meet with administration and counselors. Please contact us by emailing EnrollAtOgden@gmail.com
4th Friday Tours for Prospective K-4 Families: Please see our school calendar for dates and times. Please register with the link provided on the date you will attend.
2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration: For those that missed the scheduled opportunities in April and May, you can still register with an appointment until the last day of the school year (firstname.lastname@example.org) - June 19. Assessment will not take place at that time as a Kindergarten teacher will not be available.
Kindergarten specific registration with teacher assessment will be offered on:
July 10 9a-Noon
July 26 9a-Noon
Aug 7 9a-Noon
Aug 23 9a-Noon
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.
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. No enrollment(s) will take place unless all the required documents are submitted.
Enroll in high school
Graduates of Ogden 8th grade can automatically enroll in 9th grade at Ogden. 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. After July 1st and before the 10th day of school students can apply to transfer (see below).
Transfer to Ogden International High School
For transfer in during 9th and 10th grades we require the information listed below. Email to EnrollAtOgden@gmail.com. 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.
9th-10th grade transfers: Complete THIS form, then email the following documents to EnrollAtOgden@gmail.com:
1. An official and recent transcript from your current school
2. Official standardized test score report (PSAT, EXPLORE, PLAN, NWEA, PARCC, or the equivalent)
3. Attendance records
4. Discipline records
5. Three Letters of Recommendation from core high school teachers (English, Math, Science, History, World Language or Art)
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 disrupts the learning environment.
When registering or enrolling a student in any grade K-12 bring the following documents and complete the forms below:
Prepare all necessary documentation. Please review the list below for the required enrollment documents. No enrollment(s) will take place unless all the required documents are submitted.
Principal: Dr. Michael S. Beyer
Heads of Schools
East Campus: Cara Kranz
West Campus: Dr. Stacie Chana