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High School Applications 2019-2020!!



*High School Fair is rescheduled to Wednesday, November 20 from 8:30am-11:00am in the gym.  7th graders will be there from 8:30am-9:30am, and 8th graders will be there from 9:45am-11:00am.  Parents are welcome!
*Parent meetings will be located in the auditorium from 12:00pm-1:00pm and 6:00pm-7:00pm also on Wednesday, November 20.  Students are welcome!  *You do not need to come to both sessions.  Just choose one.*  
See you then!  
Please let Mrs. Goldstein know if you have any questions.

Hi everyone – Just a few reminders listed below…

**7th grade parents – Everything you do this year is a bonus! 🙂


*The high school application period for this school year is September 30-December 13.

*The platform that manages the research, scheduling, application and notification process for all district and charter high schools is

**Phone number for the Office of Access and Enrollment is 773-553-2060 if you need to call them regarding issues/questions with

*Please make sure to always check the Thorp website (daily) for new information.  Click on Parents/Counselor Corner.

*List of Open Houses can be found by going to  Click on “Dates and Events.” Go to Grade Level and specify High School.

*High School Guide – Go to  Scroll down to “Search,” and you can narrow the search however you choose to view all the high schools in Chicago (district and charter).

*Private high schools are not listed in, but I can still assist you with anything you may need to apply to those schools.

I look forward to working with you this school year!

Dear 7th and 8th Grade Families –

Welcome back! I hope it has been a good start to the new school year!  I want to welcome everyone to High School Application Process 2019-2020!  My name is Michelle Goldstein, and I am the counselor at O. A. Thorp Scholastic Academy.  My office is in Room 209, and I can be reached via email at or via phone at 773-534-3643.  I will be the one guiding and coaching you through this process. I know this is a very stressful time for everyone, but I can assure you that we will get through it together!  Please don’t ever hesitate to reach out to me for any questions or concerns. I will be hosting events to assist you in this process (listed below). In addition to that, you are more than welcome to contact me for a meeting if that will help you as well. Hope to see you at the High School Fair and parent meetings on Thursday, October 17!

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