Enrollment and Registration
At Thorp Academy we help to develop the whole child every day. We have a multi-faceted fine arts program; a successful sports program with multiple regional and city championships; and a number of free and paid after-school enrichment experiences. Our learning activities emphasize the 21st century skills of: CARING, CREATIVITY, COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION and CRITICAL THINKING. Over the next several years, your child will incorporate the FIVE C’s into all areas of learning while at Thorp.
At the core of our classroom instruction is the belief that students should be able to articulate and share their knowledge. Small groups and authentic learning opportunities are at the heart of our instruction. At Thorp, we understand that you have placed your trust in us to nurture the academic development of your child. We value your trust and will strive everyday to live up to your expectations. Together, we will work to provide your child a rich and dynamic environment where they will learn and continually grow.
Enrollment and registration will take place the week of May 7th. To schedule your appointment time please call Mrs. Dean at 773-534-3640 ext 80977 between the hours of 9am-11:00AM. Open House for our accepted students will be held June 5th in the school auditorium at 6:00PM.
Registration requires you to bring the following documents:
- Original birth certificates with registration number
- Three proofs of Chicago residency (i.e. electric or gas bill, apartment lease, property tax bill, voter’s card, Illinois Driver’s License or Illinois State ID).
- Enrollment Registration Forms (available below)
Completion of the forms prior to will decrease the processing time. The Chicago Board of Education provides transportation for students in grades K-8, who live more than 1.6 miles and less than 6 miles from school. Parents of children not receiving bussing are responsible for their children’s transportation and punctuality, our school day begins promptly at 7:45 am and ends at 2:45 pm. (PLEASE NOTE: ALL TRANSPORTATION PROVISIONS AND POLICIES ARE SUBJECT CHANGE AND THE AVAILABILITY OF TRANSPORTATION MAY BE REDUCED).
Failure to come during your scheduled times for registration will result in cancellation of your child’s enrollment at Ole A. Thorp Scholastic Academy.
Kindergarten Parents Only: Kindergarten screening appointments will be assigned at registration. On the first day of school, Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 all Kindergarten students will meet in the auditorium at 8:30 a.m (our normal start time will be at 7:30 a.m.).
Parents and Guardians, Please consider joining our wonderful parent organizations – Friends of Thorp and the Thorp PTA. We would love to have you involved at Thorp even before the first day of school! Thank you and once again – Welcome to Thorp!
Efren Toledo – Principal
Required Enrollment Forms
Parents are reminded that physical examination and immunization requirements for Chicago public school students are as follows: Students entering kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grade are required to submit proof of physical examination and current immunizations to school by October 15th of each year.
All necessary documentation is located below for download.
State of Illinois Child Health Examination form: English
State of Illinois Proof of dental examination form English
State of Illinois vision examination form: English
Physical exam and immunization waivers: English
For more information, contact Coordinated School Health at (773) 553-1830.