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Chicago School GPS: Helping You Navigate Preschool to High School There's no more gripping concern to parents than, "How do I secure the best education possible for my kids?" We can help you navigate the confusing school search process to find the best suited public and/or private schools in the Chicago area for your child.  From pre-school through high school, school choices in Chicago are an ever-changing landscape and we continually explore all options to guide you to your school destination.  Use the expertise and experience of Chicago School GPS to make your school search journey an easier one. NEW! Special needs consultation and IEP/504 guidance. Visit us at www.chischoolgps.com or call 312.324.GPS4 (4774)

Getting into Harvard doesn't need to start in preschool

Parenting a toddler can be hard enough without the pressures of finding that “perfect” school for your curious, inquisitive, rambunctious and eager little one. You’ve heard the rumors before: ”Get into the right school now so that your path to Harvard is assured. If you miss your window, you’ve missed your chance!” But is that really true? Is there even such a thing as a “golden ticket” to those coveted universities? Are we doomed to let go of those lofty dreams if we send our child to th...

Posted on August 28, 2017 at 9:19 AM by Chicago School GPS

Basics of IEPs- Can It Really Be Reduced to Six Steps?

When a family realizes their amazing, delightful child may need more services to meet his/her needs, a cloud of confusion, panic and even dread tends to set in. They may have heard the acronym “IEP” but don’t even know that it means “Individualized Education Program” and that their child can receive specialized services to realize his/her potential.   Can the complicated world of IEPs be reduced to just a few simple steps?  Steps- “Yes” ; Simple- “No”.

 



Step 1: Identifyin...

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 12:30 PM by Chicago School GPS

You Don’t Have to Move Out of the City!

If you have a baby and live within Chicago’s city limits, you have invariably been involved in discussions about how and where you will educate your children.  Luckily, there are thousands of families who are successfully raising their kids in the city and wouldn’t change their experience for anything.  Chicago offers an incredible breadth of school choices. There are school choices in all age ranges so your selection does not have to be set in stone from the first day of Pre-K.  If you lo...

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 6:00 AM by Chicago School GPS

Planning Ahead - High School Hidden Gems

How quickly time flies!  It seems like just yesterday that I was walking shoulder to shoulder with fellow toddler parents at my first NPN School Fair, held in a school gymnasium in those days.  As I scanned the booths of various schools, I soon realized that there were far more schools than those that I had heard about through the buzz of playgroup talk.  So many schools with so many programs and teaching styles I had no idea existed!  While I felt the worry of choosing the right school, a...

Posted on September 10, 2012 at 6:00 AM by Chicago School GPS