New Student Info

Freshman Year Classes

A tentative program has been built based on your enrollment form.  Your freshmen year classes are available on the Class of 2025 Course Selections page.  Math courses will be updated based on the results of the CPS Algebra Exit Exam, and music performance classes will be updated after auditions take place.  Students who were accepted through the Principal Discretion process will have a short delay in viewing their classes.  Actual schedules will not be available until Quick Start.  Mentor information and Advisory (homeroom) will be available at a later time on the Course Selections page.

Current LTAC students received an email from Ms. Hildebrandt after course selections that listed the seven courses that the student will take next year as well.

Mandatory Summer Reading Assignment

All freshmen enrolled in English I are required to complete a summer reading assignment. Click the links below for the summer reading assignment.  If you are not sure which one to complete, check the Course Selections page above to see which English class you will be taking.

ALPHA English I Summer Assignment
H English I Summer Assignment
H English I Summer Assignment Journal Template
Omega English I Summer Assignment

If you are enrolled in English II, you are also required to complete a summer reading assignment. This applies to students coming from Academic Centers.

Alpha English II Summer Assignment
H English II Summer Assignment
Omega English II Summer Assignment

All summer assignments are due on Friday, September 3rd, 2021.

New to Chicago Public Schools?

Establish your CPS email address by following these quick steps: CPS Email Account Instructions. If you don’t remember your CPS ID number, you can log into your GoCPS account and click ‘View Test Scores’. You will see the student’s CPS ID number of that page.

Medical Records

All freshmen are required to submit a physical examination form for the 2021-2022 school year. The physical must include a current T-DAP vaccination. Please ensure that your child has received the T-dap vaccine within the last ten years or will receive it during the physical examination visit. Please make a copy of your child’s physical for your records. Physicals must take place June 24, 2021** or later and are due at Quick Start. Click here to access a copy of the physical form that is required by CPS.

All students who are participating in any sport or summer sports camp must also complete an Illinois High School Association (IHSA) physical form in addition to the CPS physical form. These can be completed at the same time by your doctor. Both forms are required for students participating in any high school sport or activity.  Click here to access the IHSA physical form.

**Some schools have required students to have a physical completed before graduating eighth grade.  Physicals are good for one year.  At the time of Quick Start, students who have had a physical within the year can submit the existing physical.  Students should then submit an updated physical when their current physical expires.


Ventra Cards

Ventra cards will be available during the first week of school.  If you have an existing CPS Ventra card, you should continue to use it until you receive your new one.  The student rate is not available during the summer.  Incoming freshmen will purchase their Ventra cards during Quick Start for $6.  The Ventra card also serves as your CPS student ID.

Click on the following links for more information
Chicago Public Schools 2021-2022 Calendar: English | Spanish
Join Friends of Lane
High School Supply List
Students in Temporary Living Situations
Minimum Health Requirements 2021-2022