The Counseling Department will support the student learning process and promote academic  and social achievement.  Counselors will respond to the developmental needs of their students in the area of personal/social growth, academic performance and post-secondary education.  Counselors will work closely with faculty/staff, families, community partners, and support services to promote student success.

ENROLLMENT
Description
Students interested in enrolling at Foreman High School, either as an eighth grader or a transfer are welcome to apply.

Process
All information regarding enrollment procedures can be found on Foreman’s webpage.

INCOMING FRESHMEN STUDENTS
– Parent/Guardian contacts Mrs. Talos at 773-534-3407 or email to schedule an appointment
– Parent/Guardian completes enrollment packet and submits copies of all required documents.
– Proof of address, birth certificate, social security card, Parent/Guardian picture ID, any Eighth grade scores, and medical.
– Once application is approved, student will be projected to Foreman.

TRANSFER STUDENTS
– Parent/Guardian completes enrollment packet and submits copies of all required documents in room 128, The Enrollment and Records Office.
– Proof of address, birth certificate, social security card, Parent/Guardian picture ID, any Eighth grade scores, and medical.

Once application is approved, student will need to do the following:
– Obtain and complete lunch form and take picture for ID in room 130
– Obtain a locker number and combination in room 109.
– See Business Manager in main office to pay school fees and purchase bus pass (optional)

GRADE LEVEL TIMELINES
Desciption
Every year in high school is unique. In order to be prepared for high school and college, every season and every month has important deadlines and tasks. Click the links below to read about your, or your student’s current school year to be best prepared for graduation and beyond.

pdfFreshman Year Timeline
pdfSophmore Year Timeline
pdfJunior Year Timeline
pdfSenior Year Timeline

ON TRACK FOR GRADUATION

• Grade Level Expectations

Coming soon…

• Access to Gradebook

Student Portal (http://student.cps.k12.il.us)
Parent Portal (http://parent.cps.k12.il.us)

• Freshman On Track
In July of 2007, the CONSORTIUM ON CHICAGO SCHOOL RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO released  “What Matters for Staying On-Track and Graduating in Chicago Public High Schools: A Close Look at Course Grades, Failures, and Attendance in the Freshman Year

Parents (English): What Matters – EN
Parents (Spanish): What Matters – ES
Students: What Mattrs – Students

• Attendance Matters
Check out this interactive website to see the impact absences can have on your child’s math and reading scores and the likelihood of graduation. http://www.boostattendance.org/attendancecounts/

• Mandatory Evening and Summer School
• Individual Learning Plans (ILPs)

• Freshman on Track groups
– a series of workshops created to address the needs of students who have high rates of attendance (over 80%), yet are failing multiple classes. Each workshop have three goals: (1) reinforce the importance of grades; (2) promote personal accountability (time management and goal setting); and (3) to build stronger relationships among peers, upperclassmen and staff.

• Sophmore on Track
– consisting of students whose attendance rate is 90% or higher AND are receiving two or more F’s. Groups meet for six weeks and discuss the following themes:  Introduction to SOT, Identifying and Acknowledging Challenges, Goal Setting (SMART Goals), Tme Management and Understanding My Procastination, and Self-Advocacy / Communication

• What’s Next Illinois
What’s Next Illinois is a website for students to plan their high school experience, research career interests and job requirements, and research colleges and universities. Students can find tools create and upload important documents such as job resumes, scholarship and application essays, and personal statements. Additionally, students can take quizzes to learn more about which career areas fit their personalities. All documents, quizzes, and saved material are stored in the students personal profile on What’s Next Illinois. In the case that you have forgotten your username or password, please visit your counselor.

CPS Diploma Requirements

• Grad Staus Report and Transcript Evaluations