Senn

Nicholas Senn High School

Overview

Senn, an IB World School known for its Diploma Prep and Fine and Performing Arts programs, offers Digital Journalism and Global Environmental Studies programs for neighborhood students in collaboration with Loyola University.

Neighborhood

School type

Neighborhood

Enrollment

1,045 students

Grades served

  1. PK
  2. K
  3. 1
  4. 2
  5. 3
  6. 4
  7. 5
  8. 6
  9. 7
  10. 8
  11. 9
  12. 10
  13. 11
  14. 12
  • Languages: French, Spanish
  • Uniforms: Yes
  • Bilingual: No

Program application requirements

International Baccalaureate Programme - MYP for All - Neighborhood

Application requirements

None

Selections

Students living in the attendance boundary are admitted automatically.

How to Apply

None

Deadline

None

International Baccalaureate Programme - MYP for All - Non-Neighborhood

Application requirements

None

Selections

Senn does not have seats in this program to accommodate students who live outside of the school’s attendance boundary.

How to Apply

Not Applicable

International Baccalaureate Programme - Diploma Prep

Application requirements

Minimum stanine 5 in both reading comprehension and total math on 7th grade ISAT (or other accepted test); AND minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade.

IEP/504 and ELL students: Minimum combined stanine of 10 in reading comprehension and total math on 7th grade ISAT (or other accepted test); AND minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade.

All interested students, including students who live in the Senn attendance boundary, must submit an application.

Selections

Students are selected based on an overall applicant score. Students are given points based on their 7th grade standardized test score and their 7th grade GPA. Each IB high school selects a minimum cutoff score for selections and applicants meeting or exceeding this score will receive an offer.

Students who meet the minimum application requirements, and are enrolled in the school’s Middle Years Programme partner, Peirce Elementary School, will be automatically admitted.

Attendance is required at an Information Session at each IB school where a student wants to be considered. Go to www.apply.cps.edu to sign up.


How to Apply

Online: www.apply.cps.edu

or

Paper:
IB High Schools application
Download at www.cpsoae.org (click “Apply”)
or
Call (773) 553-2060
or
Request from school counselor

Deadline

December 13, 2013

Fine and Performing Arts

Application requirements

Minimum stanine 5 in both reading comprehension and total math on 7th grade ISAT (or other accepted test).

IEP/504 and ELL students: Minimum combined stanine of 10 in reading comprehension and total math on 7th grade ISAT (or other accepted test).

Selections

Students may apply to one of the following programs: dance, music, theater, visual arts. Selection is based on an audition/portfolio process. Go to www.apply.cps.edu to schedule the audition.

How to Apply

Online:
www.apply.cps.edu

or

Paper:
Magnet High Schools application
Download at www.cpsoae.org (click “Apply”)
or
Call (773) 553-2060
or
Request from school counselor

Deadline

December 13, 2013

Extracurricular activities


Sports


In-school programs offered Learn more »

AP (5), Digital Journalism, Global International Studies, JROTC

5900 N. Glenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660
Map + directions »

Principal name
Susan Lofton
Neighborhood
Magnolia Glen
Community area
Edgewater
CTA bus routes
22, 36, 50, 84
CTA 'L' trains
Red

Performance

CPS average

PSAE meets 2012
The Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) is administered each spring in Illinois to high school juniors (11th grade). Each profile provides school-level results from the previous year, indicating the percent of students who met or exceeded state standards, combining PSAE scores for reading, mathematics and science (“composite score”). The highest possible score is 99%.
26.0
ACT average 2012
The ACT is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States produced by ACT, Inc. (originally American College Testing). Each profile provides the average score received by students in 11th grade at the school in spring of the previous year.
16.8
Graduation rate 2011
Graduation rate is based on the performance of a group of students observed over 5 years.
47.9
College enrollment rate 2012
Percentage of graduates enrolled in college from previous year.
50.7

Racial diversity