High Jump Chicago Application

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This form must be completed by a legal guardian of the student in order to apply for High Jump's Cohort 35.

If you save this form to resume later, please check your provided email inbox for a confirmation email. Please do NOT use a CPS email for your save email, as you will not receive your confirmation email. If you can't locate the email be sure to check your SPAM and JUNK inbox. You have until Friday, February 24, 2023 to complete and submit the application.

High Jump holds all personal information and records as confidential, and will not disclose student, parent, or any stakeholder information without written consent.

Thank you for your interest in the program, however, only students who are currently in the 6th grade are eligible for the High Jump Program.

Application Details

High Jump is only accepting applicants who can make the 2-year commitment and can meet the transportation expectations for the program.

Student Contact Information

Student's Primary Address
What is the primary Mailing and Home address for your High Jump student's household?

Student School Information

Additional Details

Hidden Fields

High Jump • 59 W. North Blvd. Chicago, IL 60610 • 312.582.7700 • hjrecruitment@highjumpchicago.org

Guardian Contact Information

Primary guardian must be the preparer, and reside with the student 
Primary Guardian

Secondary Guardian

Secondary Guardian Mailing Address
Please provide address information if it is different from the student's primary address.


Primary Household Financial Information

Instruction: If you do not have a US Federal Tax Return for one of the following years, please upload a signed letter from guardian's employer stating start/end date of employment and annual salary

Second Household Financial Information


Student Grade Information

Teacher Recommendations

6th Grade Math Teacher Recommendation

6th Grade ELA/English Teacher Recommendation

Additional Current School Teacher/Faculty Recommendation


The following essay questions must be completed by the applicant. Parents or school staff should NOT complete the essays as it will result in disqualification for admission.

Students should type the essay in a word document to allow students to save and edit their essays. Once it is complete, save the essay as a PDF, JPG, or PNG file and upload it below. If you are typing your essay on a google doc, you can also download and save as a PDF, JPG, or PNG. We Strongly recommend that you spell check and review both essays before you upload them.
Essay Requirements:
  • Each essay should be a minimum of 3-4 well written paragraphs long.
  • A minimum word count of 250 per essay is required.
  • We encourage applicants to fully answer the questions and elaborate on your responses.
  • Students who are missing essays will not be considered for the program.
Student Provided Essays

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  • Once your application is submitted, it cannot be edited. Please submit your application only once you have completed all the sections.

  • Note: once you click the 'Submit' button, it may take several seconds to finish processing. Please wait for the confirmation page to appear. You will also receive an email confirmation if your application has been successfully received.