We hope all is well with you and your family during these challenging times. In light of the mandated statewide school closures in response to COVID-19, we are reaching out with important information regarding the GoCPS high school application process. Please access your GoCPS account and accept or decline your High School offer before April 22, 2020! Thank you to all the students who have already completed this task.
Students who have not completed this task will be contacted by Richardson staff by email and/or phone this week. Please do not disregard Private or Unknown Calls to your phone. Also, check your email and parent's voicemail daily for the latest information.
As previously scheduled, high school application results were released on Friday, March 27, but we have extended the acceptance window to give families more time to make their decisions:
April 22: Deadline to accept or decline offers
- March 27: Round 1 application results released.
- April 22: Deadline to accept or decline offers.
- April 27: Waitlist process opens.
If your parent signed a proxy form for the school counselor (Mr. Tate) to complete the accept/decline process on your behalf, be sure to communicate with Mr.Tate about your decision before they take any actions. Since most CPS staff are currently working remotely due to school closures, the best way to initiate this conversation is to email your child’s counselor. Please refer to the staff directory on your school’s website or contact the main office for assistance (Mr.Tate's contact: Kmtate1@cps.edu).
The CPS Office of Access and Enrollment is working to assess the impact of school closures on the remainder of the GoCPS high school application timeline and will communicate any other changes or adjustments as soon as possible.
Online applicants received their first-round results on March 27 via their online GoCPS account between 5:00 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. CST. Paper applicants will receive a notification letter sent via U.S. mail to the home address on their application. In addition, paper applicants can view their results in an online GoCPS account that has been opened for them by the Office of Access and Enrollment using the email address or phone number on their paper application.
If you have questions about how to access your offers, please contact Mr. Tate at kmtate1cps.edu or the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GoCPS site includes many resources and instructions to help families navigate the offer acceptance process, including videos with step-by-step directions on how to complete next steps. The site also has detailed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that are updated regularly with more information.
If you have questions, contact Mr. Tate at email@example.com or the Office of Access and Enrollment at firstname.lastname@example.org or
773-553-2060, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
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School Counselor Information:
Kevin Tate, Counselor
Richardson Middle School
6018 S. Karlov Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60629
(773) 535-8643 office
(773) 535-8010 Fax
Richardson Counseling Department Vision :
The Richardson Middle School Counseling program is an integral part of the Richardson school community. The goal of the Richardson Middle School Counseling Program is to assist in the development of our students in their transition to High School and post-secondary endeavors, ultimately becoming productive citizens in this ever-changing global society. The Counseling Department will serve as a catalyst in maintaining and refining this vision annually through stakeholder input and targeted School Improvement Data analysis.
1. Flexibility - The Counselor operates in a multitude of roles primarily focused and student development and achievement.
2. Structure - The Counselor will create and refine systems and procedures to best serve the students' Academic, Social/Emotional, Developmental, and Post Middle School and Secondary needs.
3. Teamwork- The Counselor will collaborate with other stakeholders including administrators, teachers, clinicians, and student voice to meet the needs of the students.
4. Data-Driven- The Counselor will use target School Data to Progress monitor and refine the vision and mission of the Counseling Department
5. Student-centered- The counselor will create goals and and make decision based on the students' needs first and foremost.
The Richardson Middle School Counseling program is an integral part of the Richardson school community. The goal of the Richardson Middle School Counseling Program is to assist in the development of our students in their transition to High School and their post-secondary endeavors, ultimately becoming productive citizens in this evolving global society. The Counseling Department will serve as a catalyst in maintaining and refining this vision annually through stakeholder input and targeted School Improvement Data analysis.