Eighth grade students who qualify for IB will receive Eligibility Letters from their counselors, which contain a PIN number that students will use to register for information sessions and apply to schools online. Clemente is using a cut score of 440 this year, and we invite all interested students who exceed that score to attend an information session. We are unable to offer spots to students who do not attend an information session, so please make sure you show up! When applying online, families may select an information session at any IB school, but we encourage you to choose one at Clemente so that you can tour the facilities and meet some faculty members afterward.

Our IB information sessions are scheduled for:

Monday. TBD
Wednesday. TBD

Eighth-grade students who are enrolled in a private, parochial or elementary school outside of Chicago can take the NWEA test to determine eligibility, free of charge. For more details, please visit:

The Honors Pre-Diploma Pathway is an intensive course of preparation for the IB Diploma Programme. Because of the rigor associated with this pathway, and the limited seats in this program, neighborhood students must apply as well as non-neighborhood students.

Deadline: TBD


CTE LOTTERY ACADEMIES (Culinary Arts, Broadcasting)
Eligible students can apply online at  Students will be randomly selected by computerized lottery, with 30% of seats reserved for attendance-area applicants.

The application process opens on TBD.

Eligible students can apply online at  Selections are based on 7th grade NWEA scores and 7th grade GPA, and students’ eligibility letters will indicate whether they can apply for these selective CTE programs.

The application process opens on TBD

Deadline: TBD


This college-preparatory pathway is open to all neighborhood students and follows the IB Middle Years Programme curriculum.  No application is required, but you must live within the Clemente attendance boundary.
Not sure if you live within Clemente’s attendance area?  Enter your address HERE to find out.
Deadline: not applicable

For admissions-related inquiries, contact:

Ms. Kulas,  IB Coordinator 773.534.4000

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