Admission Process


The parent and student will fill out all portions of the application and submit to Hope. This section can be done online or  download the paper application by clicking the download button below.


 DEADLINE: Hope has a rolling admissions process that keeps accepting applications until the available seats in each class are filled up. Spots usually fill up by May, please complete ASAP. If no spots are remaining then applicants will be put on a waiting list.


After the written section there are TWO recommendations that need to be completed for each applicant.
  • One recommendation should be filled out by a teacher.
  • The second recommendation form should be completed by a principal/counselor/pastor/tutor/coach or another teacher.

Chicago Hope also needs a copy of the student’s transcript or report card. These forms can be mailed, faxed, emailed, or dropped off at Hope (see contact information below). You can use our REQUEST FOR RECORDS FORM to assist in this process.

Click the button below to download the recommendation forms and request for record form.


CHA will administer the High School Placement Test (HSPT) on various Saturdays throughout the year for incoming students. All applicants are required to take this test in order to be considered for acceptance. If the student has already taken the HSPT at another school, he/she can have those scores faxed/mailed to Hope.


After evaluating the completed application and entrance exam results, the admissions director will contact the prospective student about acceptance or schedule a family interview.
  • An interview is not guaranteed for every applicant.
In the interview, the admissions director is looking for the student’s academic potential, work ethic, and personal desire to attend Hope. The admissions director will also want to determine the level of family involvement and support.
  • All admissions decisions are made by mail within two weeks of the interview, if not sooner.

Direct all questions and send all transcripts/grades/recommendations to our Admissions Office:

Director of Admissions: Jacob McDonald
Phone: 312-491-1600 x 222
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Fax: 312.491.1616 attn: “Admissions” 
Chicago Hope Academy
2189 W Bowler St
Chicago, IL 60612