Admissions – LTAC


The Office of Access and Enrollment manages the application and selection process for all Selective Enrollment Schools within Chicago Public Schools. Lane Tech does not accept applications and is not involved in the selection process for incoming students. Please click here for more information from OAE.

Students are selected to attend an Academic Center program based upon three criteria:

  1. Previous year’s grades (for example: 5th grade grades, if applying to 7th grade)
  2. Previous year’s NWEA MAP scores
  3. Elementary School Selective Enrollment Exam score (date provided upon application)

Further details and information can be found at the Office of Access and Enrollment Website. Go to www.go.cps.edu starting September 2021.


Meet & Greet

Newly accepted students would normally be invited to an evening celebration to visit Lane before making their selections. Due to the Covid-19 school closure order, we are unable to host this event in person.

Please CLICK HERE to view a virtual presentation for newly accepted students!


Accepted Students for the 2021-2022 Year

Congratulations on your acceptance to LTAC!

Please enroll by filling out our online enrollment form by Friday June 11.

Students attending Academic Centers are eligible for school bus services. Please complete the Student Transportation Services “White Form” if you would like to utilize CPS transportation, scan it and email it back to me at culmer@cps.edu. Then complete the Lane Tech Transportation Form indicating your stop choices.

If you plan on auditioning for an upper level music course please see the information here: https://www.lanetech.org/freshmen/course-placement/music-auditions/


Open House

Lane Tech will host an open house for sixth grade students who are interested in the Academic Center (LTAC) in late October or early November of 2021. This is the only open house offered each school year. Accepted students will be invited to see Lane at the Meet & Greet in April or May before making their selection. Please check back in early August for the open house date.


Upcoming Events for Incoming Students

Small Group Tours – Wednesday June 9 1-2:30pm

If you would like to come in to have a small group tour and have your questions answered by a current and former LTAC student, please complete this form to RSVP by Friday June 4.

You will receive email instructions after completing the form.

Math Placement Exam – Monday June 21 9:00-10:15am

Click here to REGISTER.

Math placement exam will take place in person at Lane Tech on Monday June 21 from 9-10:15am.

All arrival and exam instructions will be sent via email when we have the list of registrants. If a student does not wish to take the placement exam, they will be taking Pre-Algebra.

Language Placement Exam – mid-June

Students should only take the language placement exam if they have prior instruction in the language they selected and would like to be placed in a high school level 2 course or higher. Students who fit this qualification will take a language exam online and have a scheduled oral portion to the exam. All details will be updated here on the website and emails sent when we have them.

*The language placement exams will be virtual and dependent upon student interest. Please look at the website and emails from me for updates on language placement exam details.

Myrtle & Gold Week – June 28-July 1 8:30 – 11:30 am

Myrtle and Gold Week is like LTAC Camp and is a great opportunity for students to get to know each other, become familiar with the school building, and HAVE FUN!! Activities include tours of the school and campus, fun team building games, an academic overview so that students feel prepared for the upcoming year, an opportunity to explore the many classes and activities that Lane Tech has to offer, and a party in the Memorial Garden to celebrate the end of a fun week.

Click here to sign up for Myrtle and Gold Week.

Myrtle & Gold Week is $50 per student. You may sign up and pay at a later time. The deadline for payment is June 25th. Click here for the ePay link if you need to pay for Myrtle & Gold Week. **PLEASE NOTE that when you click the link to pay for M&G Week, you need to click the “Freshmen Connections” link. You can also pay using cash or money order. You can drop off or send cash or money order to:

Lane Tech College Prep
Attn: Tara Johnson
2501 W Addison St.
Chicago, IL 60618

LTAC Orientation Day and Quickstart Registration – late August

Orientation is a one day event where students will meet their upper class mentors, follow a class schedule, and tour the school. The day will be filled with activities that will enable students to become more familiar and comfortable with Lane and their fellow classmates. Students will have lunch in the cafeteria, so please bring a lunch or $3 to purchase a pizza lunch. Students only from 9AM-1PM. Parent meeting (optional) 12:30-1:00PM.

Quickstart Registration is where students come and pay fees, get their textbooks, locker numbers, PE uniforms, locks, pay school fees, get yearbook photos taken, etc.


Information for Incoming LTAC Students

Medical Forms

All incoming seventh graders are required to submit a physical examination form for the 2020-21 school year. The physical must include a current T-DAP vaccination, 2 doses of MMR and Varicella, and 3 doses of Hepatitis. Please make a copy of your child’s physical for your records. Physicals must take place July 1, 2020* or later and are due at Quick Start. Click here to access a copy of the CPS required physical form.

*Some schools have required students to have a completed physical before the end of the school year. Physicals are good for one year. At the time of Quick Start, students who have had a physical within the year can submit the existing physical. Students should then submit an updated physical when the current physical expires.


Incoming 7th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

Please see the attached document that explains your summer reading assignment. You may purchase the book at a bookstore, order it used from amazon, read it on a kindle or nook, check it out from a library, or borrow it from a classmate or friend.

Please email Ms. Ulmer at CUlmer@cps.edu with questions


Shadow Days

Unfortunately, Lane does not offer shadow days given the amount of requests we receive. We simply do not have the capacity to accommodate all students. Accepted students will be invited to visit Lane one more time before making their selection.