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 2020.


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.

Please click here to view a slideshow with LTAC teacher/department introductions, student testimonials, and parent contacts if you wish to talk to a current LTAC parent. This is a small introduction to the various courses we offer. Please know as we collect videos from teachers we wil add to the presentation.

Please click here for a welcome video from Principal Tennison


Accepted Students for the 2020-2021 Year

Congratulations on your acceptance to LTAC!

Please enroll by filling out our online enrollment form by May 22, 2020.

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. 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/

If you are interested in attending a live Google Hangout Q & A session with the Academic Center Director and an LTAC counselor, please complete this form so we can gauge interest.


Open House

Virtual Open House will launch at 9:00 a.m. on October 24, 2020 at lanetech.org/virtualopenhouse.  Please take a virtual tour, listen to a welcome from Principal Tennison, and learn more about all that Lane has to offer!


Upcoming Events for Incoming Students — all information TBD as we deal with the ongoing changes to our school year.

Math Placement Exam – early June

Mandatory math placement exam will take place online at some point in the upcoming weeks. All incoming LTAC students are required to take a math basic skills exam for placement into Pre-Algebra or Algebra. Calculators are not allowed. All details will be updated here on the website and emails sent when we have them.

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 following events are tentatively scheduled. More information will be coming. Please be patient as we work through all the changes and always check your email and this website for new information.

*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.

*YMCA Camp Duncan – Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Seventh grade students who sign up for Camp Duncan should plan on being at Lane no later than 8:15 am on Wednesday, August 25th. Please check email and website for participation form and timeline updates.


Information for Incoming LTAC Students

Medical Forms

All incoming seventh graders are required to submit a physical examination form for the 2017-18 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.