Chicagoland Schools Are Invited to Participate!
All Chicagoland schools, K-12, are invited to participate in the All-Ages College Fair and 5K fun run/walk. Make it a field trip! Make it part of your college readiness programming! Send track and field teams for a practice run! All who participate do so to call attention to a crisis in education for Chicago's public school students: fewer than 14% of CPS students will graduate from a 4-year college by age 25. About 11% of minority students attending CPS will. Many have never considered attending college. Let's change that!
Let's get 1500 students to March to College in 2017 and move those 1500 one step closer to college graduation!
School Registration Process
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Download the School Registration Packet (choosing either CPS or non-CPS, depending upon which is relevant to your school) and submit the completed forms by March 1, 2017 to receive the discounted Early Bird Registration rate.
Collect Individual Student Registration Forms from each student. The forms can be found inside the School Registration Packet. One form for each attending student must be turned in at March to College.
Submit online payment or check by March 1, 2017 for the discounted rate. After March 1 and through April 5, 2017, the registration fee is higher. Registration ends April 5, 2017 for those who want t-shirts. After that date, t-shirts are only available while supplies last. Payment must be received to reserve your spots. A 50% non-refundable fee will be assessed for cancellations prior to April 5.
School Registration Packet
The School Registration Packet contains the following materials and forms:
5K March to College Event Flyer
This flyer about the event may be distributed to students to take home to their families.
PA Announcements about 5K March to College
Schools may use this template language to make school-wide announcements about 5K March to College and to invite students to submit audition tapes to perform at 5K March to College
Template Letter to Parents about 5K March to College
Send this letter to parents to inform them about the 5K March to College field trip and invite them to attend.
Individual Student Registration Form
Each attending student must complete this form and his or her parent/guardian must sign the waiver. These forms must be turned in at the event for students to receive their t-shirts and to participate in the 5K. Students who do not turn in a waiver will not be able to participate in the run/walk.
List of Student and Chaperone Registrants
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