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Starting high school with the right foundation helps prepare students down the line. 
 
Word Language
Freshmen with previous experience in languages offered at Jones should take a placement exam. The main languages offered include Spanish, French, and Chinese (Mandarin).
 
  • Last names starting with A-L will test on May 2, 2020 at 8:00-9:30am.
  • Last names starting with M-Z will test on May 16, 2020 at 8:00-9:30am.
 
If you have questions regarding testing please contact Marcos Gonzalez-Diaz at mgonzalezdi@cps.edu
 
Math
ALL freshmen are being asked to take a benchmark test in math.
  • Last names starting with A-L will test on May 2, 2020 at 9:30 am -12:30 pm
  • Last names starting with M-Z will test on May 16, 2020 at 9:30 am-12:30 pm
 
The Math 1 Benchmark Test will take approximately one hour, and students will not be allowed to use a calculator on the exam. Students should bring a pencil.
 
Arrive 15 minutes early so testing can begin promptly. Once their test is complete, they are allowed to leave.
 
The benchmark exam will be used to determine the math course placements for next year.
  • If a student takes the CPS Algebra Exit Exam, results will be considered for his/her placement. Students that take the CPS Algebra Exit Exam still must take the math benchmark exam.
  • If a student does not take the CPS Algebra Exit Exam, we will use the benchmark exam to determine his/her placement for next year.
 
Freshmen interested in testing into Math 3 (Algebra 2) must take the Jones Math 2 Benchmark Test. This test will be held immediately following the Math 1 Benchmark Test, and it will also last approximately one hour. Students will be allowed to use a non-CAS graphing calculator on this exam. Students will need to bring their own calculators.
 
If you have a conflict with the date(s) or have further questions please contact Math Department Co-Chair Kim Bowman KLBowman@cps.edu
 
 
Music

Freshmen with prior experience in band, jazz band, choir, or orchestra may audition for placement in intermediate and advanced level ensembles.
Last names starting with A-L will test on May 2, 2020 (email to schedule audition time)
Last names starting with M-Z will test on May 16, 2020 (email to schedule audition time)

Please email to schedule an audition. Band - Michael Block mlblock2@cps.edu Choir - Katie Colby ktcolby@cps.edu Orchestra - Rhea Basa rsbasa@cps.edu

Prepare for your audition by reviewing the audition material below: