Interested in attending Payton as a 9th grader?
Prospective students interested in being admitted to Payton for their 9th grade year of high school must apply through the CPS Office of Access and Enrollment in the fall of their 8th grade year. Please visit the OAE website at cps.edu/oae
for further details and deadlines.
Interested in attending Payton as a transfer student?
Unfortunately, we are not accepting transfer students at this time. Should this situation change, we will post notification to this webpage and through the CPS Office of Access and Enrollment.
Chicago Residency Requirement
Payton is a Chicago Public School. As such, all Payton students must live within the Chicago city boundaries. At the time of enrollment, students must verify proof of their Chicago residence, and this residence must correspond with the socio-economic tier through which the student gained admission. Students must maintain and verify proof of their Chicago residency throughout their tenure at Payton.
If you have any further Payton admissions questions, please contact Payton's assistant principal, David D. Adamji, at firstname.lastname@example.org