Mimim, thank you for the information on the delay.
Thistles in Snow, I live in Rogers Park and know a few families who have been *very* happy at Stone. Would be thrilled if my DS was accepted there.
We applied to Stone as well as Interamerican, Hawthorne, Burley and, of course, we gave the GEAP process a try. There were a couple other magnet schools that I can't remember off the top of my head. Honestly, I've tried to remain somewhat detached from the process all along. In fact, we'd hoped to move out of Rogers Park by next year, but it's looking unlikely that that will happen now.
As of tonight, I've begun researching homeschooling a little more carefully... As a person from a relatively small town, I just have a hard time believing that all the stress involved with making CPS work (the testing, the application process, the long commutes to *kindergarten* in many cases) makes sense for me.
In any event, I'm glad this thread is here.