HighSight's mission is to provide academic and social support to Chicago high school students. HighSight provides scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, leadership development and college readiness programs to enable its students to attend and succeed at the private high school of their choice.
HighSight identifies prospective applicants through a network of schools, programs and community based organizations. Students from Chicago submit applications in the winter of their eighth-grade year. After completing the application, student finalists and their parents are interviewed by HighSight's selection committee. Qualifying students are then awarded partial four-year scholarships based upon financial need, character, attitude and academic potential.