Eighth Grade / High School Information

High School Admissions Resources

 

Parent Workshop: HS Admissions Process for 8th Grade Families, Part 2 (2/7/22)

(Presentation)

Parent Workshop: HS Admissions Process for 8th Grade Families, Part 1 (11/3/21)

(Taller de padres: admision de escuelas secundarias para familias del 8vo grado, parte 1)

Presentation in English / Presentacion en español

HS Open Houses 2021-2022

 

Myschools Account:

Parents: How to Create Your MySchools Account (Padres: Cómo Crear Su Cuenta de MySchools)

 

Parent Workshop: HS Admissions for Upcoming 8th Grade Families (4/17/21)

(Taller de padres: admision de escuelas secundarias para families del los que prontos van al 8vo grado)

Presentation in English; Presentacion en Español

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5/12/22 Announcement (MS Arts Audition Boot Camp 2022 - EXTENDED!)

ATTENTION 7th GRADERS!

UPDATE regarding the information below on 4/5/12 - Deadline has been extended to May 22nd.

If you are interested in possibly applying to high schools with arts/audition programs in the Fall/8th grade school year, please see this application flyer with details.

5/11/22 Announcement (SHSAT Offers, Discovery & DREAM Programs)

ATTENTION 7th GRADERS and 8th GRADERS!

There have recently been correspondence provided to students and families regarding the SHSAT offers, the Discovery Program, and the DREAM program (all related to the high school admissions process). This letter is to clarify any questions or confusions that may arise.

4/12/22 Announcement (SHSAT Results/Offer Letters)

ATTENTION 8th GRADERS!

For students who took the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) in December 2021, results are available in MySchools today. You will be able to log in to the family-facing MySchools site (myschools.nyc) to access your child’s SHSAT results. NEW this year: A video that explains how offers to the testing Specialized High Schools are made. To view, visit schools.nyc.gov/SHS

Students can receive up to one offer to a testing Specialized High School that they listed on their SHSAT registration in MySchools based on their SHSAT score. For students who received an offer to a testing Specialized High School, there is nothing these students need to do at this time to accept their offer.

 

Not all students who took the SHSAT will receive an offer to a testing Specialized High School. As in previous years, offers are made in SHSAT score order, starting with the highest-scoring students, until all seats at these schools are filled. If a student who took the SHSAT did not receive an offer, this means that they received a SHSAT score that was not high enough to receive an offer to one of the schools listed on their SHSAT registration in MySchools. We understand these results can be disappointing for some families. However, every 8th grade student will receive a high school admissions offer letter in June, which will include their high school application results and any LaGuardia High School audition results (if they submitted auditions). 

Current 8th grade students can take the SHSAT again as a 9th grade student during the 2022-23 school year for admission to the testing Specialized High Schools in fall 2023, if they choose. More information will be available during the 2022-23 school year at schools.nyc.gov/SHS.

 

“Opting out” means the student will be leaving NYC, attending a non-public school (private/parochial), or attending a charter school in fall 2022. Opting out means the child will not be enrolled in NYC public schools during fall 2022. Families can “opt out” starting in June, only after high school application results have been released. Opting out does not mean the student wants a different public high school offer; students who want a different school can join waitlists starting in June - more information to come. 

If you have any questions, below is the designated staff for your child:

Ms. Salcedo - classes 820/840/860/880 (ext. 3030, JSalcedo@schools.nyc.gov)
Mr. Murphy- classes 810/830/850/870 (ext. 4521, FMurphy@schools.nyc.gov)
Mr. George - Spanish speaking families of classes 810/830/850/870 (ext. 2003, Glavezzary2@schools.nyc.gov)
Mr. Long - college and career readiness teacher (JLong14@schools.nyc.gov)

4/5/22 Announcement (MS Arts Audition Boot Camp 2022 - RETURN TO IN PERSON CAMP!)

ATTENTION 7th GRADERS!

For those interested in possibly applying to high schools with arts/audition programs in the Fall/8th grade school year, please see below information as an option to prepare!


Return to In-Person Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp 2022!


Program Description:
Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp is a free, two-week arts program for New York City Department of Education public school students entering grade 8 in September 2022.This intensive program will return to an “in-person” camp this summer. The NYCDOE Office of Arts & Special Projects administers this program in collaboration with a group of leading cultural organizations: Lincoln Center, Weill Institute of Music at Carnegie Hall, Harlem School for the Arts, NY Philharmonic, Studio in a School, and Julliard. The goal of the program is to provide equity and access in preparation to screened NYCDOE arts high schools and arts programs for 300 currently Title I middle school students interested in auditioning for a screened high school arts program. 


Dates: August 1 – August 12, 2022 
Note: There will be follow-up sessions in the Fall 2022 prior to High School Auditioning and Screening season. (Dates to be announced.) (Subject to Chancellor Regulations on school reopening.) 

Schedule: Middle School Arts Audition Boot camp meets daily, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  

Admitted students must commit to full participation for the entire program. 
Attendance is mandatory and unexcused absences will result in dismissal from the program. Students will not be excused for vacations, participation in other art programs, or to participate in any other school-based activity. Please note: Students may be asked to participate in or attend an in-person or online, virtual event/performance that may extend beyond camp hours.  Parents/Guardians will be notified of these events in advance. 

Location: To be determined
 

Admission: Admission to the MS Arts Audition Boot Camp 2022 is by online application (only) and online audition submission. 


Eligibility: To apply for MS Arts Audition Boot Camp 2022, students must meet the following criteria: 
- Students must be entering 8 grade in the Fall of 2022. 
- Priority is given to students currently attending a NYCDOE public school.  
- Students must be Title I eligible or attending a Title I school. 
- Students cannot attend MS Arts Audition Boot Camp 2022 if they have been accepted and plan to attend Summer Arts Institute (SAI) 2022.(Students can apply to both programs but can only attend one program within the same year.) 
- Under the current NYCDOE policy, all eligible students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by CDC guidelines in order to participate in MS Arts Audition Boot Camp.  Please note that to be considered fully vaccinated by CDC guideline, two weeks must have passed since you received the second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks must have passed since you received a single-dose vaccine.  All participating staff and students who are eligible to receive the vaccine must show proof of vaccination prior to the start of the program.

To Apply: Apply online at: https://www.cvent.com/d/x8qdqg All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on April 29, 2022.

Auditions: Auditions will be virtual this year. All eligible students who submit a complete application by the deadline will be invited to audition. Audition information will emailed to students following their application submission. Students must record and upload their audition or digital portfolio by 11:59 p.m. June 3, 2022.  Some studios may request a follow up online interview or exercise to further demonstrate skill. Students will be notified if this step is necessary. The online audition submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please feel free to submit your video performance or digital portfolio whenever you are ready but no later than June 3, 2022.

Questions: Please contact Ellen Mauser or Darleen Garner at MSArtsBootCamp@schools.nyc.gov 

4/5/22 Announcement (Family Workshop: Navigating High School)

ATTENTION 8th GRADERS!

The NYC DOE is hosting a virtual workshop to offer information on:

Learning the value of enrichment opportunities and pertinent ways to engage school staff

- Understanding strategies that will help your child prepare for a postsecondary pathway while in high school (Grades 9 - 11)

This event will be held on Thursday, April 28th, 5:00-6:00 PM. You are encouraged to attend!

You can register using this link.

3/7/22 Announcement (HS Applications Due Soon!)

ATTENTION 8th GRADERS!

This is a reminder that high school applications are due THIS WEEK, FRIDAY MARCH 11TH!! Please make sure you submit your HS applications no later than this date via your MySchools account (www.MySchools.nyc).

Additional materials (if applicable for some screened and audition programs), are also due to be uploaded on MySchools no later than Friday, March 11th.

 

For questions, please reach out to your child's designated counselor:

Ms. Salcedo (even# classes- 820/840/860/880), 718-274-8316x3030, JSalcedo@schools.nyc.gov
Mr. Murphy (odd# classes- 810/830/850/870); 718-274-8316x4521, FMurphy@schools.nyc.gov

Mr. George (spanish-speaking for odd# classes) 718-274-8316x2003 Glavezzary2@schools.nyc.gov

2/18/22 and 3/1/22 Announcements (Additional High School Admission Virtual Events)

ATTENTION 8th GRADERS!

Please see message from the office of High School enrollment below for informative virtual events. HS applications are due MARCH 11th on MySchools.

We’re excited to host additional virtual events series about high school admissions in New York City. All NYC families with eighth graders (as well as interested families of first-time ninth graders) are welcome and encouraged to attend. Each event is virtual—you can join from anywhere!

 

  • At each event, we’ll share information that families may find helpful as they submit their application, including information about high school screens, how to build a balanced high school application, and how to participate in the audition process for arts programs, including for LaGuardia High School. 

  • After the presentation, we will respond to questions that are submitted during the event.

The content of each event is the same, but different interpretation services will be provided at different events, as follows: 

  • March 1, 6pm to 7pm | Event held in English.

  • March 4, 1pm to 2pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Bangla, Korean, Urdu 

  • March 7, 6pm to 7pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Arabic, French, Russian

  • March 8, 6pm to 7pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Chinese (Mandarin), Haitian Creole, Spanish 

How to join:

 

  • Each event will be hosted live. Join us on Zoom at the event’s start time by clicking here: bit.ly/2022HSEvents

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Check your email or schools.nyc.gov/High two business days before the event: we’ll send you a message that includes this same Zoom link and the password that you’ll need to join, as well as phone numbers to call for live interpretation in provided languages.

Can’t attend, or want to learn more? 

 

2/16/22 Announcement (High School Application Deadline EXTENDED)

ATTENTION 8th GRADERS!

The office of HS enrollment has informed us that the high school application deadline is being extended to Friday, March 11.

This means that on your MySchools account, families can submit their high school applications, register for LaGuardia auditions, and add additional materials through Friday, March 11.

For questions, please reach out to your child's designated counselor:

Ms. Salcedo (even# classes- 820/840/860/880), 718-274-8316x3030, JSalcedo@schools.nyc.gov
Mr. Murphy (odd# classes- 810/830/850/870); 718-274-8316x4521, FMurphy@schools.nyc.gov

Mr. George (spanish-speaking for odd# classes) 718-274-8316x2003 Glavezzary2@schools.nyc.gov

2/9/22 Announcement (High School Application Assistance)

ATTENTION 8th GRADERS!

Need help with your High School Application? 

  • 8th Grade Families can schedule appointments with Mr. Murphy, Ms. Salcedo, Mr. George or Mr. Long to receive assistance with their High School Application.  Families must use www.teacherreacher.com to set up an appointment. 

    • Event:  High School Application Assistance 

    • Registration opens Thursday, 2/10, 2022.

      • Appointments can be made during and after school hours.  Please check availability.

Not sure who to make an appointment with?

  • Mr. Murphy, Ms. Salcedo, Mr. George and Mr. Long are all available.  Use the guidance below to refine who is aligned to your class or who best fits your needs

    • If you're in classes 810, 830, 850, 870 - Meet with Mr. Murphy

      • Families whose preferred language is Spanish, can make appointments with Mr. George

    • If you're in classes 820, 840, 860, 880 - Meet with Ms. Salcedo

    • Have a general question?  Mr. Long is available to discuss the process with ALL 8th grade families.

      • He will also be speaking to students during their College and Career Readiness Classes.

High School Applications are due MARCH 11TH!

2/4/22 Announcement (Parent Workshop: HS Admissions Part 2)

ATTENTION 8th GRADERS

We are hosting a continuation (part 2) of the parent workshop for HS Admissions. Please see the FLYER for details. We hope to see you there (virtually)!
As a reminder, HS applications are now OPEN. Families can begin working on and submitting their HS applications via their account on the MySchools website (www.myschools.nyc). The last day to submit applications will be Tuesday, March 1st.

For questions, please reach out to your child's designated counselor:

 

Ms. Salcedo (even# classes- 820/840/860/880), 718-274-8316x3030, JSalcedo@schools.nyc.gov
Mr. Murphy (odd# classes- 810/830/850/870); 718-274-8316x4521, FMurphy@schools.nyc.gov

1/27/22 Announcement (High School Applications OPEN!)

ATTENTION 8th GRADERS

High school applications have now OPENED, and the deadline to apply is Friday, March 11, 2022. All 8th graders are able to begin building, revising, and submitting their applications via MySchools (www.myschools.nyc).

Some updates:
Finalized Guidance on High School Screening: This school year, schools that are screened will be using students' highest grades in four courses—English, math, social studies, and science––when considering HS offers. To determine which grades to use, they will choose the highest grade in each of these courses, from the following: 

  • Final course grades from seventh grade 

  • Marking period or end-of-term grades from eighth grade that are available by the high school application deadline.

Please note, dates for HS Admissions Parent Workshops are forthcoming very soon to explain and provide more detailed information.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your designated counselor below.

Ms. Salcedo (even# classes- 820/840/860/880), 718-274-8316x3030, JSalcedo@schools.nyc.gov

Mr. Murphy (odd# classes- 810/830/850/870); 718-274-8316x4521, FMurphy@schools.nyc.gov

1/20/22 Announcement (Virtual HS Admissions Workshop Events from HSE)

ATTENTION 8th GRADERS

Below is a message from the NYC Office of High School Enrollment (HSE). They are offering workshops next week and all 8th grade students/families are encouraged to attend. The High School application will open up next week on MySchools (exact date to be shared soon). The deadline will be March 11.

Dear Families,

The high school application opens the week of January 24, and we’re excited to host Part 2 of our virtual events series about high school admissions in New York City that same week. All NYC families with eighth graders (as well as interested families of first-time ninth graders) are welcome and encouraged to attend. Each event is virtual—you can join from anywhere!

  • At each Part 2 event, we’ll cover when and how to apply, how offers are made, how to build a balanced high school application, how applicants will be evaluated for screened programs, and how to participate in the audition process for arts programs, including for LaGuardia High School. 

  • After the presentation, we will respond to your questions.


The content of each event is the same, but different interpretation services will be provided at different events, as follows:

  • January 24, 5pm to 6pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Bangla, Korean, Spanish 

  • January 26, 1pm to 2pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Arabic, French, Russian 

  • January 27, 5pm to 6pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Chinese(Mandarin), Haitian Creole, Urdu

How to join:

  • Each event will be hosted live.  Join us on Zoom at the event’s start time here by clicking here: https://bit.ly/HSEvent202

Can’t attend, or want to learn more? 

Best wishes,

The High School Admissions Team, Office of Student Enrollment

1/6/22 Announcement (Webinar from the Free Event on How to Apply to NYC HS)

ATTENTION 8th GRADERS

For those who missed the event that was shared below on 12/14, you can now access the webinar in English and in Spanish on valuable information re: learning about the HS Application process.

English

Spanish

1/6/22 Announcement (CTE Virtual HS Fairs)

ATTENTION 8th GRADERS

Please see flyer for the NYC CTE Virtual High School Fairs on January 18, 19, and 20th. 

CTE programs/schools (career and technical education) connect students to a wide range of industry options leading to more than 79 specific postsecondary options, career pathways. New York City offers over 300 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to choose from at over 135 high schools.

 

Please try to register to learn more about your options to consider for your High School application. It is important to do research in order to create an application with programs that will be a good fit for you. As a reminder, the HS application period has not opened yet. It will open on MySchools the week of 1/24 (exact date will be shared as soon as it is confirmed).

 

12/17/21 Announcement (Preparing for Auditions for HS Applications)

ATTENTION 8th GRADERS INTERESTED IN SCHOOL PROGRAMS THAT REQUIRE AUDITION

*This information is only for the students who will be choosing to apply to school programs that require AUDITION for the Arts*

 

Students can now learn how to prepare for audition(s) on the NYC DOE Auditions page

  • The components for all schools’ programs in a specific discipline (such as vocal music or visual arts) will be the same. This means that students only have to prepare and submit, say, one vocal music audition to apply to multiple schools’ vocal music programs.

  • Auditions will consist of the same components whether they are virtual or in person. 

  • Preparation videos for each of the disciplines are available on the Auditions page.

As a reminder, the NYC Department of Education offers 77 audition (arts) program options across 25 high schools, including Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. If students apply to any of these specific programs, then as part of their admissions process, applicants will complete auditions.

When the audition period opens the week of January 24,

  • Students will be able to audition for any arts high school program(s) by submitting their audition materials virtually, through MySchools. 

  • Some schools will also provide the option for students to audition in person. There will be no preference given to students who use either format. 

  • If students audition for any LaGuardia High School programs, they will also need to register to participate when registration opens the week of January 24. 

  • If students audition for arts programs at any other DOE public high schools, they will include these programs on their high school application when the application opens the week of January 24. 

WHAT’S NEXT

The high school application, LaGuardia registration, and the audition period will open the week of January 24. Please stay tuned for updates. Learn more about high school admissions on schools.nyc.gov/High and schools.nyc.gov/SHS.

12/15/21 Announcement (HS Applications Updates)

ATTENTION 8th GRADERS

Below are details about high school admissions announced yesterday by the office of HS enrollment. More details and guidance will be communicated frequently in the coming weeks as they arise.

 

High School Application:

  • The high school application for students entering high school in fall 2022 will open in late January (during the week of January 24, 2022). Families will be notified when the application opens.

  • The deadline for families to submit their high school application will be in early March (the week of February 28, 2022).

 

Geographic priorities and eligibility:

Last year, district priorities were eliminated for high school admissions and they will continue to not be used for admissions purposes this year. 

Borough and zone priorities will remain in place for the upcoming admissions cycle. 

Approximately 235 high school programs offer a borough or zoned priority, and many schools have shared that these priorities allow them to serve the families in their communities. MySchools will be updated within the coming week to reflect borough priorities/eligibility and zoned programs.

 

Screened programs: 

High school programs that use the screened admissions method will use multiple measures as their screening criteria. These measures will include submission of a work sample from last year (such as essays, reports, etc) and first semester grades from this school year. This year, due to the absence of reliable or current state exam results, state test scores will not be used. 

The evaluation of students' applications to screened schools will happen centrally instead of at the school level. Students often apply to multiple screened schools and moving this process centrally will allow one team to evaluate a submission even if the student applies to multiple schools. This will also lead to a more consistent scoring process as one centrally-designed rubric will be used for all submissions. 

We will be sharing more details about the screening process, as well as the audition process, in the coming weeks. 

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to your designated counselor:
Ms. Salcedo (even classes: 820/840/860/880) ext. 3030, JSalcedo@schools.nyc.gov

Mr. Murphy (odd classes: 810/830/850/870) ext. 4521, FMurphy@schools.nyc.gov

12/14/21 Announcement (FREE Event: How to Apply to NYC HS)

ATTENTION 8th GRADE

Inside Schools in partnership with NY Public Library are hosting a FREE event on applying to NYC high schools and answering questions. The flyer & details are in the links found below. Just a reminder that the NYC high school applications has NOT opened yet. We will let you know when that date is shared with us by the office HS enrollment.

Flyer Link

Direct Registration Link

12/3/21 Announcement (SHSAT Late Registration/Make-Ups)

ATTENTION Interested 8th GRADERS WHO MISSED THEIR SHSAT/SHSAT DEADLINE!

If you missed the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) or if you didn’t register before the deadline, you can request a make-up test. Please note that if you have already taken the SHSAT this year, you cannot take it again.

  •  If you want to register, reach out to your designated school counselor below no later than December 8, 2021.

  • Once registered for a make-up test: We will continue to notify when test tickets are ready to print from MySchools. Each student’s ticket includes information about their test date and location; learn more at schools.nyc.gov/SHS.

  • Already took the test? You’re all set—there’s nothing else you need to do now. We will notify families when results will be available in spring 2022.

Ms. Salcedo - even classes 820/840/860/880 - JSalcedo@schools.nyc.gov / 718-274-8316 ext. 3030

Mr. Murphy - odd classes 810/830/850/870 - FMurphy@schools.nyc.gov / 718-274-8316 ext. 4521

11/23/21 Announcement (SHSAT Tickets)

ATTENTION 8th GRADERS THAT REGISTERED FOR THE SHSAT!

If you/your child is registered for the optional specialized test for specialized high schools (SHSAT), your SHSAT ticket will become available to view later today. HS enrollment will send you an e-mail to alert you and instructions on viewing/downloading the ticket when it is posted later today. This email alert will go to the email address you have linked to your MySchools account.

 

When available, please view the test ticket to ensure that all is correct. Each student’s ticket includes their test date, arrival time, test location, and testing accommodations (if applicable). If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your designated counselor below.

 

Some additional key points:

*SHSAT is scheduled for Thursday, December 2nd at our school (IS 126Q)*

-Students should arrive at their school’s normal start time (8AM), unless told otherwise by their school. 

-Students who do not have extended time testing accommodations have 180 minutes to take the exam. Students in this situation will finish their exam approximately 4 hours after the arrival time on their test ticket.

-Students who have extended time testing accommodations have up to 360 minutes to take the exam, plus two 15-minute breaks. Students in this situation will finish their exam anywhere from 4 to 8 hours after their arrival time, depending on how much time the student needs to take the exam.

-Students should get lots of sleep the night before the test and eat breakfast that morning. 

-Students should pack a snack and water to bring to your testing site. Note that students will not be able to eat during the test. And don’t forget your mask! 

-Each student must complete the DOE health screening questionnaire the morning of the test, and be ready to show the results to the test site when they arrive.

-Students should bring sharpened Number 2 pencils, erasers, water, and a silent non-calculator watch to keep time. Any student may bring a highlighter, a pencil grip, a magnifying glass, or a slant board if needed.

-Students should not bring cameras or personal electronic devices such as a calculator, calculator watch, smart watch, MP3 player/iPod, tablet/iPad, or eBook reader. Cell phones must be turned off and not in use while in the building. 

-If a student gets sick at the test site, they should tell staff as soon as possible. Sick students will be sent home, and they can request a make-up test through their current school counselor. Students who miss the test due to illness should request a make-up test date through their current school counselor.

-Test preparation and practice tests are on our website.

Ms. Salcedo - JSalcedo@schools.nyc.gov; 718-274-8316 ext. 3030 (Even# classes 820/840/860/880)

Mr. Murphy- FMurphy@schools.nyc.gov; 718-274-8316 ext. 4521 (Odd# classes 810/830/850/870)

10/14/21 Announcement (MySchools Accounts & SHSAT Registration)

ATTENTION 8th GRADERS!

High school welcome letters are now available, and registration is now open for the optional Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), the exam that determines admission to the eight testing Specialized High Schools

MYSCHOOLS ACCOUNTS:
1. Welcome letters are in the mail to families of 8th grade students. Each personalized welcome letter includes an overview of high school admissions, including how to use the online high school directory and application system, MySchools.nyc.

2. For families who have never used MySchools before, their personalized welcome letter will help them set up their MySchools account and add their child using their unique account creation code.
3. For families who have already used MySchools in a previous year for their applicant child or a sibling, they just need to log in! They can re-set their MySchools password if needed. If a family logs into MySchools and does not see their child’s name on the Dashboard page, that’s okay--they just need their applicant child's welcome letter account creation code to ADD their child to their existing account.

REGISTERING FOR SHSAT:
1. Registration is now open for the SHSAT, and the deadline to register is November 15, 2021. Registration is not first-come first-served; all students who register by the deadline will be able to take the SHSAT. 
2. Once logged into your MySchools account (myschools.nyc), families can register their child for the SHSAT. When the family completes their SHSAT registration, they will receive a confirmation email with the registration receipt.
3. During registration, the family will indicate the student’s preference order for the eight testing Specialized High Schools. You can make changes to a student’s school preference order until the November 15 registration deadline.

4. SHSAT will be administered for registered students in our school on December 2.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to your designated guidance counselor:
* Ms. Salcedo - even classes 820,840,860,880 - JSalcedo@schools.nyc.gov, 718-274-8316 ext. 3030, or
* Mr. Murphy - odd classes 810,830,850,870 - FMurphy@schools.nyc.gov, 718-274-8316 ext. 4521

10/13/21 Announcement (HS Admissions Update & SHSAT Dates)

ATTENTION 8th GRADERS!

Here is some key info/updates from the office of HS enrollment:


SHSAT Timeline:
- Welcome Letters: Starting later this week, welcome letters will become available. As of today (October 13) welcome letters are not yet available. Each student’s personalized welcome letter will include details on how to create/access their MySchools account (including account creation/PIN codes), participate in admissions, and register for the optional SHSAT.
- Registration for the optional SHSAT will open later this week, after welcome letters are available for you
- As of today (October 13), registration for the SHSAT is not yet open.
- Families will be able to register their child on their MySchools account (myschools.nyc
- Like last year, families will indicate each child’s preference order for the testing Specialized High Schools when they submit their SHSAT registration in MySchools.
- The deadline to register for the SHSAT is
November 15, 2021.

Test Dates and Locations:
- Our registered 8th grade students will test here at their current school (I.S. 126Q), if they opt to take the test, during the school day on
Thursday, December 2.

9/30/21 Announcement (Onset of HS Application process; TACHS Exam)

ATTENTION 8th GRADERS!

The High School application process that you will begin to work on (soon) will ONLY be for NYC public high schools. This application will not include Private, Catholic, or Charter High Schools. Students who are interested in applying to Private, Catholic, and/or Charter Schools have to do this application independently. If you'd like to apply to Catholic Schools, you are required to take the TACHS exam. This letter in English and in Spanish includes important dates and information on the TACHS exam. If you have any questions please refer to their website and their contact info to get further information.

9/21/21 Announcement (Welcome to HS Admissions Process)

ATTENTION 8th GRADERS!

Welcome to the new school year and the high school admissions process! All current 8th and first-time 9th grade students who live in New York City can apply to high school and test and/or audition to apply to the Specialized High Schools during the 2021-2022 school year. In mid-October, you’ll get your child’s welcome letter soon with details on how to access your MySchools account and participate.

SHSAT UPDATE

For students interested in any/all of the eight testing Specialized High Schools  (OPTIONAL), you may apply to these schools by registering for and then taking the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT); offers are made based on each student’s SHSAT score, their school preferences, and seat availability. Here’s what you can do as of now:

  • Prepare. Detailed test information, sample tests, and information about testing accommodations are available the DOE SHSAT website. You may also access the practice material at this link: 2022 practice test

  • Register. Registration will open in mid-October 2021. We will share specific registration dates as soon as they are available.

  • Test. All registered students will take the SHSAT in December 2021. When specific test dates and other information become available, we will send an update. 

STAY TUNED! MORE UPDATES ARE COMING SOON, INCLUDING...

  • When to submit your high school application

  • When and how to register for programs at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, NYC’s audition Specialized High School, which uses a separate admissions process.

  • How to audition for arts programs at high schools across the city, including LaGuardia.

WHAT TO DO NOW

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High School Admissions Announcements

Important High School Websites:

ATTENTION PREVIOUS 2020 GRADUATES 

Still haven't picked up your senior envelope (i.e., diploma/yearbook/t-shirt,/$15 cap & gown refund, if applicable? Please call the school.

SENIOR GRADUATION:

​Click here to view our 2020 online graduation. Use the password GRAD2020 to access the video.