Eighth Grade and High School Information
Attention 2020 graduates!
Please call the school to pick up your diploma, yearbook, t-shirt, and $15 refund check for caps & gowns, (if applicable)
Important High School Admissions Process Announcements
!! HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 1st !!
Please create your MySchools account and begin working on your HS application PRIOR to the deadline.
Parent/Student HS Workshops for 8th grade families (*updated with zoom links)
ATTENTION 7TH GRADERS!
The DREAM-Specialized High School Institute (DREAM-SHSI) is a free test preparation program designed to prepare students to take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) in the eighth grade. Students who are ELIGIBLE have been given the information and if interested, must apply by April 9th. If you have any questions, reach out to counselors Ms. Salcedo (JSalcedo@schools.nyc.gov) or Mr. Murphy (FMurphy@schools.nyc.gov).
ATTENTION 8TH GRADERS;
For students/families who have applied to High Schools participating in the Diversity in Admissions (DIA) initiative and have NOT reported their income, information has been given to complete the form by April 9th. If you have any questions, reach out to Ms. Salcedo (JSalcedo@schools.nyc.gov).
ATTENTION 7TH GRADERS!
High School applications are coming up this Fall 2021 and it is not too early to begin preparing! For those interested in schools in the Arts that require audition, please see this virtual & free opportunity below.
If you have any question regarding this program, please direct those questions to Ellen Mauser or Darleen Garner at MSArtsBootCamp@schools.nyc.gov
Announcing Virtual MS Arts Audition Boot Camp 2021!
Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp is a free, two-week arts program for NYC Department of Education public school students entering grade 8 in September 2021.This intensive program to be held virtually, is administered by OASP 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 2 – August 13, 2021
Note: There will be weekend follow-up sessions in the Fall 2021 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 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 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 online, virtual event/performance that may extend beyond camp hours. Parents/Guardians will be notified of these events in advance.
Location: Virtual Platform (Students will be required to keep their cameras on during synchronous camp time. Please note this when applying to the program.).
Admission: Admission to the MS Arts Audition Virtual Boot Camp 2021 is by online application (only) and an online audition submission is also required.
Eligibility: To apply for MS Arts Audition Virtual Boot Camp 2021, students must meet the following criteria:
1. Students must be entering 8th grade in the Fall of 2021.
2. Students must be Title I eligible or attending a Title I school.
3. Students cannot attend MS Arts Audition Boot Camp 2021 if they have been accepted and plan to attend Summer Arts Institute (SAI) 2021.(Students can apply to both programs but can only attend one program within the same year.)
Apply: Apply online at: https://www.cvent.com/d/yjq29t All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on May 7, 2021.
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 be e-mailed to students following their application submission. Students must record and upload their audition or digital portfolio by 11:59 p.m. June 11, 2021. 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. So, please feel free to submit your video performance or digital portfolio whenever you feel you are ready, but no later than June 11, 2021.
A reminder that the deadline to submit your high school application is NO LATER THAN this Monday, March 1!
If you’ve already submitted your child’s high school application, you’re all set! No further action is needed. Want to make changes to your child's application? You can do so any time through March 1—just remember to resubmit.
If you haven’t yet applied, you MUST submit your application! Remember, submitting an application with 12 choices by the deadline is your best chance to get an offer to a high school program of your choice. There is no downside to applying now, even if you’re unsure of your family’s plans for the fall.
Please submit your HS application on your MySchools account (www.myschools.nyc).
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the following contacts:
Mr. Murphy: / 929-333-2669 - Classes 83D & 84D (Spanish speaking families to Ms. Salcedo)
Mr. George: / 332-215-6922 - Classes 86D & 88D
Ms. Salcedo: / 718-274-8316 ext. 2006 / 516-531-3376 or Ms. Delach: - all other classes in grade 8 (Spanish speaking families to Ms. Salcedo)
Tips for your HS application from InsideSchools.org
Townsend Harris Q&A Sessions 2/25 - See info
Beacon HS - final virtual admissions events on Feb. 10th. Application information and rubric, click here. Student-led Q&A 6:00-6:30PM link here, 6:30-7:00PM link here, and virtual open house link here.
"47" American Sign Language & English Secondary School - see flyer for virtual tours
Newtown HS' new revamped program Open House (see flyer)
Aside from the HS Admissions workshops that IS 126 is offering (flyer above), the Dept. of Education's Office of Enrollment is offering a zoom workshop for navigating the HS admissions process. Click here for registration link and to post any questions you may have prior to the workshop.
-Maxine Greene HS for Imaginative Inquiry (promo video)
-Arts & Technology HS - Open House Dates (see flyer)
-HS of Fashion Industries is offering virtual portfolio workshops to help with your virtual audition process. They are dedicating the month of January and the first half of February to serve current eighth-graders and prospective applicants through virtual portfolio preparation workshops.
If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule a session today. Virtual portfolio workshops are done through Google Meet.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis - Open House Dates (see flyer)
Energy Tech HS - Open House Dates (see flyer)
Beacon High School - Virtual Open House
Thursday, January 21 at 6-7 pm and 7-8 pm
Saturday, January 23 at 11 am-12 pm and 12 pm-1 pm
Aviation High School - Virtual Open House
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 7:00 PM
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 9:30 AM
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 3:00 PM
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 6:30 PM
Long Island City High School - Virtual Open House
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 7:00 PM
MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 3:00 PM
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 4:00 PM
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 10:00 AM
Bryant High School Virtual Open House
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School for International Business Careers
AOFE Virtual Open House
Parents and students join us during the virtual open house dates for important information about AOFE.
LIVE OPEN HOUSE DATES
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 5 PM
Monday, November 16th, 2020 @ 5PM
Monday, November 30th, 2020 @ 5PM
10/21/20 Announcement -
The DOE will host citywide Virtual Career and Technical Education (CTE) High School fairs on multiple dates between Monday, November 16 to Saturday, December 5, 2020 (click here for flyer) These virtual events will provide middle school students, parents, guardians, and families an opportunity to interact with leaders and students from CTE schools and programs. The events are organized by borough but open to all families citywide. The events will also showcase industry and college partners collaborating with CTE programs. The virtual CTE HS fairs will include programs that provide pathways to success in the following
Automotive and Transport
Business and Finance
Construction and Sustainability
Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism
Engineering, Architecture and Robotics
Law and Public Safety
Media Technology and Design
10/13/20 Announcement -
The Office of HS enrollment will deliver printed copies of the 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide to schools. However, all families are encouraged to access the admissions guide online at schools.nyc.gov/High.
These deliveries to the school will BEGIN in mid-October and take place over the course of 3-4 weeks. In previous years, these deliveries took place in May and June.
The admissions guide is available in English, and translated guides are also available for those whose home language is one of the nine DOE languages.
COVID-19 has had a profound impact across every aspect of our school system, including the admissions process. As a result, the pre-pandemic HS admissions timeline will be adjusted this year to ensure ample time for families to explore schools and apply once the application launches. Please note:
The HS application is not yet open, and no longer closes on December 4, 2020. Families will have additional time to apply. New deadline date TBA.
Registration for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) and LaGuardia HS auditions is not yet open, and no longer closes on October 21, 2020. You will have additional time to register. New deadline date TBA.
Dates and locations for the high school fairs, the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), and LaGuardia HS auditions—as listed in the 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide—will also change.
9/25/20 Announcement - As the focus right now is first and foremost on safety, updates around HS admissions is not yet available. More information will come soon. As it becomes available, we will update students and families right away.
- What families can do right now:
Visit NYC DOE HS website, where you can find the latest updates, watch the high school admissions video series, and read the 2021 High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide online—HS enrollment plans to distribute print admissions guides to schools during the month of October.
- NYC delays admissions policy announcement for mid to end of October (click)
Our Admissions Team will provide assistance to applicants through the application process. Below is a list of contact information.
8th grade School Counselors, Ms. Salcedo - & Mr. Murphy -
Asst. Principal, Ms. O'Brien -
RJ Social Worker, Mr. George -
HSEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov: This email is for school staff and families who have questions to the Office of Enrollment/Family Welcome Center about high school admissions. Please allow them approx. 48 hours response time.
Creating Your MySchools Account (codes to be provided to current 8th graders soon):
Specialized High School Preparation
Your 2020 Specialized Handbook has practice exams in the back
SHSAT Test Prep Book