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)

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2021 High School Admissions Info Presentation

Important High School Admissions Process Announcements


Please create your MySchools account and begin working on your HS application PRIOR to the deadline.

Parent Workshops for 6th and 7th grade families

Parent/Student HS Workshops for 8th grade families (*updated with zoom links)

HS ADMISSIONS TIMELINE 2020-2021 (*updated)

NYC VIRTUAL HS OPEN HOUSES 2020-2021 (updated daily by InsideSchools+)


3/19 Announcement-


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).

3/19 Announcement-


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).

3/11 Announcement-


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! 


Program Description:

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.

2/26 Announcement-

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: fmurphy@schools.nyc.gov / 929-333-2669 - Classes 83D & 84D  (Spanish speaking families to Ms. Salcedo)

Mr. George: glavezzary2@schools.nyc.gov / 332-215-6922 - Classes 86D & 88D

Ms. Salcedo: JSalcedo@schools.nyc.gov / 718-274-8316 ext. 2006 / 516-531-3376 or Ms. Delach: bdelach@schools.nyc.govall other classes in grade 8  (Spanish speaking families to Ms. Salcedo)

2/25 Announcement-

Bayside HS virtual tour here. Student recruitment form here.


2/25 Announcement- 

Tips for your HS application from InsideSchools.org


2/23 Announcement-

Townsend Harris Q&A Sessions 2/25 - See info

2/4 Annoucement-

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.


2/3 Announcement-

"47" American Sign Language & English Secondary School - see flyer for virtual tours

2/2 Announcement-

Newtown HS' new revamped program Open House (see flyer)

1/29/21 Announcement-

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.

1/27/21 Announcement-

-Repertory Company HS (flyer eng & span) - Virtual Open Houses (click link) 1/28 @ 5:30pm & 2/11 @ 1pm. RSVP here.

-Maxine Greene HS for Imaginative Inquiry (promo video)

1/22/21 Announcement-

-Arts & Technology HS - Open House Dates (see flyer)

-Bayside HS Info (one pager, FAQs, quality snapshot)

-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 dsilva3@school.nyc.gov, to schedule a session today. Virtual portfolio workshops are done through Google Meet.

1/22/21 Announcement-

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis - Open House Dates (see flyer)

1/21/21 Announcement-

Energy Tech HS - Open House Dates (see flyer)


1/12/21 Announcement-

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

Click here for the flyer

1/7/21 Announcement-

Click here to view the NYC DOE Admissions Checklist

1/5/21 Announcement-

Click here for the latest High School Application Updates


12/21/20 Announcement-

Click here for Welcome Letter and MySchools Account setup guides




12/15/20 Announcement-

Aviation High School - Virtual Open House





(Click here for the flyer)

12/14/20 Announcement-

Long Island City High School - Virtual Open House





(Click here for the flyer)

11/17/20 Announcement-

Bryant High School Virtual Open House

(Click here for the flyer)

11/12/20 Announcement-

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School for International Business Careers

Academic/CTE/Mentoring partnerships

(Click here for the flyer)

11/9/20 Announcement-

AOFE Virtual Open House

Parents and students join us during the virtual open house dates for important information about AOFE.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 5 PM

Monday, November 16th, 2020 @ 5PM

Monday, November 30th, 2020 @ 5PM

(Click here for flyer)

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

  • Healthcare

  • Information Technology

  • 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:

   - 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.

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Creating Your MySchools Account (codes to be provided to current 8th graders soon):

Parents: How to Create Your MySchools Accounts / Padres: Cómo Crear Su Cuenta de MySchools

Important High School Websites:

Senior Graduation

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


31-51 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11106


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