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
Parent/Student Workshops (will be updated with zoom links once generated)
-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