High School Information
Apply For High School
We will be hosting High School Information Sessions for both 7th and 8th grade students throughout the school year. Please look out for the upcoming dates!
Tuesday, October 3, 2023: Register for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). Interested in one or more of the testing Specialized High Schools? If so, register for the SHSAT; taking this test is how you apply to these eight schools.
Tuesday, October 3, 2023: High School Application Opens. This is how you apply to most of NYC's 700+ program options. When the application opens, list 12 program choices in your order of preference. Some programs may have additional requirements, such as an audition or assessment. Additionally, some programs consider students' academic records in admissions.
Friday, October 27, 2023: The deadline to register for the SHSAT
Wednesday, November 8, 2023: SHSAT exam
11/18 or 11/19 : SHSAT makeup exam for students who were unable to take the exam
Friday, December 1,2023: The deadline to submit the High School and LaGuardia application
Friday, December 1, 2023: The deadline to submit additional information for auditions.
Thursday, March 7, 2024: High School and Specialized High School Offers
TBD: Waitlist Numbers available
TBD: Waitlist close
High School Admissions Guide will be provided to students later this Fall. Feel free to view this year's admission guide electronically.
This book provides an overview of the admissions process and additional resources for high school, including a section on how to use MySchools. (Welcome Letters are NOT yet available).
Please visit the following websites for more information: (Information subject to change)
- MySchoolsDirectory: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/
- Specialized High Schools: www.schools.nyc.gov/SHS
- Audition: HSAuditions
- Assessments for Screened Schools: Screened Admissions Criteria or Assessments
- Schools that Require Additional Assessments: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/high-school/assessments-for-screened-schools
- Sign up for email updates: www.schools.nyc.gov/SignUp
- Admissions Video Series (tutorials): www.schools.nyc.gov/High AND www.schools.nyc.gov/SHS
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for high school?
Families WILL apply to high school online at MySchools.nyc when the application opens. To create an account for MySchools.nyc you will need an account creation code. This code can be found on your Welcome Letter. If you've created an account and do not remember the password you must reset your password. If you no longer have access to the email address you used to set up your account, please contact the school at (718) 375-7635 ext. 1135. Account creation codes are not yet available.
When will Welcome Letters be available?
Welcome Letters were will be provided to all students that do not have an account for MySchools later this Fall. If your child does not receive a Welcome Letter, it is likely that there is already an existing account setup.
I created an account previously, I do not remember my log in information. How can I access MySchools?
If you do not remember the email address used to register for MySchools, please email [email protected]. If you need to reset your password, please visit: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/account/forgot-password/.
What can I do now?
Currently, families interested in Specialized High Schools should actively be preparing students for the upcoming exam. Students should take practice exams and courses for the SHSAT to adequately prepare. The deadline to register for the SHSAT is October 27, 2023.
Parents and students should also explore the MySchools Directory to familiarize themselves with NYC High Schools and all available programs. Families should also prepare to attend as many high school open houses/tours to make an informed decision before submitting their application. Open house and tour dates will be posted on MySchools.Nyc and the individual high school's website. Please be proactive.
What is a good school for my child?
There is no simple answer to this question. There are several factors to consider. These include: location, available methods of transportation, admissions method/requirements, your child's interests, your child's gifts and natural aptitudes, your child's average course grades and the size of the school. Families must visit the MySchools Directory and attend open houses/tours to make a well informed decision. Please also visit the school's website that you may be interested in for additional information.
If you have questions please contact:
(718) 375-7635 ext. 1135
High School Admissions Assistance
Please contact Shakeya Stephenson at: [email protected].
Students who do not have access to MySchools.nyc will be receiving Welcome Letters with creation codes in the Fall. ONLY students who do not have an existing account will receive the Welcome Letter. If your child does not receive a Welcome Letter, this means there is already an existing account created for your child. If you do not recall the email used to setup your account please email Shakeya Stephenson [email protected].
Lunch Forms are required to be completed by all students. Information collected from the lunch form may provide students with admissions priority at certain high schools. Please complete the form by clicking the link here or visiting the main office for a paper copy.