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SHSAT Registration closes November 4th
The Deadline to apply  for High School is December 1st
The Deadline to submit additional information is December 9th
7th Grade families, if you were unable to attend the High School Information Session, please view the below file.
10/6: 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. Registration opens on October 6, and 
10/12: Submit your high school application.  This is how you apply to most of NYC's 700+ program options. When the application opens on October 12, list 12 program choices in your order of preference. Some programs may have additional requirements, such as an audition or assessment, and some programs consider students' academic records in admissions.
11/4: The deadline to register for the SHSAT is November 4
11/17: SHSAT exam at IS228 is November 17
11/19-20: SHSAT makeup exam for students who were unable to take the exam on 11/17 will take place on either November 19 or November 20
12/1: The deadline to submit the High School and LaGuardia application is December 1. 
12/9: The deadline to submit additional information for auditions.
3/9: High School and Specialized High School Offers are now available
3/13: Waitlist Numbers are now visible
September: Waitlist closes
Upcoming High School Virtual Events
8th Grade families
High school offers are here, and waitlists are open! Whether you want to explore options beyond your high school offer, still need an offer for the fall, or have questions about next steps, join us for a live, virtual information session. After the presentation, we will respond to your questions. For more information, please view attached flyer.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 6:00 pm - 7:00pm Available Interpretation: English, Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese), French
Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 6:00 pm - 7:00pm Spanish Only
Friday, March 17, 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:00pm Available Interpretation: English, Bangla, Korean, Russian
Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 6:00 pm - 7:00pm Chinese (Mandarin) Only
Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 6:00 pm – 7:00pm Available Interpretation: English, Haitian Creole, Spanish, Urdu
High School Admissions Guide were provided to all students on 9/22. If you did not receive a copy please visit the main office during your scheduled lunch period. You can also view the admissions guide by clicking the links below:
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:
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for high school?
Families can apply to high school online at To create an account for 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.
When will Welcome Letters be available?
Welcome Letters were provided to all students that did not have an account for MySchools. If your child did 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: 
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 November 4th.
Parents and students should also explore the MySchools Directory to familiarize themselves with NYC High Schools and available programs. Families should also be attending as many high school open houses/tours to make an informed decision before submitting their application. The application for high school is due by December 1st.
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:
Shakeya Stephenson
(718) 375-7635 ext. 1135
High School Admissions Assistance
Please contact Shakeya Stephenson at: [email protected].
On 10/7, students who do not have access to will be receiving Welcome Letters with creation codes. ONLY students who do not have an existing account will receive the Welcome Letter. If your child did 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.