8th Grade

High School Admissions

 
 

Families can now log into MySchools (myschools.nyc), add programs to their “favorites” list, list up to 12 programs on their application in preference order, and submit their application. Our video series includes tutorial videos on how to create an account in MySchools, add your child, and start your high school application. Videos are in English, and translated captions are available at the link above in the nine DOE languages.

 

The deadline for families to submit their high school application is February 23, 2021. Families can make changes to their application at any time until February 23.

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What You Can Do For Now: 

 

Learn about high school and Specialized High Schools admissions! 

Visit the High School Enrollment website.

 

Explore schools and programs 

 

More Questions?

Contact the High School Enrollment:

  • 718-935-2009 for questions about admissions and enrollment. 

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We appreciate your patience and will update you as soon as we can.
Dear Parent/Guardian:

Welcome letters are in the mail! Letters have been sent to families of all current eighth-grade public DOE and charter school students. Starting Monday, December 14, students can also get their welcome letter from their current school. Your welcome letter includes:
  • Instructions on how to set up a MySchools account and add your child to it using their unique account creation code.
  • Information on how to use MySchools to explore your high school choices, apply to high school, and participate in Specialized High Schools admissions when these application periods open.
The high school application is not yet open, and registration for Specialized High Schools testing and auditions has not yet opened, but your welcome letter will help get you ready.

Need help getting your letter or setting up your account?

  • Talk to your child’s current school counselor. They will be your main point of contact through the high school admissions process and can help you get your welcome letter.
  • If your child attends a private or parochial school or is homeschooled, contact a Family Welcome Center to set up an account and get your letter.
  • Learn more at schools.nyc.gov/High. Our MySchools tutorial videos—part of our High School Admissions Video Series—will walk you through how to set up your account.
We know this has been a year of great change, and we appreciate the patience and flexibility of families across the city. Our DOE admissions teams are on hand to help guide you through this process.

We wish you and your child a rewarding admissions season.

Thank you,
The High School Admissions Team
Office of Student Enrollment
 
 
Estimado padre o tutor:

¡Las cartas de bienvenida ya están en el correo! Se han enviado cartas a las familias de todos los estudiantes de 8.ᵒ grado de las escuelas públicas del Departamento de Educación (DOE) y de las escuelas charter. A partir del lunes, 14 de diciembre, los estudiantes también pueden obtener su carta de bienvenida de su escuela actual. La carta de bienvenida incluye lo siguiente:
  • Instrucciones sobre cómo configurar una cuenta de MySchools y agregar el nombre de su hijo a través de un código único de creación de cuenta.
  • Información sobre cómo utilizar MySchools para explorar sus opciones de escuela secundaria, solicitar el ingreso a la escuela secundaria y participar en el proceso de admisión a las escuelas secundarias especializadas cuando comience el período de solicitud de ingreso.
Si bien aún no ha comenzado el período de solicitud de ingreso a la escuela secundaria ni ha abierto la inscripción para los exámenes y las audiciones de las escuelas secundarias especializadas, su carta de bienvenida lo ayudará a estar preparado.

¿Necesita ayuda para obtener la carta o configurar su cuenta?
  • Hable con el consejero escolar de su hijo. Será su principal punto de contacto en el proceso de admisión a la escuela secundaria y puede ayudarlo a obtener la carta de bienvenida.
  • Si su hijo asiste a una escuela privada o parroquial, o recibe educación en el hogar (homeschooling), comuníquese con un Centro de Bienvenida a las Familias para configurar una cuenta y obtener la carta.
  • Obtenga más información en schools.nyc.gov/High. Nuestros videos instructivos de MySchools —parte de la serie de videos del proceso de admisión a la escuela secundaria— lo guiarán sobre cómo configurar su cuenta.
Sabemos que ha sido un año de muchos cambios y agradecemos la paciencia y flexibilidad de las familias de toda la Ciudad. Nuestros equipos de admisiones del DOE están aquí para guiarlo a través de este proceso.

Les deseamos a usted y a su hijo un período de admisión muy provechoso. 
 
Muchas gracias. 
Equipo de Admisiones a la Escuela Secundaria 
Oficina de Inscripción Estudiantil 
 
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尊敬的家長/監護人:

歡迎函已郵寄!我們已給所有當前就讀教育局公立學校以及特許學校的8年級學生的家庭發送了信函。從12月14日(星期一)起,學生還將從自己目前就讀的學校收到歡迎函。您的歡迎函内有:
  • 關於如何設立MySchools賬戶及使用您子女的獨特賬戶創建代碼將子女加入該賬戶的説明。
  • 資訊包括如何使用MySchools探索高中選項、申請高中,並在申請期開放期間參與特殊高中的入學程序。
高中申請還沒有開始,特殊高中測驗和表演面試的報名也還沒有開始,但是您的歡迎函會幫助您做好準備。

需要獲得歡迎函或設立賬戶的幫助嗎?

  • 請向子女當前的學校輔導員查詢。他們將作爲您在高中入學程序中的主要聯絡方,並幫助您獲得您的歡迎函。
  • 如果您子女就讀一所私立或教會學校或在家上學,請聯絡家庭歡迎中心,讓該中心幫助設立賬戶和獲取您的歡迎函。
  • 可上網了解詳情,網址是schools.nyc.gov/High。高中入學視頻系列之一的MySchools輔導視頻將幫助您瞭解如何設立賬戶。
我們知道這是充滿了重大變化的一年,也十分感謝全市各家庭的耐心和靈活性。教育局入學團隊準備好了幫助您完成這一程序。 

祝願您和您的子女在入學時節獲得豐富收穫。

謝謝!
學生入學辦公室
高中入學小組

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High School Application:

The high school application for students entering high school in fall 2021 will open during the week of January 18, 2021.

 

Families can use MySchools (myschools.nyc) to explore schools and submit their high school application with up to 12 program choices in preference order.

 

Families who submit their application through their current school counselor, who can enter student applications in the school-facing MySchools site (school.myschools.nyc).

 

Detailed instructions are in the MySchools Guide for School Counselors.

 

The deadline for families to submit their high school application is the week of February 22, 2021. 

Registration for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) and LaGuardia High School auditions will open on December 21, 2020

 

As in previous years, families can register their child for the SHSAT and/or LaGuardia High School auditions in MySchools (myschools.nyc) and school staff can register their students in the school-facing MySchools site (school.myschools.nyc). Detailed instructions are in the MySchools Guide for School Counselors.


The deadline for families to register for the SHSAT is January 15, 2021.

New! Preference Order

Starting this year, families will indicate their Specialized High School preference order at the time of registration in MySchools, or when they register through their current school counselors. 

New! SHSAT here!

This year, public schools that serve 8th grade will administer the SHSAT for their current 8th grade students.

SHSAT Test dates will begin on January 27 with 8th grade public school students testing at their middle school.

 

More details and specific test dates will be shared soon.

 

 

Over the next two years, geographic priorities and eligibility in high school admissions will be phased out. Different types of geographic priorities will be phased out at different times:

 

·       Starting now, for fall 2021 admissions, admissions based on geographic districts and catchment areas will be eliminated.

This means all high school programs that previously gave admissions priority or eligibility to applicants who live or attend school in the high school’s geographic district or catchment area will no longer do so.

In January 2021, updated information will be available in the online directory in MySchools.

·       Beginning with 2022 admissions (for students entering high school in fall 2022), all other geographic priorities and eligibilities will be removed.

This means that every high school will be available to any student across our City.