MySchools 

  • The welcome letter includes instructions to create a MySchools account including a unique creation code

  • We highly recommend that all families create a MySchools account because...

    • You can submit your child's high school application through MySchools

    • It is a great tool to research all high schools across NYC

    • You can register for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) and LaGuardia Auditions

    • You will receive your child's high school results on MySchools the moment it is released to families


High School Application

  • You can start, edit, and submit your application all on MySchools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialized High Schools

  • Registration for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) and LaGuardia High School auditions is now open

  • Please see the below auditions section for more information on LaGuardia High School

  • You can register for the SHSAT through MySchools or contact Ms. Chen or Ms. McCullough

  • This year, 8th graders will take the SHSAT at 187

  • Families will indicate their specialized high school preference order at the time of registration for the SHSAT through MySchools


Auditions

  • All auditions will be held virtually through the Virtual Audition Submission Tool

  • Details and instructions for families to use the Virtual Audition Submission Tool in the coming weeks

  • Find out more information at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/HSAuditions


Geographic Priorities and Eligibility 


Screened Programs
High school programs that use the “screened” admissions method have the option to continue using this admissions method for the current school year, with the following changes:
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  • Screened programs that used “internal assessments” (interviews, academic portfolios, school-administered exams, and online admissions activities, this does not include auditions) in the past have the option to continue using their internal assessment for the current school year. Screened programs that did not use internal assessments in the past cannot begin using internal assessments this year. 


Educational Option (Ed. Opt.) Programs

  • This year high schools will use a composite score of students’ prior years’ performance in the four core courses: English, math, science, social studies.

  • Based on this composite score, students will be assigned an Ed. Opt. category, and a proportional number of offers will be made to applicants from each category for each individual Ed. Opt. program: 

    • The top third of students citywide will be in the “High” category. One third of offers to each Ed. Opt. program will be made to applicants in the “High” category. 

    • The middle third of students citywide will be in the “Middle” category. One third of offers to each Ed. Opt. program will be made to applicants in the “Middle” category. 

    • The bottom third of students citywide will be in the “Low” category. One third of offers to each Ed. Opt. program will be made to applicants in the “Low” category.