High School Information 1

Dear families,


We hope your child’s eighth grade year is off to a great start!


This fall, your child will apply to high school. In early October, your child will bring home an admissions welcome letter from their school; this letter includes details on how to participate in admissions, including how to create a MySchools account (if you don’t yet have one).


There are three pathways to high school:


  • Submit a high school application.
    • The application will open on October 12 and close at 11:59pm on December 1.
    • You can apply to 12 high school programs on this application.
  • Optional: Apply to LaGuardia High School.
    • The application will open on October 12 and close at 11:59pm on December 1.
    • Auditions for this school will be conducted virtually. To learn more about audition requirements, visit schools.nyc.gov/HSAuditions.
  • Optional: Apply to the eight testing Specialized High Schools
    • Registration to take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) will open on October 6 and close at 11:59pm on November 4.
    • SHSAT testing will take place for most DOE eighth graders on November 17 at their school during the school day. Ninth graders, and eighth graders at non-DOE schools (charter, private, and parochial schools), students will test at central sites on a weekend date. Your confirmed date will be listed on your SHSAT ticket.


Right now, you can…


MS and HS Admissions Timeline

  • October 6: SHSAT Registration Opens
  • October 12: HS Application Opens
  • November 17: SHSAT School Testing
  • November 19/20: SHSAT Weekend Testing
  • December 1: MS / HS Application Deadline
  • Early March: High School Offers



Alan Plummer – Aplummer@schools.nyc.gov

8th & 9th Grade Guidance Counselor

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