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2021 High School Admissions Information

COVID-19 has had a profound impact across every aspect of our school system, including the admissions process. As a result, we’re updating our pre-pandemic admissions timeline, as outlined in the 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide, to ensure ample time for families to explore schools and apply once the application launches. Please note:

  • The high school application is not yet open, and no longer closes on December 4, 2020. Families will have additional time to apply.
  • Registration for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) and LaGuardia High School auditions is not yet open, and no longer closes on October 21, 2020. You will have additional time to register.
  • Dates and locations for the high school fairs, the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), and LaGuardia High School auditions—as listed in the 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide—will also change.

 

Families and staff can find the most up-to-date Information about admissions and high schools online:

  • The searchable online high school directory in MySchools is updated with school information for 2021 admissions. Families and school staff can use this searchable directory in English and the nine DOE languages without logging into their MySchools account.
  • The 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide is available online, both digitally and as a PDF, at schools.nyc.gov/High. Everyone (including families, school staff, and DOE staff) can access these resources in English and the nine DOE languages.
  • Information about admissions for the Specialized High Schools is at schools.nyc.gov/SHS.
  • The new High School Admissions Video Series is now available, and more videos will be added soon: schools.nyc.gov/HSVideos

NYC Schools High School Admissions Process

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Welcome to the new school year—and to high school admissions! Whether your family is participating in blended or all-remote learning this fall, we are committed to providing the information and support you need during the high school application process.

COVID-19 has had a profound impact across every aspect of our school system, including the admissions process. As a result, we’re updating our pre-pandemic admissions timeline to ensure ample time for families to explore schools and apply once the application launches. Please note:

  1. The high school application is not yet open, and no longer closes on December 4, 2020. You will have additional time to apply.

  2. Specialized High Schools registration is not yet open, and no longer closes on October 21, 2020. You will have additional time to register.

  3. Dates and locations for the high school fairs, the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), and LaGuardia High School auditions—as listed in the 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide—will also change.

We appreciate your patience and will be in touch with more detailed information and timelines as soon as we can. Here’s what you can do now:

  1. Learn about high school and Specialized High Schools admissions! Get the latest updates on our website.

    1. Watch our new video series and stay tuned for future videos.

    2. Read our High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide online. Print copies will be available at middle schools by early November. Please note that some information in this guide—such as dates, deadlines, and event information—was accurate at the time of publication but is now being adjusted due to the impact of COVID-19.

    3. Make an appointment with your current school counselor to discuss your plans for high school. They will be your best resource and guide throughout the admissions process.

  2. Explore schools and programs

    1. Browse options by borough in the admissions guide.

    2. Learn about programs in detail and search for schools by course offerings, location, sports, and more in the MySchools high school directory.

    3. Make a list of programs that interest you.

What’s next?

Later this fall, you will receive a personalized Welcome Letter, which includes a unique code to access your MySchools account. We’ll let you know when letters are on the way. This letter will also include information on how to use MySchools to:

  1. Apply to high school.

  2. Register to take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) and to audition for LaGuardia High School.

Thank You,

The High Schools Admissions Team

Office of Student Enrollment

Welcome 8th Grade Families!

September 2020

Dear 8th grade families,

We know some may be anxious about the high school application process considering the current circumstances.  In order to alleviate any anxiety we are sending you some resources to help you get started with your research in finding a high school.  Please take this opportunity to utilize these resources for the time being.  We will continue to do our best to update you with any information we are given moving forward.  Be well.

CLICK HERE To review the High School Admissions guide, watch videos & more

*To sign up to receive updated emails from HS Admissions-Click Here

 Regards,

The Guidance Department

Bienvenida a las familias de octavo grado

Septiembre 2020

Estimada familias del octavo grado,

Sabemos que algunos pueden estar ansiosos por el proceso de solicitud de la escuela secundaria considerando las circunstancias actuales. Para aliviar cualquier ansiedad le estamos enviando algunos recursos para ayudarle a comenzar con su investigación en la búsqueda de una escuela secundaria. Por favor, aproveche esta oportunidad para utilizar estos recursos por el momento. Seguiremos haciendo todo lo posible para actualizarte con cualquier información que nos den en el futuro. Cuidense.

*Para revisar la guía de admisiones de la escuela secundaria, vea videos y más dele al link de abajo!

*Para registrarse para recibir correos electrónicos actualizados de escuela secundaria dele al link de abajo:

Atentamente,

The Guidance Department

PRHS Open Virtual Open House for 8th Grade Students and Families

Monsignor Farrell High School Open House Alert