St. Joseph Hill Academy Koalas
Attention 8th Grade Girls:
We would like to personally invite you to meet the
St. Joseph Hill Academy Koalas!
If you took the TACHS Test and selected St. Joseph Hill Academy as one of your choices,
we would like to welcome you to join a
Zoom Meet and Greet for our Athletic Department .
Many of our teams will be holding a short meet this week, with some of our current players
and some of our coaching staff so you can see these amazing athletes for yourself
and get a feel for some of the sports we have to offer you!
We would love to show you what it means to be a Koala!
Curtis High School Virtual Open House
To learn more about the Curtis high School Virtual Open House Please Click Here, or visit: https://curtishs.org/pdf/CHS%20Virtual%20Town%20Hall%201-LINKS%20_2_.pdf
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
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:
The high school application is not yet open, and no longer closes on December 4, 2020. You will have additional time to apply.
Specialized High Schools registration 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.
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:
Learn about high school and Specialized High Schools admissions! Get the latest updates on our website.
Watch our new video series and stay tuned for future videos.
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.
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.
Explore schools and programs
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:
Apply to high school.
Register to take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) and to audition for LaGuardia High School.
The High Schools Admissions Team
Office of Student Enrollment
Welcome 8th Grade Families!
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.
The Guidance Department
Bienvenida a las familias de octavo grado
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.
The Guidance Department
A Message from New Dorp High School
November 6, 2020
Dear Principal/8th Grade Counselor:
I am writing to ask for your assistance in helping to promote NEW DORP HIGH SCHOOL’S VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSIONS that will begin on Monday, November 16, 2020 and run through December 3, 2020. Live virtual meetings will be streamed for each of our Smaller Learning Communities. Each event is by reservation only with a limit of 300 at each event.
For dates and registration link for these live events, please see our website: newdorphs.org.
Once again – thank you for your help. If you require additional information, please call
(718) 667-8686, Ext. 11350 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Carolyn P. Gannon
Pupil Personnel Services
New Dorp High School Virtual Information Sessions
Beginning November 16, 2020
For more detailed information about our school and our live virtual meetings, see our website: newdorphs.org.
All Middle School Students: CTE Virtual High School Fairs 2020
Events: Beginning November 16
The DOE will host citywide Virtual Career and Technical Education (CTE) High School (Open external link)Fairs on multiple dates between Monday, November 16 to Saturday, December 5, 2020. These virtual events will provide middle school students, parents, guardians, and families an opportunity to interact with leaders and students from CTE schools and programs. The events are organized by borough but open to all families citywide. The events will also showcase industry and college partners collaborating with CTE programs. The virtual CTE HS fairs will include programs that provide pathways to success in the following
- Automotive and Transport
- Business and Finance
- Construction and Sustainability
- Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism
- Engineering, Architecture and Robotics
- Information Technology
- Law and Public Safety
- Media Technology and Design