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High School Applications and SHSAT test UPDATE - Important!

Dear Parents,

We have finally received guidance regarding the high school application and SHSAT test.

SHSAT registration opens Monday, December 21, 2020 via MySchools (https://www.myschools.nyc/en/).

High School applications open Monday, January 18, 2021.

Most high schools will be dropping academic screening, but those that are keeping them will review grades from 2018-2019 and 2020 pre-pandemic grades.

Arts high schools will move to a common virtual audition system that will allow students to submit their audition materials online. Students will only need to create one audition that can be submitted for all schools that require it.

To ensure the health and safety of staff and students, the SHSAT exam will be administered in students’ own middle schools to reduce travel and different cohorts of students intermixing. More details will be provided once available.

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 and school staff will be notified when the application opens. Families can use MySchools (myschools.nyc) to explore schools and submit their high school application with up to 12 program choices in preference order. If you need help submitting your application, our school guidance counselor can help.

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

Specialized High Schools:

· 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).

Remember, you must apply for high schools and register for the SHSAT test through the MySchools website (https://www.myschools.nyc/en/).

If you have questions, please reach out to our 8th grade guidance counselor, Mr. Ferreira, or our parent coordinator, Mrs. Francis.


Monique Francis

Parent Coordinator

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