High School Admissions: OVERVIEW PS/IS 187 Julie McCullough 2013-14 School Year
Introduction • High School Admissions Timeline • High School Application • Specialized High Schools • Choosing a High School • Admissions Methods • Admissions Priorities • Other Factors to Consider • Resources Agenda
Application Schools Schools Citywide 413* Programs Citywide 705* *Data based on the 2013-2014 High School Directory
Important Dates September 11– October 9 Register to take the SHSAT and/or LaGuardia Audition *Complete Survey by 9/25/13 Sat & Sun, September 28 & 29 Citywide High School Fair October (mid) Students receive HS Applications from Ms. McCullough Sat & Sun, October 19 & 20 Borough High School Fairs (New Dates) October 18 SHSAT Test Ticket and LaGuardia Audition Tickets available Sat & Sun, October 26 & 27 Sat & Sun, November 2 & 17 SHSAT Administration see Specialized High Schools Student Handbook for details December 2 High School Applications due back to Ms. McCullough March (early) Round One Results distributed Round Two and New Schools Fair March (late) Round Two Applications due back to Ms. McCullough May (early) Round Two Results distributed June (early) Appeals Results made available through Ms. McCullough *TACHS Exam- November 9, 2013 (Pay Attention to Deadlines)
How do I apply?
Nine Specialized High Schools Audition Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts Dance Drama Instrumental Music Technical Theatre Fine Arts Vocal Music Take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test The Bronx High School of Science High School of American Studies at Lehman College Brooklyn Technical High School The Brooklyn Latin School Stuyvesant High School High School for Math, Science and Engineering at the City College Queens High School for the Sciences at York College Staten Island Technical High School
Sample SHSAT Test Ticket
Sample Audition Ticket
SHSAT Scoring and Offers • On the scheduled test date, students list the Specialized Testing High Schools in priority order on the test answer sheet. These choices are final. • After all tests are scored, students’ test scores are placed in order from the highest score to the lowest score. • Offers are made, in turn, based on • student’s score • student’s priority of choices • seat availability
Consider Admissions Priorities… …determine the order in which applicants are considered for placement.
Consider Admissions Methods… …determine the specific ways in which high school applicants are admitted high school. Audition Educational Screened: Test Language Option Limited Unscreened Screened Unscreened Zoned (Priority vs. Guarantee)
Also Consider… • Location • School Type • Extracurricular Activities • Size
How do I improve my chances of matching to a preferred choice? • Apply to as many programs, in order of preference, that you are willing to consider • Apply to programs with a variety of Admissions Methods • Apply to programs where you are in a high admissions priority group
Online Directory Search Tool www.nyc.gov/schools/SchoolSearch
For more information… Office of Student Enrollment 718-935-2399 or email HS_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov Sign up for email updates online at: www.nyc.gov/schools/subscribe Useful Websites Office of Student Enrollment website: www.nyc.gov/schools/choicesenrollment/high Travel Time and Travel Directions: www.mta.info and www.hopstop.com Accountability Information: www.nyc.gov/schools/accountability Office of Charter Schools: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie McCullough JMcCullough3@schools.nyc.gov 212-927-8218 *Check school website for updates: http://www.187hudsoncliffs.org/ *If requesting an appointment via email, please include possible dates and times available. Contact Information