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  1. Making Informed Decisions: The High School Admissions Process Fall 2012

  2. Introduction • High School Admissions Timeline • Specialized High Schools • Choosing a High School • Admissions Methods • Admissions Priorities • Types of High Schools • High School Application • Next Steps • Q&A Agenda

  3. 2012-2013 HS Admissions Timeline

  4. The Nine Specialized High Schools

  5. How do students register for the SHSAT? • I will distribute test tickets to students next week • Families should check the ticket for the following: • Correct student info (name, ID #, grade) • Correct test date and location • Testing accommodations (if applicable) • Complete the grid on the test ticket indicating student preferences for Specialized High Schools • Students must bring the test with them

  6. 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

  7. When Choosing a High School Consider…

  8. When Choosing a High School Consider…

  9. ADMISSIONS PRIORITIES When Choosing a High School Consider…

  10. ADMISSIONS METHODS • Audition • Educational Option (Ed. Opt.) • Limited Unscreened • Screened • Screened: Language • Test • Unscreened • Zoned When Choosing a High School Consider…

  11. When Choosing a High School Consider…

  12. Admissions Methods Continued

  13. COURSES & EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES When Choosing a High School Consider…

  14. SCHOOL SIZE When Choosing a High School Consider…

  15. Types of Schools • Large Comprehensive High Schools • Specialized High Schools • Audition and Performing Arts Schools • Career & Technical Education (CTE) Schools • Small Schools • Small Learning Communities (SLC) • International Schools • Charter Schools (separate process)

  16. Online Directory Search Tool http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolSearch/

  17. 2012-2013 High School Publications

  18. 2012-2013 High School Publications

  19. The High School Application (back)

  20. The High School Application Receipt

  21. The Matching Process

  22. Apply to programs with a variety of Admissions Methods • Apply to programs where the student is in a high admissions priority group • Apply to as many programs, in order of student’s preference, that the student is willing to consider • Use www.mta.info to check travel time Strategies to improve a students’ chances of matching to one of their top choices

  23. Useful Websites • Office of Student Enrollment website: www.schools.nyc.gov/schools/choicesenrollment/high • Travel Time and Travel Directions: Hopstop.com • Accountability Information: www.schools/nyc.gov/schools/accountability • Office of Charter Schools: Charterschools@schools.nyc.gov 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.schools.nyc.gov/schools/subscribe