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									 The High School
Admissions Process
 How it Works: The Basics
 Types of High Schools
 Admissions Priorities and Program
 Admissions Methods
 How to File an Application
 Things to Consider When Making Your
 Calendar for 2011-2012
 Question & Answer
      The High School
     Admissions Process

Where Do I
    How It Works: The
    The NYC High School Admissions process
    is a citywide choice process.
•    Any student can apply to any of our
    schools in all five boroughs.
•    You may list up to 12 choices on your
    application; list them in order of
•    Schools and programs have different
    admissions methods to determine how
    candidates will be considered and
•    You are matched to your highest choice
    possible that has also listed you.
 Types of High Schools

• Specialized High Schools
• Audition and Performing/Visual Arts High Schools
• Career and Technical Education High Schools
• Small Schools
• International Schools
• Charter Schools
      Specialized High
•   Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
    offers the following programs:
           *Instrumental Music
           *Technical Theatre
           *Visual Art
           *Vocal Music
•   There are also eight Specialized Testing High
    •   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 Mathematics, Science and
        Engineering at the City College

    •   Queens High School for the Sciences at York

    •   Staten Island Technical High School
Admissions Priorities
Questions to Consider During Your Search

•    Is/are the program(s) open to all NYC

•   How are priorities organized?

•    How do priorities affect your child’s
    chances of being accepted to the program
    of interest?

•   Does your child have a zoned program?
    Admissions Methods
• Audition (ex. Frank Sinatra, PPAS)
• Educational Option (Ed. Opt.) (Telecommunications & Murrow)
• Limited Unscreened (The Harbor School)
• Screened (Academic, Gender, Language) (Beacon, Midwood)
• Test (The specialized schools)
• Unscreened
• Zoned (James Madison, Fort Hamilton)
        How to File an
Specialized High Schools
•   Fill out Mrs. Corvinelli’s High School

•   Discuss with your child the order of
    preference in which the eight specialized
    schools should be ranked on the answer

•   Get your test ticket from your guidance
    counselor and write school preferences on
    the ticket in rank order.

•   Make sure your child takes the completed
Specialized High Schools (continued
If your child is applying to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High
   School, you must do the following:

1.Get an audition ticket from your child’s guidance

2.Make sure your child shows up for her or his audition
  with the admissions ticket and a copy of the June 2011
  report card.

3.Help your child become familiar with all audition
  procedures as described in the High School Directory
  and on the school website.

4.Bubble in all of the studios for which your child
  auditioned on the Application for Admission to HS.)
            The High School Application

•Rank up to 12 choices in
order of preference

•Only list schools on your
application that you would
actually attend

•Return your application by
the end of November
Consider the Following
• Location
• School Size
• Interest Area
• Curriculum and Courses
• Extracurricular Activities
• School Type
• Admissions Methods & Priorities
             Application Tips
•   Be aware of due dates
•   List your choices in the order of your

•   List only those programs and
    schools that you will accept if
•   Discuss you application with your
    guidance counselor 

•   Keep a copy of your application
       Calendar of Key Dates and Events for the
          2011-2012 HS Admissions Process
•   September: Students fill out HS Info Form/Survey

•   September 20: Mrs. Corvinelli’s High School Meeting *

•   September 24 & 25: Citywide HS Fair

•   October 22 & 23: Borough High School Fairs

•   October 29 or 30: SHSAT

•   November 5: SHSAT for students who receive
    accommodations (IEP & 504).

•   November 20: Make Up Test – (with special permission

•   End of November: High School Applications due to Mrs.
               •   2011-2012 Directory of Public High Schools
               •   Specialized High Schools Student Handbook Publications

 Useful Websites
• Office of Student Enrollment website:
• Travel Time and Travel Directions:
• Accountability Information:
• Independent Guide to NYC Public Schools:

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