2019-2020 HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION
WEEK OF SEPT 9 - GET YOUR PERSONALIZED WELCOME LETTER
This letter will include detailed instructions for logging into the online application system, MySchools (MySchools.nyc), and a unique account creation code required to create a MySchools account and later access your high school application
If you attend a NYC public school, your Welcome Letter will be mailed to your home address this week.
Starting this week, you can register for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) and/or LaGuardia High School auditions online with MySchools (MySchools.nyc) or through your school counselor. Be sure to register by October 10.
SEPT 19, 6:45PM - INFO SESSION FOR CURRENT 8th GRADE MS 442 FAMILIES, CAFETERIA
SEPT 21 & 22 - ATTEND A HIGH SCHOOL FAIR - MORE INFO HERE
SEPT 16 - OCT 23 - BARD MANHATTAN ASSESSMENTS - MORE INFO HERE - ONLY TAKE TEST ONCE FOR ADMISSION TO BOTH BARD MANHATTAN AND QUEENS
SEPT 17 - NOV 12 - BARD QUEENS ASSESSMENTS - MORE INFO HERE - ONLY TAKE TEST ONCE FOR ADMISSION TO BOTH BARD MANHATTAN AND QUEENS
OCT 1 - iSchool ONLINE ADMISSION ACTIVITY POSTED - MORE INFO HERE
OCT 5 & 6 - ATTEND A HIGH SCHOOL FAIR - MORE INFO HERE
OCT 10 - LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THE SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST AND/OR LAGUARDIA HIGH SCHOOL AUDITIONS.
OCT 28 - NOV 15 - PORTFOLIOS TO THE BEACON SCHOOL ACCEPTED
OCT 26 & 27 - LAGUARDIA AUDITIONS FOR BKLYN STUDENTS. MORE INFO ON PG 7 IN THE SPECIALIZED HS DIRECTORY. - MUST HAVE AN AUDITION TICKET! REGISTER THROUGH MYSCHOOLS SITE BY OCT 10.
NOV 9, 3-7PM & NOV 12, 9AM-1PM - INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS WITH MS FORD - SIGN UP HERE
DEC 2 - HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATION DEADLINE
MY SCHOOLS HOMEPAGE - Find and apply to high schools here
InsideSchools - Third Party Reviews of all DOE Schools
Understanding Ed. Opt. Admissions - Ed. Opt. schools look at your student’s 7th grade ELA state test scores and admit 16% high scorers, 68% middle scorers and 16% low scorers. You can find your student’s Ed. Opt. ranking on their profile on MySchools. Ed. Opt schools take 50% of their students from random selection and 50% they choose based on their own criteria. For Example, at Murrow: 8% high scorers, 34% mid, 8% low are chosen by based on their criteria here, and 8% high scorers, 34% mid, 8% low are random choices from the DOE. It's worth it to ask at open houses and tours what schools use for criteria when they select their 50%.
The MS 442 PTA has created a High School Info group through the program "Remind" to help share when open houses and tours go live, as well as other information. You can sign up one of the ways below:
1. Text the code @4b7fk4 to the number 81010
2. Click the following link and sign up: https://www.remind.com/join/4b7fk4
3. Download the Remind App on your phone. Open the App and choose "Join a class." Enter the code @4b7fk4
4. Email email@example.com or come to the Sept 19 High School Meeting and we will help you sign up.
Please Note: This is parent-run and there is no guarantee we will be able to announce every tour at the exact moment it gets posted or information for every school. But we hope that by using this platform, we have a way for MS 442 families to be better informed. We will work with the Parent Coordinator and the HS Counselors, to get as much information out to you as we possibly can. If you get information on the high school process you would like to share, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.