Hello BEES Families,
New York City has more than 400 high schools and over 700 programs. New York City students and families complete a single High School Application for up to 12 high school programs and can participate in a separate, optional process for Specialized High Schools. Please use the links below to help you navigate the high school admissions process. Some information will be relevant at any time, while other links will still be tied back to the previous school year (such as SHSAT dates) — but these will be updated as soon as new information is available.
GENERAL INFO AND EVENTS:
- DOE Calendar of High School Fairs and Open Houses
- Useful Fall Checklist for Families
- There's an app for this! (new phone app / website to help you narrow down your school list)
FIND A SCHOOL:
- InsideSchools for professional reviews on each school
- NYC DOE HS Citywide Directory
- NYC School Finder for looking up specific schools
- Types of High Schools
- Best Bets for the B Student (published by InsideSchools in Winter 2017; link to list in article)
- Travel Times & Directions on MTA (use the section on the right to check distance from home)
SPECIALIZED SCHOOL INFO:
ART SCHOOL AUDITION INFO:
- Art & Design High School (general admissions info)
- Art & Design High School PORTFOLIO WORKSHOPS (registration required)
- Brooklyn High School of the Arts
- Fashion Industries (audition info)
- Fashion Industries Portfolio Workshop (register if interested in HSFI!)
And for anyone who finds themselves especially curious, confused, or downright perplexed about the inner workings of NYC's high school admissions process, HERE are links to several interesting articles that attempt to explain (and/or critique) it.
I will continue to communicate with you throughout the process, so please look out for any high school information I send via Remind. Many of my texts or emails will consist of time sensitive information. I’m honored to be able to support your family through this important time!
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
All the Best,