High School Admissions Information

Please check back here often for updates

Contact Information:

For general high school inquiries, please contact Rosie Asciolla at 212-674-4545 and dial 0 for the main office.


All student specific high school inquiries should be directed to:


Ms. Adames - Classes 861, 871, & 881



Ms. Jalayer  - Classes 862, 872, & 882 



Ms. Schleifer - Classes 863, 873, 883 



Ms. McEvily - Classes 874, 884, & 887







Myschools Event Calendar: 

On the myschools homepage families will be able see “upcoming events” to view upcoming tours, open houses, and fairs that you may be interested in attending. High schools are responsible for submitting their dates to myschools so if there are schools you are interested in, but do not see on the calendar, please make sure you are regularly checking the schools’ specific websites.

Here is a current list of HIGH SCHOOL TOURS.

And special thanks to Ms. Rosenblum for putting together the instructions & requirements for VISUAL ARTS PROGRAMS,  Other arts programs including instrumental music, dance, theatre, vocal music and many more can be found HERE.



Additional Assessments for Screened Schools 


Are you applying to the following consortium schools? Beacon, East Side Community, Institute for Collaborative Education, School of the Future, and University Heights Secondary - did you know these schools all have an additional assessment?

Please submit one assessment for the consortium schools in MySchools.
Are you applying to Bard?

They also have one assessment for both schools. 
Are you applying to any of the following schools, NEST+M - New explorations into Science Technology and Math, Gramercy Arts High School, NYC iSchool, Frank McCourt High School and/or Manhattan Hunter Science High School? These schools also have additional assessments. Please see the link below for details: 


Also, the guidance department has posted the Manhattan screened assessments in the following document. 




Important Dates:

  • October 6 - SHSAT Registration Opens

  • October 12 - High School Application System Opens

  • November 4 - SHSAT Registration Closes

  • November 17 - SHSAT School Testing Date for current public school students

  • November 19/20 - SHSAT Weekend Testing Dates (for non public school students)

  • December 1 - High School Applications Due

  • Early March- High School Offers Released


We will hold a 104 virtual info session for families soon. Be on the lookout for this information soon-date TBA. Once the application period opens, we will share a link to sign up for a conference with your assigned counselor to discuss your student’s application and HS options.


Important Contact Info:

Please be sure to always include your child’s name, homeroom, and Student ID/OSIS number, if you have it.

Please only email the addresses provided above, and be sure you contact the specific counselor designated to work with your child’s class.

Do not reply directly to the Baruch Blast.

All emails are answered in the order they are received.

Please give the guidance department 24-48 hours to respond to your emails since they are often very busy meeting with students throughout the school day.

MySchools will be the main online portal for high school applications. It can be found at the website here. If you require your welcome letter with account activation code please email your assigned guidance counselor. If you have a MySchools account from your 5th grade middle school application, it will be the same account for high school applications. You will be able to reset your password via the “forgot my password” button if necessary. 




Families can now register for the SHSAT for entrance into the Specialized High Schools.


There are 3 ways you can register for the SHSAT

  • Online with MySchools

  • Through your school counselor

  • Through a Family Welcome Center


SHSAT registration is not first come first serve. Families can register from October 6th through November 4th, 2022. Once registration is completed, families can update the order on their preference list until the November 4th deadline. 


SHSAT prep materials are available at schools.nyc.gov/SHS

The NYC public high school application period is October 12, 2022- December 1, 2022.


Please see the DOE website for more information about the high school process: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/high-school


Laguardia High School

The Laguardia application period will open on October 12 and close at 11:59 on December 1. To learn more about laguardia audition requirements, visit www.laguardiahs.org or schools.nyc.gov/HSAuditions

We have amazing arts & music teachers who are able to support students with audition & portfolio preparation for Laguardia and other arts high schools. Please see the contact info below:


Mr. Klonowski: Instrumental Music Teacher (Strings) cklonowski@schools.nyc.gov

Mr. Williams: Instrumental Music Teacher (Winds, Brass, Percussion) awilliams166@schools.nyc.gov

Mr. Tresnan: Visual Art ptresnan@schools.nyc.gov 

Ms. Rosenblum: Ceramics srosenblum3@schools.nyc.gov

Mr. Ko: Drama kko2@schools.nyc.gov