High School Admissions Information
Please check back here often for updates on information regarding the High School admissions process.
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Letter from our Guidance Department:
Dear 8th Grade Families,
Welcome back and we hope all students are having a wonderful start to the school year. We understand many families would like to know the next steps for the High School admissions process, and realize this year more than ever the process is challenging.
Please see the information below posted by HS Enrollment on the schools.nyc.gov high school website. There are many useful links and videos for your review of the application process.
Using this link, High School - Enrollment , you will have access to 8 videos reviewing the process. Videos 3 and 4 are helpful for steps on searching high schools on Myschools. Under “Know your Chances”, a video on how a match is made is also available to review as well.
At this time it would be helpful to start reviewing the high schools on the myschools website and start researching schools based on location, interests, and school size. You do not need login information to research high schools. https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/
When visiting a high schools’ website and/or MySchools you may see last year’s information posted. Please continue to monitor MySchools and websites of the high schools you are interested in as they will be updated as the year progresses.
The guidance department is awaiting information from HS Enrollment for our staff based training from the DOE, so we are provided the most up to date details on the HS Admissions process for this school year. Once we get this training, we will schedule a high school workshop to review the process with 8th grade families.
After the high school workshop, the guidance department will also send a Baruch Blast for how and when to schedule a consultation with a member of the Guidance Department to discuss your child’s high school application.
Update From HS Enrollment
All current 8th and first-time 9th grade students who live in New York City can apply to high school and test and/or audition to apply to the Specialized High Schools during the 2021-2022 school year.
*In mid-October, you’ll get your child’s welcome letter with details on how to access your MySchools account and participate. Please keep in mind, you do not need a personal account to search high schools on Myschools.nyc at this time.
We have updates for students interested in applying to any/all of the eight testing Specialized High Schools. You apply to these schools by registering for and then taking the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT); offers are made based on each student’s SHSAT score, their school preferences, and seat availability. Here’s what to do, when:
Prepare. Detailed test information, sample tests, and information about testing accommodations are available at HS Enrollments website
Register. Registration will open in mid-October 2021. Specific registration dates are coming soon!
Test. All registered students will take the SHSAT in December 2021. When specific test dates and other information become available, we will send an update.
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- Class: 861, 862, 863, 867
Ms. Jalayer- Class: 871, 872, 873
Ms. Schleifer - Class: 881, 882, 883
Ms. McEvily- Class: 864, 874, 884
**Please be sure to always include your child’s name and homeroom, and please do not reply directly to the Baruch Blast since emails tend to get lost within the stream. Please give the guidance dept. 24-48 hours to respond to your emails since we are meeting with students throughout the school day.