High School Admissions Video Series: The first three videos of this series are posted online at schools.nyc.gov/HSVideos. Families and school counselors will be able to access these videos, which will include translations in the nine DOE languages. More videos will be released on a rolling basis throughout the summer.This video series will cover how to participate in high school and specialized high schools admissions, what students can do this summer, what to expect this fall, how to build a balanced application, how to use MySchools throughout the process, and more. The first three videos explain the basics of the high school admissions process and what families can do over the summer.
2021 High School Admissions Guide: The 2021 High School Admissions Guide is now available as PDFs here: schools.nyc.gov/High. Families and school counselors can access these PDFs in English and the nine DOE languages.
All Grade 8 students received their high school offer letter. If you have any questions, please contact your guidance counselor.
High School Information
Every 8th Grader will fall into one of the two following categories:
1. You received 1 offer -no further action is necessary. OR
2. You received 2 offers (a Specialized High school as well as one of your 12 choices) - you must accept one offer and decline the other in your MySchool 's account.
At this point in time, it is not necessary to return your acceptance letter to your Guidance Counselor. Schools will contact you if you are accepted to the waitlist.
NEW - Waitlists This year, your offer letter also included a list of programs where you’ve been waitlisted. You were automatically added to the waitlist of any program that you listed higher on your application than the program where you received an offer. For example, if you got an offer to your third-choice program, you were waitlisted to your first-choice and second-choice programs.Schools will be in touch directly if a seat opens up and they can make you an offer.Waitlist offers will be made based on seat availability, admissions priorities, and admissions methods.You will be able to check your place on the waitlist for any school, in real time.Note: There is no Round 2 application. The specialized high schools do not have waitlists.
Learn more at schools.nyc.gov/High Sign up for email alerts at schools.nyc.gov/Connect Call 718-935-2009 anytime with question
Register online and learn more about each event at schools.nyc.gov/High