All parents of 8th graders should have received the letter below from the High School Admissions Team.
Beginning today, December 21, you can register your child to test and/or audition for admission to the specialized High Schools!
Eight Testing Specialized High Schools. Apply to any/all of these schools by registering for, then taking the specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT).
Step 1. Register by January 15, 2021 to take the SHSAT. Log in to your MySchools account and click “GetStarted”. Then click the “SHSAT” tab. Here, list any/all of these schools in your true preference order, starting with your top choice as #1. After taking the SHSAT, your child will be considered for admission to the specialized High Schools you list on this page, in the order listed. Submit your registration for the test. Step 2. Take the SHSAT. Testing will begin on January 27. 8th grade public school students will take the SHSAT at their current school. Other students will take the SHSAT at DOE locations. These locations, along with all test dates, will be shared in the coming weeks.
One Audition Specialized High School. Apply to any/all of the programs at LaGuardia High School of Music &Art and the Performing Arts by registering to audition, then submitting audition materials. Please note that theSHSAT is not used for admission to LaGuardia.
Step 1. Register to audition by the week of February 22, 2021. Log in to your MySchools account and click"Get Started.” Then click the “LaGuardia” tab. Here, indicate which programs your child wants to audition for. There are six programs at LaGuardia High School, and students can audition for just one program, all six, or anything in between. Submit your registration to audition. Step 2. Submit your audition by the week of March 1. All high school auditions this year—including for LaGuardia High School—will take place virtually. Applicants will submit audition files through a new Virtual Audition Submission Tool. This tool is not eet open; we will notify schools and families when you can access it. Updated requirements for audition programs are available on our High School Auditions page; these will be posted in the MySchools directory in the coming weeks.
Need help? Want to learn more?
For a copy of your child’s Welcome Letter, access to MySchools, or any questions, contact your Childs current school counselor or a Family Welcome Center--learn how atschools.nyc.gov/WelcomeCenters. Visitschools.nyc.gov/SHS for details and updates, and to watch our Specialized High Schools videos. Learn more about high school admissions atschools.nyc.gov/High; please note that the high school application will open the week of January 18.