The High School Application Is Open–Apply to High School by December 1!

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Dear Families,

The high school application is now open, and the deadline to apply is December 1, 2022. All current eighth grade (and interested first-time ninth grade) students in NYC are welcome and encouraged to apply. Here’s how:

1. Log in to your account. You will use MySchools to explore high schools, apply, and get your high school offer. Need help creating an account? Watch this tutorial.

2. Learn about high schools and programs.

  • Search MySchools for programs based on interests, location, and more. Each program’s page includes how it makes offers and if you need to complete any additional steps, such as an audition. On our website, learn how to audition and how students will get offers to screened programs.
  • Visit schools of interest. Very soon, MySchools’ events calendar will be updated to include open house information for high schools. 
  • Add 12 program choices to your child’s application in MySchools. List these choices in your true order of preference, with your top choice as #1. 

**Please note that the nine Specialized High Schools use separate admissions processes; these schools will not show up as options on your high school application:

  • LaGuardia High School. Submit a separate LaGuardia application and audition by December 1 to apply for any of the school’s six arts programs––learn how to audition
  • Testing Specialized High Schools. Register by November 4 (online, through your school counselor, or through a Family Welcome Center) to take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), which determines admissions to the eight testing Specialized High Schools. Registered students will take the SHSAT on a scheduled date in November or December.

3. Apply by December 1! You can submit your high school application and/or LaGuardia application one of the following ways: 

Need support with your MySchools account, your child’s unique account creation code, or your application? Have other admissions questions? We’re here to help! Talk to your child’s school counselor or contact a Family Welcome Center

All the best,

The High School Admissions Team, Office of Student Enrollment

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