Attention 8th grade parents!

posted Oct 4, 2011, 12:56 PM by Suzannah Ohring   [ updated Oct 4, 2011, 12:57 PM ]
October is a busy time for high school admissions! 

Important Deadlines
Grade 8 residents of New York City can register for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) through their guidance counselor until October 12, 2011. If you’re interested in taking the exam, be sure to meet with your counselor before the deadline:  Click here for High School Admission Calendar

Guidance counselors will distribute high school applications to students in mid-October. The deadline to submit completed applications to counselors is December 2, 2011.

Fairs and Workshops
The five Borough High School Fairs will take place on Saturday, October 22, and Sunday, October 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visit the DOE website for more information and fair locations.

Check out the schedule for fall high school admissions workshops on our website. These workshops will be held during the month of October throughout the City. We encourage all families to attend a workshop – each session covers the same content, so you only need to attend one.

High School Admissions Videos
Check out our new Videos page on the High School Admissions website to view the High School Admissions Summer Workshop Video Series. These three videos, filmed at our summer workshops, provide an overview of the process, details about the Specialized High Schools, and strategies for making informed decisions.

For more information about our fall events and the high school admissions process, visit the DOE website or call (718) 935-2399.