High School

High Schools

 

Applying to High School

To help narrow down schools, you can use the 2014-2015 High Schools At A Glance. You can download this document and sort or filter for programs that meet your needs and interests, both Citywide, and by Borough.

High School result letters will be distributed in March. Students should speak to their guidance counselor if they have not submitted an application.

    New York City has more than 400 high schools and over 700 programs. 8th grade or first time 9th grade students and families in New York City complete a single High School application for up to 12 high-school programs and can participate in a separate process for Specialized High Schools. In addition, New York City’s charter schools give families additional public school options. Students new to NYC should visit can find out more information on New Students.

    Students with Disabilities

    Students with disabilities may apply to all programs listed in the 2014-2015 High School Directory, subject to the same admissions requirements as their peers. Students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) that recommend a specialized District 75 program or New York State Approved non-public school program are placed through a separate process. However, these students may submit a high school application if their IEP for the following school year recommends programs and/or services in a community school. Read more.

     

    1. Understand Admissions

    Watch the High School Admissions Video

     

     

    2. Find Programs & Develop a Thoughtful Application

    You are not only selecting a high school but also a program at a high school. Some high schools have several programs; some have just one.

    3. Stay Connected 

    Keep up to date on events and information from the Office of Student Enrollment. Speak to your guidance counselor, who will be best able to answer your questions and help you complete this process.