Starting October 24, students can get SHSAT and LaGuardia audition tickets from their guidance counselors. Review the test ticket to make sure all the information is accurate. See our Specialized High School page for locations and more information.High School applications are now available through school guidance counselors. Applications are due back by Tuesday, December 2.
In New York City, students must apply to attend a public high school. Each fall, eighth grade students must submit an application listing up to 12 programs ranked in order of preference. Applicants are then matched to one of their ranked schools according to admissions priority, method, and available seats. Round 1 results are available in March.
There are more than 400 public high school programs in New York City. Several resources are available to help you explore these programs and learn more about High School Admissions.
Find all this information and more on our Resources page.
New York City’s charter schools give families additional public school options. Read the Charter School Directory to learn more about charter high schools and how to apply.
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. They may take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) and apply for all audition programs, including Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Testing accommodations will be provided during the SHSAT administration, as outlined in the student’s IEP or 504 plan.
Students with Individualized Education Plans (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.
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If you have questions about High School Admissions, please call (718) 935-2399, email HS_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov, or visit an Enrollment Office.