8th graders and first time 9th graders can register for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) and auditions for Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts until October 14th. Late registration will be available through 12:00 pm on October 22nd. Speak to your guidance counselor about registering!Specialized High School Open House dates are now available. Please see below for a complete list of dates, times, and locations.
There are nine Specialized High Schools in New York City that serve the needs of academically and artistically gifted students. For eight of these schools, admission is based solely on the score attained on the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). For Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (LaGuardia), acceptance is based on an audition and a review of a student's academic records. Please see the 2014-2015 Specialized High School Student Handbook for further information.
The Bronx High School of Science bxscience.edu
75 West 205th Street Bronx, NY 10468
Wednesday, October 22
5:00 - 7:00 PM
The Brooklyn Latin Schoolbrooklynlatin.org
223 Graham AvenueBrooklyn, NY 11206
Thursday, October 23
Brooklyn Technical High Schoolbths.edu
29 Fort Greene PlaceBrooklyn, NY 11217
Tuesday, October 21
6:00 - 8:30 PM
High School for Mathematics, Science and Engineeringat the City College of New Yorkhsmse.org
240 Convent AvenueNew York, NY 10031
Tuesday, October 14
5:00- 8:00 PM
High School of American Studies at Lehman Collegehsas-lehman.org
Lehman College Performing Arts Center2925 Goulden AvenueBronx, NY 10468
Tuesday, September 30
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Queens High School for the Sciences at York Collegeqhss.org
York College Center for the Performing Arts94-20 Guy R Brewer BlvdJamaica, NY 11451
Wednesday, October 8
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Staten Island Technical High Schoolsiths.org
485 Clawson StreetStaten Island, NY 10306
Wednesday, October 1
6:00- 8:00 PM
Stuyvesant High Schoolstuy.edu
345 Chambers StreetNew York, NY 10007
Monday, October 6 (for families that reside in Manhattan & Brooklyn)
Tuesday, October 7 (for families that reside in Queens, Bronx, & Staten Island)
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Artslaguardiahs.org
100 Amsterdam AvenueNew York, NY 10023
No Fall Open House
Q: Who can take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) and/or audition for the programs/studios at LaGuardia?A: All 8th graders and first-time 9th graders who are New York City residents are eligible to take the SHSAT and/or audition. In September of the 8th or 9th grade, you should inform your guidance counselor of your decision so that an admission ticket can be issued for the appropriate test and/or audition(s). This is true even for students who attend private/parochial schools. Q: How can I apply to a Specialized High School? A: For eight of the Specialized High Schools, you are required to take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). The SHSAT is the only requirement for admission. The score required for acceptance to a specialized school varies year to year and depends upon the school. Unlike all the other Specialized Schools, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts requires you to audition for each of the programs/studios you are interested in. You do not need to take the SHSAT to apply to LaGuardia. Q: What is the content of the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT)? The Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) is a written test consisting of two sections: Verbal and Math, including:
Q: How can I prepare for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT)? You should ask your guidance counselor for a copy of the Specialized Schools Handbook which includes two sample tests. In addition, the Handbook describes audition requirements for LaGuardia’s six studios. You may also access the Specialized Handbook online. When you are an 8th or 9th grader, your guidance counselor will provide more specific information about the SHSAT. In the meantime, use the following suggestions to help prepare for the test:
Q: My SHSAT test date and LaGuardia audition are on the same day. What do I do? Students taking the SHSAT who have a conflict with the audition schedule are to report for their audition(s) on the weekend assigned to their borough on the Saturday or Sunday for which there is not a conflict with the SHSAT. If you have an approved audition exception, please have your guidance counselor contact the LaGuardia Admissions Office for rescheduling an audition.
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