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|High School Registration for New Students
Public school registration for high school students new to the NYC public schools.
To register a high school student who is new to New York City or new to public school, parents should take the student to any New Student High School Registration Center between August 29th and September 30th, 2005. The Student High School Registration Centers are located in each borough. High school students must be enrolled at a New Student High School Registration Center. Registration will not be handled by the schools themselves.
The following documentation is required to register for high school:
- proof of address (such as electric or gas bill)
- proof of immunization
- birth certificate, baptismal certificate or passport
Both the parent/guardian and the child must be present at the time of registration.
For new incoming 9th graders, a school record must be provided which includes proof of completion of the 8th grade, test scores and course work taken (a diploma from the intermediate school is not sufficient). If a child requires or receives special education services, a copy of his or her most recent Individualized Education Plan (IEP) should be brought if possible.
|Frequently Asked Questions
Charter School Enrollment and Admissions
Under the law, charter schools must have a fair and open admissions process, conducting outreach and recruitment to all segments of the community they serve. When more students apply than can be accommodated, many charters use a lottery to randomly determine which students are accepted. Many charter schools also have waiting lists.
Proof of Address
The parent or custodial parent with whom the student lives must provide proof of address when enrolling a student into school. Verifiable proof of address includes:
- a utility bill (gas, electric, or water);
- a deed to a house;
- a document from the City Housing Authority or the Human Resources Administration;
- medical or insurance cards; or
- a statement on appropriate letterhead that verifies the address from an employer, a social agency, a community based organization, or a religious institution.
A telephone bill or driver’s license is not an acceptable proof of address. A lease by itself is not acceptable. If a parent is subletting an apartment or home, or if more than one family shares a living space, the parent must present an affidavit or notarized letter from the leaseholder or homeowner and attach any of the above acceptable proofs of address, such as the lease, deed or utility bill.
Regional Enrollment Offices
1 Fordham Plaza, Bronx, 10458
1230 Zerega Avenue, Bronx, 10462
30-48 Linden Place, 2nd Floor, Whitestone, 11354
90-27 Sutphin Boulevard
28-11 Queens Plaza North, 5th Floor, Long Island City, 11101
1665 St. Marks Avenue, Room 116, Brooklyn, 11233
(718) 922-4794 x 225
1780 Ocean Avenue, 5th Floor, Brooklyn, 11230
715 Ocean Terrace, Building A-Room 153, Staten Island, 10301
415 89th Street, 5th floor,
131 Livingston Street, Room 301, Brooklyn, 11201
333 7th Avenue, 12th Floor, Manhattan, 10016
4360 Broadway, Manhattan, 10033
Specialized High Schools
Specialized High Schools were established under New York State Law and require a competitive test or audition for admission. These schools are: Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts, Bronx High School of Science, Brooklyn Technical High School, High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College, High School of American Studies at Lehman College, Queens High College for the Sciences at York College, Stuyvestant High School.
Transfer to School Outside NYC
Contact the school where the student is to attend.