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Latest News on High School Admission 

Important Timeline Reminders! 


  Registration for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) and LaGuardia High School auditions opened on 12/21. 


The deadline to register all students for the SHSAT is January 15, including accommodations review (if applicable). 


 LaGuardia registration will close on February 23. As a reminder, LaGuardia auditions will only be virtual this year. 


The High School Application will open the week of January 19 and close on February 23.


LAST DAY TO SUBMIT High School Applications is MARCH 1st, 2020.

If you haven't done so, please DO IT NOW! 


Jan 5th 


OPT -OUT Letter Due

by May 20th! 


As Of: 




Get in Touch!

Your Guidance counselor will be emailed when you hit submit. 

Your AP is Ms. Bryan

Your Dean is Mr. Andreau 

Your Guidance Counselor is 

Ms. Sampedro 

Letter Dated 10/14/2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,


Welcome to the new school year—and to high school admissions! Whether your family is participating in blended or all-remote learning this fall, we are committed to providing the information and support you need during the high school application process.

COVID-19 has had a profound impact across every aspect of our school system, including the admissions process. As a result, we’re updating our pre-pandemic admissions timeline to ensure ample time for families to explore schools and apply once the application launches. Please note:

  1. The high school application is not yet open, and no longer closes on December 4, 2020. You will have additional time to apply.

  2. Specialized High Schools registration is not yet open, and no longer closes on October 21, 2020. You will have additional time to register.

  3. Dates and locations for the high school fairs, the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), and LaGuardia High School auditions—as listed in the 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide—will also change.


We appreciate your patience and will be in touch with more detailed information and timelines as soon as we can. Here’s what you can do now:

  1. Learn about high school and Specialized High Schools admissions! Get the latest updates on our website.​

    1. Read our High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide online. Print copies will be available at middle schools by early November. Please note that some information in this guide—such as dates, deadlines, and event information—was accurate at the time of publication but is now being adjusted due to the impact of COVID-19.

    2. Make an appointment with your current school counselor to discuss your plans for high school. They will be your best resource and guide throughout the admissions process.

  2. Watch our new video series and stay tuned for future videos.

  3. Explore schools and programs

    1. Browse options by borough in the admissions guide.

    2. Learn about programs in detail and search for schools by course offerings, location, sports, and more in the MySchools high school directory.

    3. Make a list of programs that interest you.


What’s next?


Later this fall, you will receive a personalized Welcome Letter, which includes a unique code to access your MySchools account. We’ll let you know when letters are on the way. This letter will also include information on how to use MySchools to:

  1. Apply to high school.

  2. Register to take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) and to audition for LaGuardia High School.

If you no longer wish to receive emails about high school admissions, please click here to unsubscribe.


Thank You,

The High Schools Admissions Team

Office of Student Enrollment


Letter From Ms. Sampiedro 

8th Grade Guidance Counselor 

SHSAT Test Information

After the registration deadline, you will be notified when your ticket is ready.  Your test ticket will include: 

        -  Your test date and time 
        -  Your test location 
        -  Your student ID number 
        -  Your current school's code
        -   If applicable, testing accommodations 

​Review all information on your ticket carefully and print your ticket. If you see any errors or outdated information, tell your school counselor right away. ​

Registration is set to begin on 10/1 through 10/21 online in

However the site is not yet open because the DOE has to send you the creation codes to set up the accounts. As soon as it is open it will be posted on the 8th grade Google classroom. 

A message from Ms.Sampedro:

If your child took the TACHS on 11/7/20 and have NOT send the applicant record to Ms. Sampedro please do so by tomorrow 11/16/20. If She does not have it by Tomorrow it may be difficult to have it done by the deadline. Please send it to