important dates

High School Fairs: for dates and times click HERE.

Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT): Sat. Oct. 26 & Sun. Oct. 27, 2019.

  • All current Grade 8 students Saturday, October 26, 2019

  • All current Grade 8 students Sunday, October 27, 2019

  • Current Grade 8 who are English Language Learners or students with disabilities who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or 504 Plans that include testing accommodations, October 26, 2019

  • Make-up test Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019

  • Parents of children with 504 plans must contact Elaine Liu ASAP so she can make sure the proper documentation is forwarded

Test for Admissions to Catholic Schools (TACHS): Deadline for telephone and internet registration is Oct. 21, 2019. The Archdiocese of New York test date is Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens test date is Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. For online registration go to For phone registration call 1-866-618-2247. For request for extended time the deadline is Oct. 11, 2019; go online for info at

LaGuardia High School Auditions: 100 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, 10023, 212-496-0700. Manhattan students audition times and dates, please refer to Page 7 in the Specialized High School Handbook.

High School Application Deadline: Dec. 2, 2019

Dept of ed website info

High School Info & Application page – Click here

Specialized High Schools – For Testing, Audition and Open House information, Click here

2020 High School Directory – For NYC DOE High School Directory for this year, Click here.

Subscribe to DOE Email Newsletters – Click here

Register for Online High School Database – you may PHONE the DOE at 718-935-2200, provide your Student’s ID #, confirm information & receive an Account Creation Code. You can then use that code to create an account at, which allows you to access the online database of NYC High Schools. (MySchools invitation letters, with your unique Account Creation Code, will be distributed in the fall.)

high school admissions apps

InsideSchools – Search for high schools by name, interest area, grade point average and subway line using a mobile device or a desktop computer.

Noodle – Search by location, size, academic focus, and extracurricular opportunities. Get expert advice on schools that interest you, then easily share your list to get input from the people who matter most to you.

mini-Intro to High School Admissions Power Point

Assistant Principal Katie Altman has offered a “lite introduction” to the process of high school admissions. You can check out her presentation HERE! And remember, the staff will continue to offer more details on the process. Stay tuned…

more info & resources

Middle School Coalition Letter, May 10, 2019 – Click HERE

CEC D2 Resolution In Support of Revised Proposals to Increase Diversity at Specialized High Schools and Other Public Schools and the Disclosure of Data Relating to All Proposed Changes to Specialized High School Admissions (Feb. 13, 2019) - Click HERE