HS Admissions Info from Office of Family And Community Empowerment (FACE)


High School Admissions Information Sessions

Applying to high school? We’re hosting two kinds of virtual events to share information about high school admissions in New York City.

Virtual High School Admissions Information Sessions

·       January 11, 4pm to 5pm

·       January 12, 6pm to 7pm

·       January 13, 4pm to 5pm

·       January 14, 5pm to 6pm

·       January 15, 1pm to 2pm

Virtual Arts High School Fairs

Interested in applying to audition programs? Learn about audition requirements for each discipline, the audition process for this year, and how to use MySchools and the Virtual Audition Submission Tool (VAST). Meet representatives from NYC’s audition schools, including LaGuardia High School. Please note that schools from different boroughs will showcase their programs on different days.

·       January 21, 1pm to 3pm Manhattan and Bronx audition programs

·       January 25, 5pm to 7pm Brooklyn and Staten Island audition programs

·       February 2, 4pm to 6pm Queens audition programs

·       February 4, 6pm to 8pm Manhattan and Bronx audition programs

Register at tinyurl.com/nyc2021HSvirtual for any event(s) you’d like to attend.

Specialized High Schools

The Specialized High Schools registration period is now open! Here’s how to participate:

For the eight testing Specialized High Schools, apply to any/all of these schools by registering for, then taking the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT):

Step 1. Register by January 15, 2021, to take the SHSAT. Submit your registration for the test.

Step 2. Take the SHSAT. Testing will begin on January 27

(For the one audition Specialized High School, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, apply by registering to audition, then submitting audition materials. Please note that the SHSAT is not used for admission to LaGuardia.)

For more information, questions or help setting up your MySchools account or registering, please visit the Specialized High School site on the DOE website.