Dec. 2021 SHSAT

This is all of the information they have released regarding Specialized High Schools, but I understand we will hear more soon.

All current 8th students who live in New York City can apply to high school and test and/or audition to apply to the Specialized High Schools during the 2021-2022 school year. In mid-October, you’ll get your child’s welcome letter with details on how to access your MySchools account and participate.

SHSAT UPDATE

Today, we have updates for students interested in applying to any/all of the eight testing Specialized High SchoolsOpens in a new browser tab . You apply to these schools by registering for and then taking the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT); offers are made based on each student’s SHSAT score, their school preferences, and seat availability. Here’s what to do, when:

  • Prepare. Detailed test information, sample tests, and information about testing accommodations are available on the DOE websiteOpens in a new browser tab .
  • Register. Registration will open in mid-October 2021. Specific registration dates are coming soon!
  • Test. All registered students will take the SHSAT in December 2021. When specific test dates and other information become available, we will send an update. 

MORE UPDATES ARE COMING SOON, INCLUDING...

  • When and how to register for programs at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, NYC’s audition Specialized High School, which uses a separate admissions process.
  • How to audition for arts programs at high schools across the city, including LaGuardia.

WHAT TO DO NOW