High School Admissions


High School Admissions:

  • The high school application will open the week of January 24, 2022, and close on March 1, 2022.
  • Borough- and zone-based admissions priorities will remain in place this year. District-based admissions priorities were eliminated last year and will continue to not be used in high school admissions.
  • For high school programs that screen applicants, multiple measures will be used to evaluate students this year. These measures will include submissions of work samples from last year, such as essays or reports, and first-semester grades from this school year.
  • MySchools will reflect these updates within the coming week.

Our current list of Open Houses and Tours is  HERE

In this folder, you will find videos of our alumni talking about their public high schools, as well as the Powerpoint used in Jessica’s Nov 2021 HS Presentation.

The DOE will be hosting Part 2 of their virtual events series about high school admissions in NYC.

Families can learn when and how to apply, how offers are made, how to build a balanced high school application, how applicants will be evaluated for screened programs, and how to participate in the audition process for arts programs, including for LaGuardia High School. Each event is the same, but different interpretation services will be provided on the following dates:

January 24,  5pm to 6pm  | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Bangla, Korean, Spanish
January 26,  1pm to 2pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Arabic, French, Russian
January 27, 5pm to 6pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Chinese (Mandarin), Haitian Creole, Urdu

Join on Zoom by clicking here: https://bit.ly/HSEvent202. Check your email or schools.nyc.gov/High two business days before the event for a message that includes this same Zoom link and the password that you’ll need to join, as well as phone numbers to call for live interpretation in provided languages.

The DOE website has 8 HS admissions videos - Fall 2021 linked to the top of this page

Additional HS information:  schools.nyc.gov/High and schools.nyc.gov/SHS

Reminder for applicants to non-DOE schools – please follow all procedures on the Transcripts and Recommendations tab and respect the deadlines.

Jessica McInnis
ESMS School Counselor