Welcome to the High School Readiness Committee’s Admissions Process Help Page

We are a group of volunteer parents who have some experience or just interest in the high school admissions process. Our goal is to help support our MS 839 community through the complex process of applying to high school.

This process starts in 7th grade, because it is the students’ 7th grade year grades, test scores, and attendance that high schools look at to determine admissions in the fall of 8th grade.

It is our hope that if we band together and share as much information as we can, then we can work through the process as a team with one goal — to find the right schools for our kids and help support the decision-making process for families.

TIMELY Preparation Guide

*** Check the CALENDAR frequently (also below) for tours, fairs, and other important dates.***

IN JULY: NYC DOE is hosting Family Workshops for General Admissions process and Specialized Schools. More info HERE RSVP to secure your seat at HSFamilyWorkshops.Eventbrite.com!

THIS SUMMER: Review NYC School Finder, the High School Directory, and the Specialized HighSchools Student Handbook

If you need a new Directory or SHS Handbook, you can get them at Family Welcome Centers. Click HERE to find one near you.

Arts Program Audition Guides

General Resources

High School Application Timeline: Click HERE

7th Grade High School Preparedness Crew Lessons can be found here: Crew Lessons

Here’s an article about high school preparedness for middle school parents. And another useful article from InsideSchools:  Best Bets for the “B” Student

NOTE: If you click on an event in the calendar below, you will see links and info on registration, if required.