High School Acceptance Letter Information
March 2nd, 2017
Dear 8th grade families,
We have been informed by High School Enrollment that The High School Acceptance letters will be available for distribution Wednesday March 8th. We would like to take this time to reflect on our amazing student community. They have consistently performed at the highest level and have prepared themselves to be outstanding students at the premier high schools of New York City. We know the anticipation will be difficult over the next week, however our teachers continue to assign work and we hope you can support your children to put forth their best efforts.
The letters will be distributed to the students 8th period on Wednesday March 8th right before dismissal. This week you should be talking as a family about the acceptance letter. You may want to anticipate both the best and worst case scenarios. We highly recommend that you plan to open the acceptance letter with your child, at home so that you can immediately be available to address their emotional reaction.
If the situation arises that a student did not receive a match it may be best for the student to learn this news from their families when they come home and open their letters. The parent will be contacted by the school to discuss how to handle informing the child and given guidance about what the results mean and what the next steps are. If the students did not receive a match and we are unable to contact a parent/guardian during the day we then will meet individually with the student. In the past informing students during the school day that they had not received a match has created a feeling of dread and anxiety for all of the students throughout the course of the day. We feel that the plan described above best reflects our schools philosophy as parents as partners, and that it will provide the optimal support for our school community during this process.
** Just a reminder the appeals round is not available until the completion of Round 2**
Round 2 High School Fair
March 18th & 19th
11:00am to 2:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Educational Campus
122 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan