• 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



    1. Bosco
  • High School Application Receipts

    High School Application receipts are coming home Friday December 9th! Please check you child's backpack for this important document.
    If there are no changes to be made to your childs' application then keep this receipt for your records.  If you need to make changes to your application you may do so on the receipt.  Make sure you & your child signs the receipt. The DEADLINE is Friday December 16th

  • Millennium Brooklyn ICT Parent Breakfast November 14th 8:00 am

    Please RSVP to

  • What Should 8th Graders be doing now?

    ·       In the next 2 weeks you should be finishing up all tours and open houses

    ·       You should be completing your interviews, auditions, assessments and online applications (NYCiSchool, Manhattan Hunter Science High School etc…)

    ·       It’s time to review your lists of schools and programs and begin to place them in your order of preference - choosing what you love 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.  Discuss this with parents and guidance if you have questions

    ·       Make sure you have chosen at least 10 programs  (remember some high schools have more than 1 program and each one that you are interested in is listed as a separate choice)

    ·       List your final choices on the application and submit to Guidance by Dec 1st

    ·       Make sure both parent and student signed the application

  • SHSAT and LaGuardia tickets will be coming home today! Please Check your child's backpack and make sure that you keep it in a safe place

    Middle School 51 students will be taking the SHSAT exam on Sunday October 23rd at 8:00 am.  

    Students with 504 accommodations, IEP's and religious observance are scheduled according to their needs.  The Time and Date of the SHSAT exam will be on the Tickets

    SHSAT tickets: Students write their school preferences on page 1 and must copy this information onto the test answer sheet on the test date
    School preferences listed on the test answer sheet are final.  A parent or guardian must sign the ticket.


Guidance Calendar

  • Bard High School Registration for Assessment

  • Citywide High School Fair

  • Citywide High School Fair

  • Borough High School Fairs

  • Borough High School Fairs

View Monthly Calendar

High School Fair 2015

Guidance Department

News and information for parents and students about the upcoming high school process, as well as general counseling info.
Contact Information

Kristine Bosco
Guidance Counselor
718-369-7603  x1311 (High School reminders only, not a point of contact)

Joe Phillips
Guidance Counselor
718-369-7603  x1314

Donna Zaengle
Guidance Counselor
718-369-7603  x1313 

Outside Academic Programs

Below is a list of independent programs which offer academic opportunities to select students throughout NYC.  All of these programs will have specific requirements for admission;  academic, ethnic and/or financial.  The mission of these programs is to provide opportunities for academic and personal growth. Some may assist your child in applying for boarding schools, others in providing summer academic intensives. 


We encourage you to view each website for eligibility. If you are interested and qualify for any of the programs, please speak with your child’s guidance counselor.  Programs may require parents to register online. 


TEAK:  (6th Grade Only)


Qualified candidates MUST:

Come from families with financial need

Be enrolled in sixth grade at the time of their application

Attend a public or parochial school in one of the five boroughs of NYC and be a NYC resident

Earn 90% or above in all classes

Obtained a 337 or above on the ELA State exam and 346 or above Math state exam

Provide proof of academic merit and family income

Be citizens or permanent residents of the United States

Must have strong attendance and punctuality records


Oliver Scholar’s Program: (7th Grade Only)


Students must meet all of the following criteria in order to be nominated for our Program:

Be of African and/or Latino descent; 

Carry a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 90% in sixth and seventh grade in Math, Science, English, Social Studies and Foreign Language, with no score lower than an 85% in any subject;

Have a raw score in the ELA(English) exam greater than 318 and a raw score greater than 320 on the STM(Math) exam;

Be an active participant in extracurricular activities;

Demonstrate leadership potential through school and community involvement;

Have a strong desire to achieve success and contribute to society.





(Criteria for 5th & 6th Grades)

Applications/Nominations to Prep for Prep are encouraged for students who meet the following criteria:

Of African American, Latino, or Asian descent;

Currently in the fifth or sixth grade attending a New York City area public, charter, or parochial school;

Fifth grade students must have a scaled score of 325 or above on the New York State ELA reading exam OR a 323 or above on the New York State Math exam administered during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Sixth grade students must have a scaled score of 332 or above on the New York State ELA reading exam OR a 335 or above on the New York State Math exam administered during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Student has stellar attendance and punctuality record.

If Student does not meet testing criteria but has demonstrated academic achievement through most recent report card grades (3’s and 4’s/90th percentile and above) you may be eligible to apply.


(Criteria for 7th Grade)

Applications/Nominations to PREP 9 (our boarding school program) are encouraged for students who meet the following criteria:

Of African American or Latino descent.

Currently in the seventh grade in a public, charter, or parochial school in New York City or the surrounding metropolitan areas (New Jersey, Westchester, Long Island, and Connecticut);


And meet one of the additional following criteria:

A scaled score of 325 or above on the New York State ELA reading exam administered during the 2014-2015 school year;

An overall average of 90% or above;

A scaled score of 324 or above on the New York State Math exam administered during the 2014-2015 academic year.


John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth:


Achievement at the 95th percentile or higher on one or more subtests of a nationally normed standardized test.  (Level 4 on the State Test)

2016 - 2017 High School Admissions Appeals