High School Applications

SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOL EXAM INFORMATION

All 8th grade general education students (no ELL, no special education, no IEP, no 504 plans) who are interested in taking the Specialized High School Entrance Exam may report to Long Island City High School on October 20 or 21st at 8 A.M. with their IS 230 student ID.

All 8th grade ELL, special education, IEP, 504 plan students who are interested in taking the Specialized High School Entrance Exam may report to Long Island City High School on November 3rd or 18th at 8 A.M. with their IS 230 student ID.

The Guidance Counselor helps students with the High School Application Process. Parents can visit NYC School Finder and NYC High School Information to find out information, resources and directories to guide you in the high school application process.

Please view the Queens High School Directory. Highlighted (on p. 4) are the High Schools that many IS 230 students have applied to in past years.

High School Application Timeline

The High School Application process begins in the end of the 7th Grade.

7th Grade June - Students receive the High School Directory

July/ August - Review High School Directory

8th Grade September/October - Attend Borough and City-wide High School Fairs

Use High School Directory to check for open houses, tours, auditions, etc.

SHSAT Registration and LaGuardia Audition Registration

Students receive information regarding High School Applications

Parents attend IS 230 High School Workshop

Take the Specialized High School Admission (SHSAT) test . Use MySchools to register to audition and/or to schedule the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) by October 11, 2018.

November/ December - Complete High School Application online at the MySchools website. Contact Guidance Counselor for additional information.

High School Application Due Monday Dec. 3, 2018.

March - Round One Results distributed (includes SHS offer where applicable)

April-June - Round Two and new schools fair

Round Two results distributed

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SHSAT Updated for Fall 2018!


In order to strengthen alignment of the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) to the instruction students receive in their classrooms, the DOE has made the updates to the ELA section of the SHSAT that will take effect beginning with the fall 2018 test administration. Read this document for more information.

Below you will find important notices and information regarding High School Admissions 2018.