8th Grade

Video presentation of Info for summer high school process

8th Grade Parents First Phase of High School Information: Using the Myschools.nyc System

All applications will now be completed online by families. Our team of counselors and parent coordinator are going to assist everyone through the process.

  • In Mid- October the myschools system opens for families. Most students have an account already that they created when they where in elementary school.

  • How to log in to your myschools account

  • Step 1 : Go to www.myschools.nyc

  • Step 2: Enter your email address used when setting up the account (most likely when your child

was in grade 5 for the middle school process)

  • Once opened, you will see several tabs which contain information for the various steps to the high process i.e the SHSAT & Laguardia sign up, an online HS directory and school finder app along with the actual application for the 12 choices.

  • The first step for families is to take the tutorials on the site and see how helpful this site can be for this process--there is a lot of information and ultimately once we are all comfortable utilizing the online system, we know it will be manageable and convenient.


The 4 things you can do now are:


  1. Study for the SHSAT if you plan to take it. You can take a prep course (see the guidance tab on our website to see a list of providers) There are sample tests in the HS Admissions guide book online. :


https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/specialized-high-schools


  1. Review Talent Audition requirements on the website: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/high-school


The process may change this year, but you can get familiar with what is likely to happen. Talk directly with your talent teachers and begin to identify songs, monologues, dances or artwork for your portfolios.


  1. Begin to identify schools and programs you may be interested in:

  1. The 2022 High School Admissions Guide is available online in English and nine other languages.. This guide includes everything you need to know about applying to high schools in New York City, including how to participate in Specialized High Schools admissions. www.schools.nyc.gov/high

  2. Watch the video series! These videos walk you through the steps of applying to high school in New York City.

www. schools.nyc.gov/HSVideos. Or

www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/high-school

C. Use the searchable high school directory online to explore schools and

programs in more detail. www.MySchools.NYC You must scroll to the bottom of the page and use the “browse” button to see schools.

D. Another directory that you can search is www.Insideschools.org

4. STAY INFORMED:

Sign up for MS51 emails: www.MS51.org (click the red dot on the right side of page and sign your family up to receive the emails we send regularly regarding the HS process)

Sign up for the NYC Enrollment high school admissions email list

to get the latest updates on admissions for fall 2022. https://www.schools.nyc.gov/sign-up



INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL Diveristy Initiative


Diversity in Admissions

Schools across New York City are participating in an initiative to increase diversity within their schools. Some schools give an admissions priority to students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) or Emerging Multilingual Learners (EMLs), are in the child welfare system, are in temporary housing, or are low-income. A complete list of schools and their priorities is below. Participating schools will still make offers using standard admissions priorities


The following programs are participating in the initiative for the current 8th grade graduating year of 2022. Programs are listed by district, with more details on each DIA priority provided below: Please see myschools.nyc and each school’s website for further information

  • East Side Community School (01M450) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 70% of seats.

  • New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math High School (NEST+m) (01M539) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch Price (based on family income) for 66% of seats. Please note: this school’s Diversity in Admissions priority only applies to seats for non-continuing students.

  • Bard High School Early College (01M696) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 50% of seats.

  • The Clinton School (02M260) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 33% of seats.

  • Urban Assembly Maker Academy (02M282) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 70% of seats.

  • NYC iSchool (02M376) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 66% of seats.

  • Institute for Collaborative Education (02M407) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 66% of seats.

  • Baruch College Campus High School (02M411) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch Price (based on family income) for 66% of seats.

  • N.Y.C. Lab School for Collaborative Studies (02M412) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 75% of seats.

  • School of the Future High School (02M413) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 66% of seats.

  • N.Y.C. Museum School (02M414) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 50% of seats.

  • Eleanor Roosevelt High School (02M416) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 50% of seats.

  • Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts (02M531) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 40% of seats.

  • Harvest Collegiate High School (02M534) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 63% of seats: first to Manhattan students or residents, and then to New York City residents.

  • Academy for Software Engineering (02M546) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 69% of seats.

  • Urban Assembly New York Harbor School (02M551) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 69% of seats.

  • West End Secondary School (03M291) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 60% of seats.

  • Frank McCourt High School (03M417) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 66% of seats.

  • Beacon High School (03M479) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 66% of seats.

  • Manhattan / Hunter Science High School (03M541) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 69% of seats.

  • Park East High School (04M495) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 66% of seats.

  • Central Park East High School (04M555) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 75% of seats.

  • The Heritage School (04M680) | Priority to District 4 residents eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 43% of seats.

  • University Heights Secondary School (07X495) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 88% of seats.

  • Young Women's Leadership School of the Bronx (09X568) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 88% of seats.

  • In-Tech Academy (10X368) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 88% of seats.

  • Urban Assembly High School of Music and Art (13K350) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 69% of seats.

  • Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women (13K527) | Priority to English Language Learners for 18% of seats.

  • Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design (14K558) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 63% of seats.

  • Williamsburg Preparatory School (14K561) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 76% of seats.

  • Brooklyn Collaborative Studies (15K448) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income), applicants living in temporary housing, and/or English Language Learners, for 76% of seats.

  • Millennium Brooklyn High School (15K684) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 66% of seats

  • Medgar Evers College Preparatory School (17K590) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 76% of seats.

  • Kingsborough Early College School (21K468) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 76% of seats.

  • Midwood High School (22K405) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch (based on family income) for 70% of seats.

  • Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences (22K535) | Students admitted in rank order by zip code.

  • Brooklyn College Academy (22K555) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 76% of seats.

  • Bard High School Early College Queens (24Q299) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 73% of seats.

  • Townsend Harris High School (25Q525) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 50% of seats.

  • Bayside High School (26Q495) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 75% of seats.

  • High School for Construction Trades, Engineering, and Architecture (27Q650) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 72% of seats.

  • Academy for Careers in Television and Film (30Q301) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 63% of seats.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Senior Activity Standards

The criteria to be able to attend/participate in any SENIOR ACTIVITY are as follows:

  • You MUST be PASSING to be able to attend a SENIOR ACTIVITY. Passing for MS 51 means that you did not fail (below a 65) any subjects

  • You are a trustworthy, respectful, well behaved students. Any teacher or administrator can remove a student based on section sheets or pupil path anecdotals.

  • You arrive on time for school and you have an acceptable record of attendance. Excessive unexcused lateness and/or absences will lead to a removal from activities

  • You take pride in your education and don't have any "N"s or "U"s on your report cards. Two "N"s or one "U" is an automatic removal from activities

These are our Grade 8 Expectations. Not only do we follow these for senior activities participation but your teachers also follow this for regular class trips. Remember, participating in senior activities is a privilege and reward for hardworking and deserving students. it is NOT a right.

William Alexander Middle School 51

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Brooklyn, NY 11215

(718) 369-7603

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