8th Grade

Grade 8 Assistant Principal, Ms. Marcy Sterlis

Guidance counselor, Ms. Donna Zaengle

Video presentation of Info for summer high school process

8th Grade Parents First Phase of High School Information

Yesterday Office of Enrollment explained the new high school application process. All applications will now be completed online by families. Our team of counselors and parent coordinator are going to assist everyone with the new changes. Below is an explanation of the first set of steps.

  1. Parents will receive a letter in their home language from the Dept of Education explaining the process of signing up for your child's individual "MySchool" account. This letter will include a code that you must use to open the account. You may also need your child's school identification or OSIS number. This number is located on report cards, schedules and many other MS51 documents.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 alot of information and ultimately once we are all comfortable utilizing the online system, we know it will be manageable and convenient.

  4. The students page will be updated to include report card grades and test scores in late October. currently you will see the identifying information, (DOB, address) Please check that it is correct. Errors can be reported to Mr Phillips.

HIGH SCHOOL / OPEN HOUSE & TOUR 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 2021. 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 Lunch (FRL) for 65% of seats.

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

  • The Clinton School (02M260) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) for 33% of seats.

  • Urban Assembly Maker Academy (02M282) | Program Code: M61A | Priority to applicants eligible for Free Lunch (based on family income) for 70% of seats.

  • NYC iSchool (02M376) | Program Code: M52A | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) for 66% of seats.

  • Institute for Collaborative Education (02M407) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) for 50% of seats.

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

  • N.Y.C. Lab School for Collaborative Studies (02M412) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) for 66% of seats.

  • School of the Future High School (02M413) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) for 65% of seats.

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

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

  • Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts (02M531) | Program Code: M20X | Priority to applicants eligible for Free Lunch (based on family income) for 40% of seats.

  • Harvest Collegiate High School (02M534) | Program Code: A53A | Priority to applicants eligible for Free 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) | Program Code: A54A | 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) | Program Codes: K51A | 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 Lunch (FRL) for 60% of seats.

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

  • Beacon High School (03M479) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) for 50% of seats.

  • Manhattan / Hunter Science High School (03M541) | Program Code: M55A | 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 Lunch (FRL) for 66% of seats.

  • Central Park East High School (04M555) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free Lunch (based on family income) for 66% of seats.

  • The Heritage School (04M680) | Program Code: M97A | Priority to District 4 residents eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for 43% of seats.

  • Urban Assembly High School of Music and Art (13K350) | Program Code: L02R | 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: first to continuing 8th grade students and then to New York City residents.

  • Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design (14K558) | Program Code: K09X | Priority to applicants eligible for Free Lunch (based on family income) for 63% of seats: first to Brooklyn students or residents, and then to New York City residents.

  • Williamsburg Preparatory School (14K561) | Program Code: K39X | Priority to applicants eligible for Free Lunch (based on family income) for 63% of seats.

  • Brooklyn Collaborative Studies (15K448) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income), students in temporary housing, and 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

  • Midwood High School (22K405) | Program Codes: K26J, K26H, K26K | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) for 70% of seats.

  • Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences (22K535) | Program Code: K76A | Students admitted in rank order by zip code.

  • 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 Lunch (FRL) for 50% of seats.

  • Bayside High School (26Q495) | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) for 75% of seats.

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

  • Academy for Careers in Television and Film (30Q301) | Program Code: Q01A | Priority to applicants eligible for Free 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 attned 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 acitivities

  • 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

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