8th Grade

Grade 8 Assistant Principal, Mr. Gregory Stanislaus

Guidance counselor, Ms. Donna Zaengle

Spring 2020 HS Presentation for Students

Spring 2020 High School Presentation

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 participating in the diversity initiative:

The following programs are participating in the pilot initiative for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Academy for Careers in Film and Television (30Q301) | Program Code: Q01A | Priority to applicants eligible for Free Lunch (based on family income) for up to 63% of seats.
  • Academy for Software Engineering (02M546) | Program Code: A54A | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for up to 69% of seats.
  • Bard Early High School Queens (24Q299) | Program Code: Q74B | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for up to 63% of seats.
  • Baruch College Campus High School (02M411) | Program Code: M87A | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for up to 34% of seats: first to D2 students or residents, then to Manhattan students or residents, and then to New York City residents.
  • Central Park East High School (04M555) | Program Code: M86A | Priority to applicants eligible for Free Lunch (based on family income) for up to 64% of seats.
  • Harvest Collegiate High School (02M534) | Program Code: A53A | Priority to applicants eligible for Free Lunch (based on family income) for up to 63% of seats: first to Manhattan students or residents, and then to New York City residents.
  • The Heritage School (04M680) | Program Code: M97A | Priority to District 4 residents eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for up to 43% of seats.
  • Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences (22K535) | Program Code: K76A | Top ranked applicants admitted by zip code.
  • Manhattan / Hunter Science High School (03M541) | Program Code: M55A | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for up to 69% of seats.
  • Millennium Brooklyn High School (15K684) | Program Code: L63A | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for up to 50% of seats: first to Brooklyn students or residents, and then to New York City residents.
  • NYC iSchool (02M376) | Program Code: M52A | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for up to 60% of seats.
  • N.Y.C. School for Collaborative Studies (02M412) | Program Code: M74A | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch (based on family income) for up to 34% of seats: first to D2 students or residents, then to Manhattan students or residents, and then to New York City residents.
  • Park East High School (04M495) | Program Code: M17J | Priority to District 4 residents eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for up to 26% 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 up to 40% 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 up to 69% of seats.
  • Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women (13K527) | Program Code: L54A | Priority to English Language Learners for up to 15 seats: first to continuing 8th grade students and then to New York City residents.
  • Urban Assembly Maker Academy (02M282) | Program Code: M61A | Priority to applicants eligible for Free Lunch (based on family income) for up to 63% of seats.
  • Urban Assembly New York Harbor School (02M551) | Program Codes: K51A, K51B | Priority to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for up to 69% of seats.
  • Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design (14K558) | Program Code: K09X | Priority to applicants eligible for Free Lunch (based on family income) for up to 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 up to 63% of seats.

OPEN HOUSE AND TOUR INFORMAITON

MS51 BDN# 15K051

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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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