8th Grade

High School Application Process:

Grade 8 Counselor Mr. Phillips jphilli7@schools.nyc.gov

8th Grade Parents First Phase of High School Informatuion

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.
  5. The High School Information Night will be held Sept 26th 6-8pm It would be helpful if you had attempted to access your MYSchools account and perhaps even explore signing up for SHSAT/LaGuardia if you are interested. DO NOT BE AFRAID of the new system, any errors will be easily corrected.

SEPT 20th is Curriculum Night, I will be here and hope you will too. This is the best opportunity to meet your child's teachers and learn about the curriculum.

Reminder of Important DATES:

High School Fairs ( now only given in each Borough--to learn about Manhattan Schools, attend a Manhattan Fair, to learn about Brooklyn schools, attend a Brooklyn Fair etc) The dates are below, the locations will

Sept 22nd/23rd: Manhattan Fair: Martin Luther King Educational complex Brooklyn Fair: john Dewey High School 10-3pm

Oct 13th/14th: Manhattan Fair: Martin Luther King Educational complex Brooklyn Fair: Brooklyn Technical High School 10-3pm

Sat Oct 27th : NYC CTE (Career Training Educational Programs) Fair: George Westinghouse HS Brooklyn NY 9-2pm

Remember to check websites and Sign up for your choices for individual High School Tours

J. Phillips

School Counselor

William Alexander Middle School 51

(718) 369-7603 ext.1314





MS51 BDN# 15K051

Bard HS Early College

  • Registration begins Friday September 7 Click here for the Bard website

Beacon High School

  • Open house for Brooklyn October 11, no registration

Nest + m

NYC I-School

LaGuardia HS

Edward R. Murrow HS

  • Edward R. Murrow Open houses October 22 & November 5 @ 7pm no registration needed. For tours visit website frequently here

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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

350 Fifth Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11215

(718) 369-7603

Fax (718)499-4948