8th Grade

8th Grade: Transition to High School 

In 8th grade, our scholars receive additional guidance and support to assist with their transition into high school. The New Heights Team is committed to supporting scholars to find a best-fit high school community. Select scholars have the opportunity to take New York State Algebra I and U.S. History & Government Regents.  We also host commemorative activities for 8th-grade scholars that include a senior trip, prom, and graduation. 

Scholars at New Heights

8th Grade Academic Team

Please click here for a list of teacher and staff members' email addresses. 

Scholar at New Heights

Scholar at New Heights

Mahalia Jackson Honors Academy

The Mahalia Jackson Honors Academy is an academically competitive and selective program at New Heights. This academy allows 7th and 8th-grade scholars to take New York State Regents examinations in Algebra I (Mathematics) and United States History (Social Studies). Scholars in this academy have the opportunity to receive high school credits during their time at New Heights Middle School. 

To learn more about this program at New Heights, please email info@newheightsms.org

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High School Application Process 

New Heights Middle School parents/caregivers are invited to make an appointment with Ms. Figueroa, School Counselor for support with the high school application process.  

Family workshops, school trips, and information sessions will be announced throughout the school year.  

Email: jfigueroa-cantey@schools.nyc.gov

Experiential Learning

New Heights scholars have the opportunity to bridge classes with real-life experiences on trips. Check out some of the places our scholars have visited through the years.