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Manhattan East School for Arts and Academics (ME) is a challenging and rigorous, arts-infused academic program that meets the needs of highly motivated, gifted and talent students. ME’s students complete courses in Regents Earth Science, Integrated Algebra 1 Regents, American History and Government Regents and Spanish Proficiency 1 before entering high school. Students applying to ME should have scored a minimum of 4/3 or 3/4 on their fourth grade English and Math exams and should also have a demonstrated interest in the visual or performing arts. ME is a Citywide unzoned school. Students come from each of the City’s five boroughs -- Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island.

The Admissions Process:

1. Schedule Parent Tour
The admission’s process begins with a tour of Manhattan East (ME) for parents. Parents will meet with Principal Liliana Sarro and Parent Coordinator Angie Ortiz, and will have opportunities to observe several classes in action, as well as facilities such as the music room, art room, and computer lab. To schedule a tour, please call the ME office at 212-860-6047.

2. Application
Fill out the application given to parents during the tour and send it directly to the ME Admissions Coordinator. (A parent and/or guardian must first attend a tour in order to submit an application on behalf of his/her chid. Any application received without a record of parent(s) and/or guardians having attended a tour or tours will not be processed.) You may download a copy of our application by clicking the link below and bring a filled out copy with you to the parent tour.

3. Teacher Evaluation
Submit a ME "Confidential Feeder School Evaluation" form to your child’s current teacher, who will complete it and forward it directly to ME.

4. Parent Authorization
Submit a ME "Parent Authorization" form to your child’s current teacher.

5. Schedule Student Visit
Each applicant is invited to spend a day at ME, where s/he will be paired with a ME "buddy," with whom s/he will attend classes and lunch. On that day, the applicant will also take a writing and math assessment, and will be interviewed by a faculty member. The student visit is an important part of the application process, as it gives your child a clear idea of what student life is like at ME, and gives our faculty an opportunity to see how well your child might fit into our community. Your child will be given a written verification of his/her visit, which you may submit to your child’s school.

How to schedule an interview and school tour

The admission’s process begins with a tour of Manhattan East (ME) for parents. Parents will meet with Principal Liliana Sarro and Parent Coordinator Angie Ortiz, and will have opportunities to observe several classes in action, as well as facilities such as the music room, art room, and computer lab. To schedule a tour, please call the ME office at 212-860-6047.

Acceptance

Manhattan East sends letters of acceptance to students around the same time the Department of Education sends students their district acceptances.


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Mar 11, 2013, 11:25 AM
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