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    The Spooky Case Of the Mysterious, Missing SHSAT Tickets: Parents Sound Off On Department Of Education Incompetence (Part #3)

    • October, 29 2019
    • Alina Adams

    In late 2018, the New York City Department Of Education (DOE) unveiled their brand new, online Parent Portal, MySchools, which was supposed to make applying to all levels of the school system — Universal Pre-K, Kindergarten, Gifted & Talented, Middle and High School — more streamlined, efficient, and convenient. In 2019, some parents couldn’t register.…

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    NYC High Schools Need a Better Admissions Method: Why Not Try This?

    • October, 29 2019
    • Gregory Wickham

    New York City public high schools are constantly changing their admission procedures. For instance, Beacon High School, which used to have an interview, doesn’t anymore. Frank McCourt High School got rid of their group activity that they used to sort students. School of the Future stopped asking for portfolios this year. These schools are putting…

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    Getting Into NYC High-School: Updated for 2020!

    • October, 25 2019
    • Alina Adams

    UPDATED FOR 2020! Getting Into New York City High-School can be an 18 month long process that regularly drives over 70,000 8th graders and their parents nearly over the edge. 2020 is promising to be the toughest year yet, with multiple changes on the horizon, including a proposal to change admissions to SHSAT schools, get rid of Screened schools, and no more Round 2!

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    5 Questions About...Public Screened High Schools

    • October, 24 2019
    • Alina Adams

    Are you thinking about Public Screened High Schools? Grades? Scores? Tests? Interviews? Portfolios? Essays? Ranking? What parents and teens need to know about applying to NYC public Screened high-schools.

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    All We Hear Is Radio Ga-Ga: Is Anyone Really Listening When It Comes To NYC Schools?

    • October, 24 2019
    • Alina Adams

    Last week, I wrote about The Surprising Integration Skeptics of NYC (It’s Not Who You Think). As one mom on the Lower East Side advised, “Integration activists need to touch base with people they are trying to help” when it comes to proposed school rezoning and mergers. This week, we’re headed uptown for a hearing…

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    Financial Aid

    • October, 03 2019
    • McCallie School

    We know the financial aid process can seem overwhelming and intimidating. If you cannot find the information, you need in the questions below, please reach out to the schools’ Admission-Financial Aid Office.

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