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    5 Questions About NYC Specialized High Schools

    • December, 05 2019
    • Alina Adams

    Applying to a NYC Specialized High School is a separate process from other schools, and it begins earlier than the rest. Answers to the most commonly asked questions for kids and parents!

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    NYC DOE Email, Phone Number, and Website

    • November, 17 2019
    • NYC Mentors Staff

    New York City Department of Education Contact Information for High School, Middle School, and Elementary School. NYC DOE Email, Phone Number, and Website...

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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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