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    Some NYC High School Programs Don’t Use Traditional Grading Methods or Standardized Testing, Here is What You Need to Know

    • March 24, 2021
    • Oliwia Caes

    As a student whose entire education has been centered around testing and grades, it is hard for me to imagine a school system without these requirements. There are, however, NYC high schools that set different standards for their students which are outside of the typical standards. These schools, like Beacon, the Bronx Lab School, and Saint Ann’s go about a different way of assessing their students.

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    NYC High School Preparation Guide for Eighth Grade 2021

    • March 15, 2021
    • NYC Mentors.org Staff

    For most families, eighth grade tends to be the most exciting yet stressful year of middle school. It is the year to fully dive into the high school admissions process and find out where your child will be heading for the next four years. Though this can feel really overwhelming, with the help of this guide and the preparation made already from the sixth and seventh grades, there’s no need to stress!

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    NYC High School Preparation Guide for Seventh Grade 2021

    • March 11, 2021
    • NYC Mentors.org Staff

    Seventh grade is one of the most important years in middle school. This is the year that most high schools will pay attention to in terms of standardized exams, grades, and extracurriculars. Though this can be a stressful year both for students and for families, this guide is meant to help you reduce this anxiety and make the most of this year! Through the following steps, families can help their children continue to prepare for the high school admissions process and tackle the challenges that lie ahead.

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    NYC High School Preparation Guide for Sixth Grade 2021

    • March 04, 2021
    • NYC Mentors.org Staff

    The transition from fifth grade to sixth grade is significant. For most students, this is the first time that they will be adjusting to a new school environment with new expectations regarding their work and learning. Though the start of middle school can be daunting for most families, this guide will show that there is nothing to be afraid of! By following these steps, families can make the most of the start to their child’s middle school career and begin preparing for the high school admissions process.

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    Public Schools With Sports Programs Around NYC

    • February 26, 2021
    • Maybelle Keyser-Butson

    Finding public high schools for athletes in New York City -- a city filled with academic high schools, performing arts high schools, and technical high schools, but very few athletic high schools -- is not as easy as it sounds. Finding an athletic public high school that also offers the academics that match your athletic child’s abilities can be even more difficult. Parents can spend hours clicking on slow-to-load high school ranking sites, only to find that the schools are not easily accessible from their home, or not academically rigorous enough, or not a public high school.

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    Virtual Auditions - New Guidelines for Applying to NYC Arts High Schools in 2021

    • February 10, 2021
    • Oliwia Caes

    Global pandemic or not, the time to apply to high schools has come. There is no need, however, to become intimidated by an online audition process. Truth be told, the fact that it is virtual allows you to present your best work from the comfort of your own home and hopefully gives you all the more reason to apply.

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