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    Three Questions Families Want the DOE to Answer

    • October 09, 2020
    • Halina de Jong-Lambert, Jacob Brucker

    With a chaotic start to the school year, most families have been focusing on understanding how their children will be educated through online, hybrid, or socially-distanced in-person learning. Despite experiencing all of the changes to classroom learning, there are still a lot of changes that families are asking about for this upcoming school year from the Department of Education (DOE).

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    SHSAT Score Calculator and 2020 Cutoff Scores

    • October 06, 2020
    • NYC Mentors.org Staff

    There is a unique group of advanced public schools in NYC called specialized public schools that each have a different focus. There are nine specialized high schools but only eight of them require eighth-graders to take the Specialized High School Admissions Test or SHSAT for short. Practicing for the SHSAT? Use our calculator to estimate your scaled score and look at last year’s cutoff scores.

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    Online Learning: Advice from Mentee Accepted to Specialized High School

    • March 29, 2020
    • Michael N. Manta

    It’s easy to get bogged down during this pandemic by the negative news that is surrounding us. Schools have closed in NYC, and cases are continuing to rise. After stocking up on essentials and quarantining themselves, the biggest question for many families right now is “how can I make sure my child does not fall behind in school?”

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    The Benefits of Peer Mentorship for NYC Teens Applying To High School

    • December 20, 2019
    • Michael N. Manta

    In the age of Google and what seems to be an unlimited amount of knowledge at our fingertips, it is tempting to believe that people can learn anything they want on their own. However, we know this is not the case because inevitably, we get stuck, and we begin to doubt the omniscience of the Internet.

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    NYC DOE Email, Phone Number, and Website

    • November 17, 2019

    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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    Information about Financial Aid Opportunities at Private Schools

    • October 03, 2019
    • NYC Mentors.org Staff

    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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