Admissions and Eligibility
COVID-19 Admissions Eligibility Criteria
Ed Opt Program (M41C)
Like in previous years, the Ed. Opt. admissions method is intended to create academic diversity among incoming students through admissions. Since students did not take state exams in spring 2020, the Ed. Opt. admissions method will operate differently this year.
This year, the High School Admissions Office will use a composite score of students’ prior years’ performance in the four core courses: English, Math, Science, and Social Studies:
o Average of each student’s final course grades from the 2018-2019 school year.
o Average of each student’s marking period course grades from Fall 2019 through February 2020.
o Standardized test scores from Spring 2019.
Honors Academy (M41D)
How can I apply to your school?
Families can use MySchools (myschools.nyc) to explore schools, register for the SHSAT and LaGuardia High School auditions, and submit their high school application with 12 program choices in preference order. Families can also submit their registration and application through their current school counselor or through a Family Welcome Center. The High School Application Window is from 1/19/21 to 3/2/21.
What if my school uses a non-traditional grading system, or I am coming from a private school or charter school?
The High School Admissions Office has advised that all data coming from middle schools will be converted into a traditional point scale system using the NYCDOE Middle School Academic Policy guide. As a result, all students, regardless of the type of grading system used at their middle school, will be considered equally on a 1-100 point scale.
What if I have additional questions?
Please connect with your current school counselor, who can assist you with the application process, and if necessary, reach out to the Admissions Office on your behalf. You can also sign in at myschools.nyc to get more information about the application process.