Parent Corner

Middle School Admissions

The Middle School Application opened on October 26, 2022. The deadline to apply to Middle School is December 1, 2022. Offers will be made in April 2023.

  • During the application period, when you're logged in to your MySchools account, you will have a directory experience personalized to your child. This means that your search will include as options only the middle school programs that they’re eligible to attend. If a program is one that your child can't apply to, it will not show up in your account as an option.
  • When the application period is closed, or when you are not logged in to your account, all middle schools in the city will appear as search options. If you are using this public view, be sure to check any program's Eligibility Information (see below) to see if your child can apply.

Before you begin exploring middle schools, it's helpful to learn about the options your child has and is eligible for. You can look up or search for middle school programs in the searchable online directory at MySchools.nyc(Open external link)

  • During the application period, when you're logged in to your MySchools account, you will have a directory experience personalized to your child. This means that your search will include as options only the middle school programs that they’re eligible to attend. If a program is one that your child can't apply to, it will not show up in your account as an option.
  • When the application period is closed, or when you are not logged in to your account, all middle schools in the city will appear as search options. If you are using this public view, be sure to check any program's Eligibility Information (see below) to see if your child can apply.

Eligibility Information

A program's eligibility tells you who can apply to it. For instance, if a program’s eligibility is “Open to students and residents of District 27,” this means that only students who live or attend public elementary schools in District 27 can apply. Students who live and attend schools in other districts are not eligible to apply to that program, and will not see or have it as an option on their application.

Middle school programs have different eligibility criteria:

  • District programs are open to students in the district where your family is zoned for middle school and, when different, in the district where your child goes to public elementary school. 
    • Some district programs are open only to students who live or go to school in that district.
    • Other district programs may be open to a smaller group of applicants. If a program’s eligibility is “Open to students who live in the zone,” this means it’s only open to applicants who live in the smaller geographic zone around a particular school (rather than the larger middle school district).
  • Boroughwide programs are open to all students in a particular borough.
    • Staten Island has only one district (District 31), therefore all students in Staten Island have boroughwide eligibility to all Staten Island middle schools.
    • All students in the Bronx have boroughwide eligibility to all Bronx middle schools, in all Bronx districts. This means:
      • All Bronx middle schools will appear as options for your child's middle school application.
      • All students who live or go to school in a Bronx district will have an admissions priority to attend middle schools in that district or districts.
      • If seats remain, applicants who live and go to school in other Bronx districts will then be considered for admission.
  • Citywide programs are open to all NYC students.

How To Apply

Most NYC students apply to middle school during their fifth grade year, or if different, their final year of elementary school. Families apply by submitting a middle school application. Additionally, some arts-based middle school programs hold auditions: more information about this will be available in January.

During the application period, you can access your child's personalized online application. When you're logged in to your MySchools account, you can see and explore every middle school program where they are eligible to apply. From these options, you can add up to 12 middle school programs to your child’s application. Add the programs that interest you and your child the most and rank them in your true order of preference in the application.

  • Consider adding the programs where your child has an admissions priority or guarantee, such as their zoned school(s) or continuing school. You do not have to place any of these programs as your first choice to keep your priority.
  • Make an appointment to talk to your child's school counselor. Discuss your child's middle school application choices and how you plan to rank them.
  • Use MySchools to explore your child's middle school options. Be sure to check the "Selection Criteria" section of each program's MySchools page to see if there are any additional admissions requirements, such as an audition.

During the application period, you can apply one of three ways:

You can apply in English, Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, or Urdu in MySchools(Open external link). If you would like to apply using another language, call us and ask for an interpreter.

Questions? We're here to help.

            

Important Information

Parent Resources

Please Click Below To Read About Resources Which May Be Available To You

 CEC12 Resource Packet April 28 2022.docx 

Affordable Connectivity Program 

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Together for Justice

Our schools are committed to being safe, welcoming, culturally responsive communities that support the social-emotional health of our students. Bigotry, bias, and bullying have no place. This means we must address violence and racism in our society, and help create discussion and dialogue about how it has impacted people in the past and continues to do so in the present. The following link  to the NYC DOE webpage offers resources for families to have those discussions, as assembled by experts at DOE. It also provides connections to mental health support—since these are difficult issues for all of us to experience and grapple with.   social justice

 

We’re delighted to announce the launch of Parent University, a collaboration between the Office of Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) and the Division of Instructional and Information Technology (DIIT)!

Parent University seeks to educate and empower all families from early childhood through adulthood, with free courses, resources, events, and activities. Parents can register for free trainings on a wide range of topics, including adult education, student social-emotional learning, and special education.

Visit Parent University today at parent.schools.nyc!

 

 

Helpful Parent Guide to Google Classrooms 

 2020ParentsGuidetoGoogleClassroom.pdf   SHOWS PARENTS HOW TO EASILY  GET STARTED WITH GOOGLE CLASSROOMS

 

Fun Activities

Spray Bottle Art: Nature Print

Materials:
  • flat nature objects (leaves, petals, etc.)
  • pebbles
  • paper
  • small spray bottles
  • liquid watercolors or food coloring
  • aprons
  • plastic trays

Procedure:

  1. First, collect a variety of leaves, grass, and flowers. (You will discover that flatter objects leave clearer prints.) Then lay them out in designs on the papers, weighting the objects down with small pebbles.
  2. Using spray bottles filled with food color, gently spray the paper. The key is not to drench the paper with paint!
  3. After the papers dry, remove the objects, revealing a beautiful nature print.