High School Process

HPCMS High School Resource Center

Welcome to the HPCMS High School Resource Center. We are committed to extending our core values to prepare students for their future in high school and beyond, and look forward to finding a great fit for every student’s strengths and interests among the DOE High School options. Scroll to the bottom to find out how to begin the process and find important links for researching the process.

Students, families, and advisors will be encouraged to review this page regularly to make sure you are on track. Please contact your child's advisor or Ms. Melody Ortiz, at mortiz@hunterspointcms.org and 718.609.3300 for any questions, resources, or meetings on High School.

Fall 2021 HS Admissions Presentation

High School Application Timeline

High School Admissions (Updated 10/20)

  • HPCMS Alumni High School Student Panel/ HS Process Info Session: Missed the high school admission information session? Check out the slides here and recording of the Alumni High School Student Panel video and the High School Admissions Information video.

  • Welcome Letters: Welcome letters are available and were emailed to families on 10/15. Letters were also mailed to families. If you are connected to your MySchools account from middle school admissions then you will automatically see the HS Application and SHSAT registration on your dashboard. Email Ms.Ortiz if you have any questions about the email associated with your account.

  • Registration for the SHSAT is open for families now! Families are able to register their child in the family-facing MySchools site (myschools.nyc) and school staff will be able to register students. Like last year, families will indicate each child’s preference order for the testing Specialized High Schools when they submit their SHSAT registration in MySchools. The deadline to register for the SHSAT is November 15, 2021.

  • SHSAT Test Dates and Locations: Registered 8th grade students who attend a public DOE middle school will test at their current school during the school day on Thursday, December 2.

  • STAY TUNED! MORE UPDATES ARE COMING SOON, INCLUDING: When to submit your high school application, the way to apply to most of the city’s 700+ program options. When and how to register for programs at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, NYC’s audition Specialized High School, which uses a separate admissions process.How to audition for arts programs at high schools across the city, including LaGuardia.