High School Resource Center

Ms. Ortiz, School Counselor

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 ext. 3082 for any questions, resources, or meetings on High School.

High School Application Timeline (Updated 04/12/22)

  • Congratulations 8th graders on submitting your high school application! There is nothing else that you need to do at this moment. Information about when offers will be available is listed below.

  • High School Offers: High School offers will be available in late May and waitlists will open; Waitlists close in late summer/early fall.

    • SHSAT Offers (Updated 04/12): If your child took the SHSAT, you can now get their results online at MySchools.nyc or from Ms.Ortiz; if you did not select “Just email me” in MySchools, you will also receive a results letter in the mail.

  • Current 7th Graders: Interested in auditioning to art schools next year? Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp is a free, two-week arts program for New York City Department of Education public school students entering grade 8 in September 2022. Details on how to apply. The deadline has been extended to May 22nd.

  • Current 7th Graders: HPCMS Alumni High School Student Panel/ HS Process Info Session: Interested in learning more about next year`s high school process? Check out these slides, a recording of the Alumni High School Student Panel video. and the High School Admissions Information video.


    • Attend open houses virtually or in person! Virtual houses are available above and is updated weekly

    • Visit schools.nyc.gov/High and schools.nyc.gov/SHS to get the latest information and watch our video series to learn how to participate in high school admissions.

    • Explore high school program options in the MySchools.nyc high school directory. You don’t need to log in or create an account to use the online directory!

    • Explore schools by also visiting the HS Program of Interest Guide! Schools listed in this guide are schools that we always recommend to families!

    • You can access the DOE HS Admissions One-Pagers in this linked folder.

    • Sign up for email updates on High School Admissions: schools.nyc.gov/SignUp