High School Resource Center

Ms. Ortiz, School Counselor

Fall 2021 HS Admissions Presentation

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.

High School Application Timeline

High School Admissions (Updated 12/03)

  • HPCMS Alumni High School Student Panel/ HS Process Info Session: Missed the high school admission information session? Check out the slides here above, a 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.

  • SHSAT Make Up: Good news! If you missed the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) or if you didn’t register before the deadline, you can still request a make-up test! Please note that if you have already taken the SHSAT this year, you cannot take it again.

    • If you want to register, reach out to Ms.Ortiz or a Family Welcome Center by December 8, 2021.

    • Already registered for a make-up test? We will continue to notify students and schools when test tickets are ready to print from MySchools. Each student’s ticket includes information about their test date and location; learn more at schools.nyc.gov/SHS.

    • Already took the test? You’re all set—there’s nothing else you need to do now. We will notify families and schools when results will be available in spring 2022.

  • 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.


    • Attend open houses virtually or in person!

    • 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.

    • For in-depth information, read last year's digital High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide. Please note that some resources and information will be updated this fall to reflect any changes for 2022 admissions.

    • Start exploring 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!

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