High School Admissions Resource Center

Welcome! At HPCMS, 8th grade advisors work closely with students and families to serve as the main partner and point of contact throughout the high school application process. See our timeline and resources below. Please also be sure to sign up for email updates on high school admissions from the DOE.

TIMELINE (Updated 10/6/23)

The high school application opens on MySchools. Students can view their screened programs priority group, register for the SHSAT and add programs to favorites. High schools have until this date to update their school profiles. Do not submit your application (list of 12 programs) at this time.

Family, child and advisor work hard to create a draft application on Google Docs (balanced list of 12 programs for serious consideration). Students prepare any additional materials required for screened or audition programs.

SHSAT Registration closes on MySchools (counselors can still register students after this date!)

DRAFT Application (list of 12 programs) are due to advisors in Google Classroom.

  SHSAT administered at HPCMS (students must register in advance on MySchools)

SLCs (student-led conferences) with family and advisors to finalize high school list on draft application, review any additional materials created by student for screened and audition schools, transfer list of 12 to MySchools application and submit if ready.

HPCMS staff will review submitted applications and reach out to any families that require additional attention.

The very last day to submit your High School Application on MySchools

Results come out via MySchools. Students can be matched with one school from their list of 12 or on rare occasion might match with a school not on their list. In addition, students can be matched with one SHSAT school if they took the SHSAT and one or more LaGuardia programs if they auditioned for LaGuardia.