High School Admissions Newsletter – Volume 1

What You Should Be Doing Now:

Understand How the Public School Admissions Process Works:
The website Inside Schools has an informative series of videos explaining all of the different pieces of the high school admissions process.  You can watch them here.

Let Me Know If You Are Considering Private or Boarding Schools:
There’s a lot to do to apply to independent schools, and much of it has to be done individually.  I’m more than happy to help one-on-one if you let me know you’re interested.

Start Filling Out the Student Sponsor Partners (SSP) Application
SSP is an application and scholarship program for parochial schools in New York City.  Through SSP, students are paired with sponsors and mentors who offer financial support and one-to-one mentoring.  The application is available here and should be completed as soon as possible.
 High School Spotlight: Bedford Academy 

Bedford Academy is a small high school near the Bed Stuy YMCA that sends nearly 100% of its students to college every year, including Harvard, Brown, Cornell, Penn State, Temple, Howard, Sienna and Stonybrook.  Bedford Academy offers at least 8 Advanced Placement classes every year and has an academically demanding, tight-knit school community.

You can read the Inside Schools review of Bedford Academy here.
You can also learn more about the school by visiting its website.

 Upcoming Events:

September 3 – Registration for Bard High School Early College Assessment begins 

(note – students must have an 85+ average and a 3 or 4 on both state
exams to be eligible to apply to Bard)

To register, please go to: http://bhsec.bard.edu/admission/

September 11 – Registration for Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) begins

(Students must register and get a ticket from their middle school guidance


 September 18 – Bard High School Early College Manhattan Open House
                       525 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002  5:30PM – 7:30 PM
September 28 and 29 – Citywide High School Fair @ Brooklyn Tech
29 Ft. Green Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217 10AM – 3PM

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