• CCHS Calendar and Business Meeting

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM 

    Tweed Courthouse 52 Chambers Street, 2nd Fl Conference Room NY, NY 10007

    Citywide Council on High Schools

CCHS Vacancies: 2 Bronx Representatives and 1 Staten Island Representative

Public High School Parents/Guardians: 

Make Your Concerns Heard! Be A Part Of The Solution And Be Part Of A Team To Make Positive Changes In ALL NYC Public High Schools

 We currently need to fill two vacancies for parents/guardians with students in the Bronx and  one vacancy in Staten Island  for the High Schools   

 Citywide Council On High Schools / Service Term 2016 - 2017

Questions: Contact CCHS Office Email: / Phone: 718-752-7478 Applications / Information LINK:

Email / Fax Application to FACE: Ayesha George Office (212) 374-2428 / Fax (212) 374-0076 52 Chambers St, Room 219 New York, NY 10007

High Schools Admissions 2016

High Schools Admissions 2016


High School

As the school year comes to a close, the Office of Student Enrollment welcomes all rising eighth grade students to High School Admissions! 

New York City has more than 400 high schools and over 700 programs. 8th grade or first time 9th grade students and families in New York City complete a single High School application for up to 12 high-school programs and can participate in a separate process for Specialized High Schools. In addition, New York City’s charter schools give families additional public school options. Students new to NYC should visit can find out more information on New Students.

Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities may apply to all programs listed in the New York City High School Directory, subject to the same admissions requirements as their peers. Students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) that recommend a specialized District 75 program or New York State Approved non-public school program are placed through a separate process. However, these students may submit a high school application if their IEP for the following school year recommends programs and/or services in a community school. Read more

1. Understand Admissions

Watch the High School Admissions Video

2017 High School Directory

Specialized High Schools

Other Resources

2016 Citywide High School Fair and 2016 Borough High School Fairs


Citywide High School Fair

Meet with representatives from different schools on the same day, in the same place.



 Brooklyn Technical High School
 29 Fort Greene Place, 11217

 Saturday, September 24, 2016 / Sunday, September 25, 2016 Both Days: 10am–3pm

Family Workshops at the Citywide High School Fair




Introduction to High School Admissions

Learn how to find NYC high schools that fit your needs and get important tips on developing your High School Application.


Auditioning for Arts Schools and Programs

Learn about the unique audition and portfolio processes for arts high schools and programs in dance, music, theater, visual arts, and film/media.


Borough High School Fairs

Learn more about schools and programs in your borough—ask school staff questions to help you find schools for your application.





 DeWitt Clinton Educational Campus
 100 West Mosholu Parkway, 10468                                      

 Saturday, October 15, 2016 11am–3pm
 Sunday, October 16, 2016 11am–3pm


 Sunset Park High School
 153 35th Street, 11232

 Saturday, October 15, 2016 11am–3pm
 Sunday, October 16, 2016 11am–3pm 


 Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus
 122 Amsterdam Avenue, 10023

 Saturday, October 15, 2016 11am–3pm
 Sunday, October 16, 2016 11am–3pm


 Francis Lewis High School
 58-20 Utopia Parkway, 11365

 Saturday, October 15, 2016 11am–3pm
 Sunday, October 16, 2016 11am–3pm

 Staten Island

 Port Richmond High School
 85 St. Josephs Avenue, 10302

 Saturday, October 15, 2016 11am–3pm
 Sunday, October 16, 2016 11am–3pm


Summer homework: Start your high school search now (


Summer homework: Start your high school search now

by Insideschools staff


The first few months of 8th grade can be a hectic time for kids and parents. It’s easy to lose track of all you have to do for high school admissions. Our advice to rising 8th-graders and families: Don’t wait until September to start your high school search.

Summer is a great time to start researching and compiling a list of schools you want to apply to in the fall. Check out our written and video guides on applying to high school. Use Find a NYC Public School to search among the city’s 400+ high schools for ones that may be a good fit for you.

Didn’t make it to one of the Department of Education's high school admissions workshops held in July?  Don’t worry. You can find a recap of the July sessions here, and there will be more opportunities for 8th-graders to learn about high schools in the fall at open houses and at the city- and borough-wide high school fairs.

To help you get started, we compiled some useful information and advice into a handy packet for you to review this summer. Read and print it out here or click on the link below to download. It includes tips on how to get yourself organized, answers to frequently asked questions about the specialized high schools and our action plan, a step-by-step checklist to help you stay on top of everything you need to do between now and the high school application deadline in early December.


Programs for High School Students

Summer Programs Summer is the perfect time to jump-start your education, your career, and even your leisure-time activities at The City University  of New York.  CUNY’s colleges offer thousands of courses with schedules that accommodate your summertime plans. Jump-start your education or career this summer with CUNY Summer in the City.

College Now Summer Programs 2016 College Now summer programs are open to all NYC public high school students, You should contact the program you wish to apply to directly for specific information about requirements and how to apply. You can find program contact information at the bottom of each page.

College Corner

NYC COLLEGELINE-Resources for College and Educational Programs/Workshops

INSIDESCHOOLS-Resources for Information about New York City Schools Pre-K to 12 Grade: Public and Charter

Partnership For Afterschool Programs

May 13-  CUNY NOW is hosting it's 7th Annual Urban Male Conference. The event takes place from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at Borough of Manhattan Community College for 9th - 12th graders in New York City DOE schools.

THEME: S.T.E.M.: Supporting Tomorrow's Empowered Males  Students register link:

Scheduled Workshops

  • Show Me The Money: The Earning Power of a College Degree
  • Selling Yourself v. Selling Out
  • Financing Your Education: Finding Easy Ways To Pay for School
  • Technically Speaking: STEM Careers Also: Bottom Line, CUNYAC, Posse, TRIO, BMI, and more!





Other Information

Parent-Teacher Conference Dates 2016-2017
Translations available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu
This memorandum includes the schedule of citywide Parent-Teacher Conferences for the 2016-17 school year. Additionally, you can find information about Open-School Week, and the guidelines around the Chancellor's initiative to promote family engagement.

  September* November March May*
  Evening  Evening  Afternoon Evening  Afternoon Evening 
Elementary School 22-Sep 2-Nov 3-Nov 8-Mar 9-Mar 17-May
Middle School 15-Sep 26-Oct 27-Oct 15-Mar 16-Mar 18-May
High School 28-Sep 17-Nov 18-Nov 23-Mar 24-Mar 3-May
D75 School Programs   16-Nov 15-Nov 6-Mar 7-Mar