Specialized HS Information

Specialized High Schools Information Page

The eight testing Specialized High Schools: Any 8th grade or first-time 9th grade student (who lives in NYC) can participate in admissions for any/all of these schools by registering for and then taking the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT).  The registration deadline is January 15, 2021.  Late registration ends January 28, 2021.  During SHSAT registration, families will indicate the student's Specialized High Schools preference order in MYSchools. Families can list up to all 8 testing Specialized High Schools in preference order, starting with their top choice as #1.  Families will no longer submit choices on their SHSAT answer sheet.  

Any 8th grade or first-time 9th grade student (who lives in NYC) can apply to any/all of the programs at LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts by registering to audition and then submitting audition materials online. Please note that the SHSAT is not used for admission to LaGuardia High School. Register to audition by February 23rd.  

 Families can log into MySchools to register their child for LaGuardia High School auditions.  When they do, they will indicate which programs their child will audition for.  Students can audition for one or up to all six of the programs at LaGuardia High School.

Open Houses

School Location Date Time
The Bronx HS of Science 75 West 205 Street, Bronx, NY; sign-up at bxscience.edu    
The Brooklyn Latin School 223 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY; brooklynlatin.org     
Brooklyn Technical HS 29 Fort Green Place, Brooklyn; bths.edu    
HS for Math, Science, and Engineering Great Hall, The City College of NY, 240 Convent Ave, NY, NY; hsmse.org     
HS of American Studies at Lehman College Lehman College Perf. Arts Center, 2925 Goulden Avenu, Bronx, NY    
Queens HS for the Sciences at York College York College Center for the Perf. Arts, 94-20 Guy R Brewer Blvd. Jamaica, NY; qhss.org    
Staten Island Technical High School

485 Clawson Street, Staten Island, NY

You MUST register to attend at www.siths.org

Stuyvesant High School  345 Chambers Street, NY, NY; stuy.edu    

Fiorello H. LaGuardia HS of Music & Arts

and Performing Arts

100 Amsterdam Avenue, NY NY

*Auditions for Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Fine Arts, Technical Theater, Vocal Music; laguardiahs.org



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