New Middle Schools Application Available This
Beginning this week, your child can apply to new middle schools
opening in your community for the 2014-2015 school year. These new middle
schools will be pre-populated on the New Middle Schools Application, which will
be distributed by your child's elementary school this week. Your child will also
receive directory pages providing information about each new school at this
How to Apply to New Middle Schools
If you are interested in having your child apply to a new middle
school, you should complete and return the New Middle Schools Application to
your child's elementary school by Wednesday, March 12,
New Middle Schools
The new schools
02M177 - Yorkville East Middle School
02M933 - City Knoll Middle School
04M072 - The Lexington Academy
06M209 - Hamilton Grange Middle School
14K084 - P.S./M.S. 84 Jose de Diego Magnet School of Visual Arts and
18K763 - Brooklyn Science and Engineering Academy
19K760 - Highland Park Community School
28Q332 - Redwood Middle School
30Q300 - 30th Avenue School
31R028 - Eagle Academy for Young Men of Staten Island
Please note: The following schools, previously under consideration
for September 2014, will not be opening:
04M964 - Central Park East
04M204 - Harlem River
New Schools Application vs. Main Round
The New Middle Schools Application is separate from the main round
application you completed in December 2013. If your child participates in the
new schools application process, and receives an offer, he or she will receive
that new school offer in May in the same letter with his or her offer from the
original application. Applicants will be able to choose between the new schools
offer and the main round offer. Every student is guaranteed a middle school
If you have any questions,
please email MS_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov or call 718-935-2398. Directory information, including translated
versions of the new schools directory pages, are available online.
Middle School Choice Calendar 2013-2014
Oct 2013 Directories distributed to families
Oct-Dec 2013 Open Houses at Middle Schools
Oct 8-17, 2013 Brooklyn District Middle School Fairs 5:30-7:30 pm District 20: IS259 Oct 10
District 21: IS228 Oct 8
Nov 2013 Middle School Applications dsitributed to families
Dec 2013 Deadline for families to return middle school applications
Dec-Feb 2014 Student interviews and testing at selected middle schools
Feb 2014 New Middle Schools application packets distributed to families
March 2014 New Middle School application deadline
May 2014 Decision letters distributed to families
June 2014 Appeal decision letters distributed to families
Middle School Applications – December 13 (Nov 14)
Principals will be notified in this week’s Principals’ Weekly that middle school applications will be available for pick-up beginning the week of November 18; enrollment offices will call schools when the applications are available. Schools should distribute the applications to students as soon as they receive them. Families must return completed middle school applications to elementary schools by December 13.
ELEMENTARY G&T FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR
G&T Kindergarten/1st Grades (6/16/14)
It's not too late to have your child tested for Gifted and Talented (G&T) program placement in the 2014-2015 school year!
We offer a round of summer testing for students entering Kindergarten or Grade 1 (birthdates in 2008 and 2009 only) who moved to New York City after the original Request for Testing deadline of November 8, 2013. You must be able to provide documentation of your current NYC address and relocation date.
If your child meets these criteria, you can request testing this summer. To register for testing, you must complete the Summer Request for Testing form and submit it in person to your local Enrollment Office by Friday, June 20, 2014. Testing will take place in early July and results will be available in August. At that time, eligible students will be invited to apply for available G&T seats.
For more information, please call 718-935-2009 or visit the G&T website.
Gifted & Talented Admissions: Score Report Delivery and Open Houses Update 3/28/14
Students who took the Gifted & Talented (G&T) assessment in the winter will receive score reports and eligibility letters in early April. Students who are eligible to participate in a G&T program will also receive an application form with a list of program options. Families must submit G&T applications by April 21. Many schools hosts open houses or tours for prospective families, this information will be available on the G&T homepage. For questions, email ES_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov.
Every year, the DOE determines the number of programs needed by each district based on the number of students who meet the eligibility requirements. Should your child be eligible for a NYC DOE G&T program, a complete list of sites available to your child will be included with the G&T application.
Please note: not all schools with G&T programs in 2013-2014 will have a G&T program next year, and some schools not listed may start new G&T classes in 2014-2015.
A complete list of programs available to your child will be included with the G&T application.