New Specialized High School Info 2021

Dear families,

This is most updated information regarding admissions to the Specialized High Schools:

Specialized High Schools:

·       Registration for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) and LaGuardia High School auditions will open on December 21. Starting this year, families will indicate their Specialized High School preference order at the time of registration. 

·       The deadline for families to register for the SHSAT is January 15, 2021.  

·       The SHSAT will be administered starting on January 27, 2021 to 8th grade public school students. Exact test dates and other details are forthcoming. Please see below for information on auditions, including auditions for LaGuardia High School.

Families can use MySchools ( to explore schools, register for the SHSAT and LaGuardia High School auditions, and submit their high school application with 12 program choices in preference order. Families can also submit their registration and application through their current school counselor or through the Family Welcome Center. Instructions for school staff are in the MySchools Guide for School Counselors