8th Grade Information
Welcome, BELL Academy Class of 2023!
For high school application information, please click to visit Ms. Johnson's webpage.
Information on individual High Schools can be found in your MySchools account.
October 6, 2022 – SHSAT registration opened. This means at this time you can sign your child up to take the exam.
October 12, 2022 – HS Application and LaGuardia registration has opened
October 18, 2022 – If able to attend the live virtual events about applying to high school. At the live even, NYC High School Enrollment will walk you through the high school admissions process. At that time they will cover how to use MySchools to build a balanced application, and when and how to apply. They will also talk about Specialized High Schools. After the presentation, they will respond to questions. If you were unable to attend the workshop I hosted last week or need a refresher, I highly suggest attending as it will help support you in the articulation process.
October 31, 2022 – TACHS application must be emailed via Jupiter Ed or/to Ejohnson@thebellacademy.com. As shared previously I cannot accept screenshots of the application. Please fill out section a, save as a PDF by going to print and save as, then upload the document and email it to me rather Jupiter Ed or my email. If after attending open houses this past weekend you have changed your mind on raking of the schools, please fill out a new form by following the step shared above. A TACHS Applicant Record can be accessed here.
November 17, 2022 – SHSAT School testing for those choosing to take the exam
November 19 & 20 – SHSAT Weekend Testing for those choosing to take the exam
December 1, 2022 – High School Application and LaGuardia application deadline
December 11 & 17 - SHSAT Weekend Testing Part 2
March – High school offers released. You will get an email sent to you directly with offer(s). The only time your child gets multiple offers is if they take the SHSAT or LaGuardia and receive offers. If they are filling out only the traditional high school application then they will only receive one offer.
Specialized High School Information
- The application opens October 12. Read the DOE's High School page for more details.
- LaGuardia High School's application opens October 12. The school will hold virtual auditions. Check LaGuardia's website and the DOE's High School Auditions page for updates.
- LaGuardia High School's open houses will be held on Oct. 12 & 14 (in-person), and Oct. 25 (virtual Q&A). Adults must present ID & proof of vaccination to enter the school building.
- Attend a virtual high school admissions event on October 13 @ 6 pm; October 18 @ 3 pm. Check the DOE's website for full details (scroll down to "Join a Virtual Admissions Event").
- Register for the SHSAT by November 4.All students applying to the 8 test-based specialized high schools will need to register to take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT).
- There are new rules for applying to screened programs. Check the DOE's Screened Admissions page for details.
Submit your application by December 1.