Presentation on theme: "From Middle School to High School For Our Dear 8th Graders."— Presentation transcript:
From Middle School to High School For Our Dear 8th Graders
The High School Application Process : 2011 – 2012 ? ?
Factors to consider as you select high school programs I. School location and travel time II. Priority requirements III. Type of School IV. Selection methods for admission V. School Size
I. Location & Travel LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Where is the high school located? How far is the school from your house ? How I will get there? Are you willing to travel that distance, 5 days a week for 4 years? Remember, school begins EARLY
Is the program open city-wide, borough wide. Is there a priority for admission? Can I remain in my current school? WAGNER! II. Priority requirements
III. Types of Schools Specialized High Schools. LaGuardia High School. Performing/Visual Arts HS Audition & “Other” High Schools.
IV. Selection Method Program Types Screened: Students ranked based on grades, test scores, attendance and in some cases other criteria Audition: Students ranked based on audition, grades, test scores and attendance Educational Option (Ed. Opt.): Half of students match randomly, the other half are matched from among candidates ranked by the school Limited Unscreened: Priority to students who attend an Information Session or Open House Zoned: Priority to students who live in the geographic zone of the high school
High schools review grade 7 records: Final report card marks Standardized Test Scores Attendance and Punctuality Grade 7 academic record is evaluated!
V. School Size Small or large school? Factors to consider about school size Safety, Safety & Safety Everybody knows your name or One of the many Lost in a crowd or One of the family Help yourself or How can we help?
Application Tips Applications Due Date : December 2, ( the Turkey will remind you ) List your choices in the order of your preference. List only those programs and schools that you will accept if matched. Discuss your application with your counselor.
1300 students willing to take your seat WAGNER: Difficult to get in … proud to remain You trusted us with in 6 th grade… Let’s make it to the 12 th ! Extending our family to a higher level: Wagner High School