Welcome to Try4Stuy
If you are a NYC middle school student, you have a unique opportunity that those who live outside the 5 boroughs wish they had. In addition to private or neighborhood high schools, you can also apply to 9 specialized public high schools, including Stuyvesant, one of the most sought-after high schools in the country. To try for Stuy, you need to sign up in advance to take the Specialized High School Admissions Test, select Stuy as your #1 SHSAT choice, and then you must score in the top 3% on the test. Are you interested?
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What a difference a year can make!

Exactly one year ago, this year’s entering Stuyvesant freshmen faced the application process and the SHSAT- just as you do now. Now they’re among Stuyvesant’s exceptional 3,300 member student body of 2013-2014, crossing the Bridge every day, to enter a world unlike any other.

Welcome Stuy students! Welcome Stuy hopefuls!
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Stuyvesant Open House
Wednesday, October 9, 5 to 7 pm for families that reside in Manhattan and Brooklyn
Thursday, October 10, 5 to 7 pm for families that reside in Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx.

Information sessions and tours will be repeated throughout the event.
No pre-registration is required.

For information about applying to the specialized high schools and taking the SHSAT, Specialized High School Admissions Test, see your guidance counselor ASAP.

Check out the 2013-2014 Specialized High Schools Student Handbook
http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/D6C63FDF-7A92-41DE-B42C-719634D9172C/0/SHSAT_StHndbk_20132014.pdf

New 2013-2014 DOE Calendar is posted at:
http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/High/Calendar/default.htm

 

 

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WHY STUY?

Stuyvesant H.S. is seen as a model of academic success by the best schools around the world, and Stuy is certainly among the top public and private schools in the U.S.

For course listings and sports teams go to: stuy.enschool.org

DO YOU LIKE CHALLENGES?
DO YOU THRIVE IN COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENTS?
DO YOU STICK WITH A PROJECT UNTIL IT WORKS?

THEN CONSIDER THE STUY EXPERIENCE.
THERE’S NOTHING LIKE IT
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If you take the SHSAT and qualify for Stuy’s entering freshman class, you can look forward to 4 years of classes with 3,300 of NYC’s best and brightest high school students. They’ll challenge you, you’ll challenge them, and you will learn from each other, as well as from Stuy’s amazing teachers. You’ll get to choose from an extensive offering of accelerated, honors, AP, and elective classes, plus extra-curriculars worthy of a private school: more than 100 clubs & pubs, plus 37 sports teams, Student Union, and SING! And you will graduate with an education equal to the best anywhere, well-prepared for success at the top colleges in the U.S. and the world.

Q. IS STUY RIGHT FOR YOU? You aren’t just any student, are you?
Well, Stuy isn’t just any high school. It’s one of the NYC DOE’s 8
SHSAT, Specialized High School Admissions Test, schools. Stuy
students are serious about school, so you will need to be equally committed in order to do well. Stuy is a competitive environment. The work is challenging, requiring a commitment, not only from you, but from your family as well. But it’s worth it because Stuy will change your life.

Q. IS TEST PREP FOR THE SHSAT NECESSARY? A high score on the
SHSAT is necessary in order to be admitted to Stuyvesant. Families
who consider Stuyvesant essential for academic success often view
the cost of test prep a worthwhile investment to ensure a qualifying score.
Many students begin test prep well in advance of the test. Other students take the SHSAT and do well with little or no prep at all. So, whether or not to sign
up for SHSAT test prep is a personal choice. Ask your teachers and
guidance counselor for their recommendations. Also ask them for information
about available, affordable test prep, and try the sample practice tests in the DOE Student Handbook.

Q. SO, HOW DO I APPLY TO STUY?
Don’t wait, whether you're in 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th grade; it's not too soon. Speak with your guidance counselor now so s/he knows you are planning to take the SHSAT. Ask for his/her advice. Ask about prep. Practice. Read.

All 8th graders are eligible to take the SHSAT as long as they are
NYC residents.
Test prep helps. Practice tests also help. And if Stuy
is the one you want, be sure to select it as your #1 SHSAT choice.

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START BY VISITING THE DOE WEBSITE:
http://schools.nyc.gov/Accountability/resources/testing/SHSAT.htm

New 2013-2014 DOE Calendar is posted at:
http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/High/Calendar/default.htm

New 2013-2014 Handbook is available at:
http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/High/Publications/default.htm

TO ALL 4th, 5th, 6th, AND 7th GRADERS LIVING IN NYC:
If you are thinking of applying to Stuyvesant or any of the other
specialized SHSAT high schools
: Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech, Brooklyn Latin, HS for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering at City College, HS of American Studies at Lehman College, Queens HS for the Sciences at York College, or Staten Island Tech, it's never too soon to speak to your guidance counselor. Do it ASAP. Since admission to an SHSAT high school is based upon achieving a qualifying score on the Specialized High School Admissions Test administered in the fall of 8th grade, ask your counselor about available prep programs designed to help familiarize you with the SHSAT. Also ask about other affordable SHSAT prep programs. And check out SHSAT prep books at the library or any major bookstore. Don’t wait until September of 8th grade to do this. Many 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders have been prepping for years. So, if you're serious about Stuy, start now.

Stuy is worth the effort.

Also, ask your guidance counselor about the DOE’s Specialized High Schools Institute Dream Program. For on-line information go to: http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/SHSI/default.htm

THE SHSAT: SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS TEST
Admission to NYC’s specialized high schools is limited to NYC residents who
achieve a qualifying score on the SHSAT... with the exception of LaGuardia H.S.

For information go to: Yearly Testing at:
http://schools.nyc.gov/Accountability/resources/testing/SHSAT.htm


You can also download the Specialized High Schools Student Handbook,
which contains the relevant information you will need, at this site:
http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/High/Publications/default.htm

CHECK ON-LINE FOR THE CALENDAR OF IMPORTANT DATES
http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/High/Calendar/default.htm
Just remember: Dates change over the course of the application process, so you
need to check this calendar frequently. Also, sign up for all email updates.

Questions? Call the DOE @ (718) 935-2399............. (site updated 9.9.13)

Admission to NYC’s specialized high schools is open to all 8th and 9th graders who live within the five boroughs and achieve a qualifying score on the SHSAT (with the exception of LaGuardia H.S.)

If you didn’t take the Specialized High School Admissions Test, SHSAT, in 8th grade, but you’d like to take it in 9th grade for admission to Stuy or another SHSAT school in 10th grade, you may get a second chance. It’s important that you meet with your guidance counselor at your new high school ASAP, now.

Ask your counselor about test prep and practice tests.

You took the SHSAT in 8th grade? Do you know you can take it again in 9th?
If you took the 2012 SHSAT but just missed qualifying for your “must-go-to” school, and you are committed to trying again for admission to 10th grade, speak with your guidance counselor ASAP. Determined students who did this tell us they used this time before the fall SHSAT for practice and/or test prep. Be sure to follow up with your new guidance counselor now.

Make Stuy your #1 choice. It will change your life.
Contact Stuy's Parent Coordinator, Harvey Blumm, @ (212) 312 4926 - or via email at: hblumm@schools.nyc.gov
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