The DOE is engaging with parents, school leaders, students, and other stakeholders to collect ideas and perspectives on admissions for fall 2021. All parents and students are invited to join virtual borough-based meetings with Executive Superintendents:
Due to COVID-19, some factors that middle and high schools consider in admissions decisions, such as state test scores, attendance, and end-of-year grades, are not available. The admissions process for middle and high schools for the 2020–21 school year has to adapt to account for the absence of this information, which schools use in ranking prospective students.
- Bronx with Executive Superintendent Ross Porter on Wednesday May 27th (6pm-8pm)
- Queens with Executive Superintendents Muñiz-Sarduy and Spencer on Thursday May 28th (6pm-8pm)
- Staten Island with Executive Superintendent Lodico on Friday May 29th (6pm-8pm)
- Manhattan with Executive Superintendent Rosales on Monday June 1st (6pm-8pm)
- Brooklyn with Executive Superintendents Watts and Freeman on Tuesday June 2nd (6pm-8pm)
We'll be updating this page with details on how to participate: check back again soon!
Additionally, the DOE is hearing from parent leaders across the city through meetings with the Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Council, CEC presidents, Presidents’ councils, and other parent advocacy groups.
Messages to Families
May 21, 2020
The following message from the Chancellor provides information on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on DOE admissions for fall 2021, inviting families to engage with us through virtual events. You can read this message without leaving this page or download it as a PDF in your language: translations are coming soon!