Upper Grade Admissions
ADMISSIONS UPDATES FOR 2021-2022
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HOW TO APPLY TO NEST+m UPPER GRADES
Thank you for your interest in the Upper Grades at NEST+m!
At NEST+m, intellectualism, inclusivity, collaboration and exploration within and beyond our school community enable our students to lead lives filled with learning, discovery and purpose.
How to apply to NEST+m High School:
- The High School application is now closed. If you are new to NYC, please contact the Family Welcome Center for assistance.
- Fall 2021 results: students who receive offers from both regular and specialized high schools will have till June 25, 2021 to make their decisions.
- Speak to your school's Guidance Counselor about setting up your MySchools account.
- There is no admissions test, simply rank NEST+m as one of the 12 schools on your application.
- See our Admissions rubric below.
- There is no sibling priority for students applying to high school.
How to Apply
NEST+m is a citywide screened school. Speak to your guidance counselor or contact a Family Welcome Center to set up your MySchools account. ALL applicants MUST apply through this online portal. Please see our admissions rubric below. Do not send us any additional materials, as they cannot be considered as part of your application.
- Visit the NYC Department of Education website’s High School Enrollment page for more information.
- Watch this helpful video to learn how students get offers to screened schools and specialized high schools.
- Set up your MySchools account using the invitation code provided by your school’s Guidance Counselor or at the Family Welcome Center.
- See our NEST+m 2019 College acceptance and matriculation information.
If you have questions regarding Upper Grades Admissions, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADMISSIONS RUBRIC - 2021-2022
NEST+m 9th Grade Admissions Method – Screened:
- Average 6th Grade ELA / Math State Test Scores – 20%
- Average 6th Grade Final Grades – 40%
- Average 7th Grade Marking Period Grades – 40%
NEST+m 10th Grade Admissions Method - Screened:
- Average 7th Grade ELA / Math State Test Scores – 20%
- Average 7th Grade Final Grades – 40%
- Average 8th Grade Marking Period Grades – 40%
The same rubric is used for GenEd and SWD students.
You will receive your child’s Upper Grades offer from the Department of Education in your MySchools account sometime in the Spring. You will be able to log into your MySchools account to see the results, and you will receive a letter by mail. Visit the Department of Education’s High School Admissions webpage to learn more.
We will post Orientation information for admitted students on the Orientation webpage.
Students who live in Manhattan below 93rd st, and are in grades K-6, MAY be eligible for free yellow bus transportation.
There were also parent-organized (paid) bus routes for students in grades K-12 who live in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. These routes were suspended due to the pandemic. Once most students are back in person, these routes MIGHT be reinstated. Visit the Transportation webpage for more information.
It is too early to determine if either of these options are available for September 2021. We cannot respond to any transportation questions until mid-summer 2021. Please assume that you will need to make transportation arrangements for your child to travel back and forth to school.
All students who do not ride the public yellow bus will be issued a student Metrocard.