Upper Grade Admissions

Possible Admissions Changes for 2020-2021

We do not have information on NEST+m admissions rubric changes!

Update from the NYC DOE Office of Enrollment:

  • The high school application is not yet open and no longer closes on December 4, 2020. Families will have additional time to apply.

  • Registration for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) and LaGuardia High School auditions is not yet open, and no longer closed on October 21, 2020. Families will have additional time to register.

  • The dates and locations for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) and for LaGuardia High School auditions, as listed in the 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide, will also change.

  • Decisions regarding how the “Screened” and “Educational Option (Ed. Opt)” admissions methods will operate this school year are forthcoming, and will be shared with schools and families later this fall.

  • Schools are NOT to distribute MySchools account pin codes.

Families and staff can find the most up-to-date information about admissions and high schools online:

  • The searchable online high school directory in MySchools is updated with school information for 2021 admissions. Families and school staff can use this searchable directory in English and the nine DOE languages without logging into their MySchools account.
  • The 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide is available online, both digitally and as a PDF, at schools.nyc.gov/High. Everyone (including families, school staff, and DOE staff) can access these resources in English and the nine DOE languages.
  • Information about admissions for the Specialized High Schools is at schools.nyc.gov/SHS.
  • The new High School Admissions Video Series is now available, and more videos will be added soon: schools.nyc.gov/HSVideos

Thank you for your interest in the Upper Grades at NEST+m, a citywide Gifted & Talented program.

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.

The application process will begin in the fall for the following September. Open Houses for prospective families will be held in October and November. Dates and times will be posted here in early September.

How to Apply

NEST+m is a city-wide screened school and we follow the admissions rubric below:

Open Houses

Open House information will be posted in early September.