upper grade admissions

Thank you for your interest in the Upper Grades at NEST+m, a citywide Gifted & Talented program.  As NEST+m is a screened school, prospective students must take our Entrance Exam in order to be considered for admission.

Enrollment Weighting 2016-17

NEST+m

Entrance Exam

Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts Standardized Test Scores:

Math

Student Course Grades Attendance and Punctuality
60% 10% 10% 15% 5%

Selection Criteria – The selection criteria ranges identified below may be adjusted based on the applicant pool.

  • Course Grades: English (85-100), Math (85-100), Social Studies (85-100), Science (85-100)
  • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (3.0-4.5), Math (3.0-4.5)
  • Attendance and Punctuality

ORIENTATION FOR INCOMING 9TH AND 10TH GRADE STUDENTS / FAMILIES

Congratulations on your acceptance to NEST+m for the 2017-18 School Year! We are so excited to welcome you into our school community.

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.

To best support your transition to NEST+m we will be holding our Orientation Day for incoming students / families on June 5th, 2017 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm in our school auditorium.

It is essential that both our incoming students and parents / guardians are in attendance at this important event.

Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/Z716K0UO5N6SKwIl1

SPECIAL ORIENTATION FOR FAMILIES OF INCOMING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (GRADES 6-12)

In addition to the grade specific orientation, we will be hosting a Special Orientation for Families of Incoming Students with Disabilities (Grades 6-12). This is an opportunity to learn about the specifics of NEST+m’s Special Education Programming, including ICT, SETSS, 504s, IEPs and Related Services. We will be holding this additional Orientation Day for incoming students with disabilities and their families on June 1st, 2017 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm in our school auditorium.

 

UPPER GRADES OPEN HOUSE FOR CURRENT NEST+m 7TH GRADE STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

We are pleased to announce a special Upper Grades Open House for current NEST+m 7th Grade students and their families on May 31st from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in our auditorium.

The evening will include a sneak preview of the High School Articulation process and presentations about the academic, social and athletic programs that make our Upper Grades special.