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
March 2017 – NEST+m Round 2 Admissions Events
Wednesday, March 22:
Upper Grades Evening Open House: 5:30pm – 6:30pm (Auditorium). Open to students matched to NEST+m in the Round One Admission Process who have not yet visited the school. Also open to Round Two applicants who have not yet visited the school.
Please note, NEST+m only has seats available for students with disabilities in Round 2.
 
Saturday, March 25:
Round Two Entrance Exam Session – NEST+m only has seats available for entering 9th Grade students with disabilities. There are no open seats in round two for General Education students. All students must register via the link below and arrive with a Registration Ticket to be admitted.
IEP Documents may be faxed to the school at  212-260-8124 (Attention: Stephanie Glickman) or hand delivered in a sealed envelope on the day of the test.
Test begins at 9:00 am
Students with 1.5X finish at 11:15am
Students with 2.0X finish at 12:00pm
 
Entrance Exam Registration Link: