2018 Middle School Family Presentation
Application due online December 3, 2018
Fall- Attend open houses and middle school fairs. Contact schools directly to learn when to visit.
Late October- Access your child’s personalized middle school application in MySchools. MySchools is both an online directory and your child’s personalized application. It will include as options every middle school that your child is eligible to attend.
December 3- Apply to middle school by December 3, 2018. Add up to 12 programs to the application and place them in your true order of preference
April- 1 offer-Get your child’s middle school offer
May- Appeals Round – Only for seats that remain after the main round.
Need help? If you still need help after reading this, please talk to Ms. Garcia, our School Counselor, or Ms. Hendrickson, our Parent Coordinator, Call us at 718-935-2009 or visit a Family Welcome Center.
If you see anything on your application that is inaccurate, contact your child’s current elementary school as soon as possible.
***Add up to 12 program choices to your child’s application. If a school has multiple programs, you may apply to more than one program at that school. If you do not get an offer to a program from your application, you will be matched to a program with availability in your district.
1. How do I apply?
Complete your child’s middle school application online at myschools.nyc. Create an account with your personal email addresses. To add a student to your account, you will need: Student ID (OSIS),
Account Creation Code (invitation letters mailed home; also can be received at current school).
The online application will be mobile device friendly, and available in nine languages* translated by the NYCDOE (Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Urdu)
2. Access and review your child’s application
When you access the application, be sure to review all information about your child: Make sure all personal information, including your child’s address, is correct. Make sure your child’s academic record is accurate.
3. What schools can I apply to?
When you log into MySchools, you will have a personalized list of schools to choose from. All the DOE public schools that your child can apply to will be included:
district schools in both districts.
4. Choose schools for your child’s application
Explore your middle school options in MySchools and add programs to your application.
How do you choose where to apply?
Consider the following:
5. Complete your child's application
Add up to 12 program choices to your child’s application. If a school has multiple programs, you may apply to one program, or more than one program at that school. Be sure to place them into your true order of preference, with your favorite program as #1.
After adding your favorite programs, consider adding more choices to your application.
Rank programs you’d prefer to your zoned school ahead of your zoned or continuing school.
Remember, As part of a district-wide plan to increase middle school diversity, all District 15 middle schools will now:
At some schools, students are considered in groups. All students in the first priority group will be considered first. If seats are available, students in the second priority group will be considered next, and so on. Priority to students and residents of the District- This means that all students who live or go to school in the District that list this program on their application will be considered before other Brooklyn students who list this program on their application. Then to students and residents of Brooklyn.
Admissions Methods- An admissions method is the way a school program considers and matches the applicants. For schools outside District 15, please look at each school to become familiar with their admissions method. For most up-to-date information, please contact middle schools directly.
Zoned- Based on address.
Open-Students will be chosen by a random selection.
Limited Unscreened- students will move into a higher priority group by signing in at a school event.
Screened- School ranks students based on fourth-grade attendance, state tests, and grades. Additional requirements may exist.
Screened for Language- Based on students’ English language skills.
Composite Score- Admitted based on a score that’s calculated using fourth grade report cards, state ELA and math exams, attendance, and behavior.
Programs with Screened, Screened Language, or Composite Score use specific criteria to admit students.
6. How do students get middle school offers?
Students get matched to middle schools based on the choices on the application, programs you include in your child’s application and the order in which they are placed.
Admissions Priorities are the order in which groups of applicants are considered.
Schools admissions methods
Number of seats available for applicants
At some schools, students are considered in groups. All students in the first priority group will be considered first. If seats are available, students in the second priority group will be considered next, and so on.
Priority to students and residents of the District- This means that all students who live or go to school in the District that list this program on their application will be considered before other Brooklyn students who list this program on their application. Then to students and residents of Brooklyn.