PS/IS 686 | Brooklyn, NY

Key Dates & Resources for High School Admissions

Dear 7th Grade Families,

As you are preparing for the high school selection process, please be advised of the following important dates and resources:

Key Dates

Citywide High School Fair:

  • Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Sunday, September, 23, 2018
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017
  • Sunday, October 15, 2017

Specialized High Schools Admissions Test: For all 8th grade students

  • Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Sunday, October 21, 2018

Specialized High Schools Admissions Test: For 9th grade students, for eight and ninth grade students who are English Language Learners or Students with Disabilities who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or approved 504 plans, for make-up test requests.

  • Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Sunday, November 18, 2018

High School Application Deadline: Friday, December 3, 2018

High School Admissions Family Workshops

Introduction to High School Admissions: Learn how to build a balance application and find NYC high schools that fit your interest. There will be two, 60 minute workshops-come to either one! For more information regarding location and time please click on the link below.

Register online to secure your seat:

Specialized High Schools Admissions: Learn about the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) and LaGuardia High School auditions, and speak to representatives from the specialized high schools.

Specialized High Schools Workshops in Queens and Manhattan: 4:15pm, 5pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm

Arts Auditions Workshops in Manhattan Only: 
4:30pm, 5:15pm, 6pm

At the Manhattan workshop, you can also get to know the performing and visual arts schools in the District 2 Performing Arts Consortium. For more information regarding location and time please register below.

Register online to secure your seat: 

Key Resources

NYC School Finder:  Explore 12 choices for your high school application on your mobile device or desktop. Find high schools based on what your are interests are, where you live, and more!

High School Admissions Website:  Get the latest updates, additional resources, and dates for high school admissions events.

High School Admissions Email List:  Sign up for the high school admissions email list to get admissions tips and key date reminders.

Specialized High Schools Website:  Get more information about the nine Specialized High Schools and get the Specialized High Schools Student Handbook.

Specialized High Schools Email list:  Sign up for the Specialized High Schools email list to get admissions tips and key date reminders.

Office of Student Enrollment: Call or write anytime if you have questions about High School Admissions at 718-935-2399 or

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

All the Best,