NYC High School Application Guide
The NYC High School Application Guide, a free mobile app and website developed by the NYC High School Admissions Study, is live and has gained media coverage from a variety of news outlets! The Guide uses information about students’ interests, current middle school, and willingness to commute to provide a customized list of high school recommendations, with an emphasis on higher-performing schools that have a strong track record of graduating students in four years.
To get their personalized list, students answer six questions, entering their home address and interests in academics, sports, and extracurricular activities. The search algorithm considers students’ likelihood of admission, given geographic priorities and historic demand for the school, and focuses on schools with high graduation rates.
There are a variety of tools and resources available to help students navigate the admissions process but the NYC High School Application Guide is the only one designed specifically for student use and the only tool that offers personalized search results with this level of detail.