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    Discovery Program 2019

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    Last edited by shirleyzhao; 07-29-2019 at 09:56 PM.

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    SHS don't look at grades or attendance. Siblings, recommendations, etc. don't come into play.

    Note that is not the current requirements for Discovery. They are:

    To be eligible for the Discovery program, a specialized high schools applicant must:

    Be one or more of the following:
    1) a student from a low-income household, a student in temporary housing, or an English Language Learner who moved to NYC within the past four years; and
    2) Have scored within a certain range below the cutoff score on the SHSAT; and
    3) Attend a high-poverty school. A school is defined as high-poverty if it has an Economic Need Index (ENI) of at least 60%. You can see a school’s historical ENI by visiting the School Performance Dashboard(https://tools.nycenet.edu/dashboard ) and selecting the school from the list.

    They have not published the Discover cutoffs for 2019 (and the number rarely even comes up) only to say "right below the cutoff" which is meaningless. Anyway if you qualify they'll send notices after the offer letter deadlines (so you should still continue with your non-SHS offer) which mean it should be around mid-Apr
    Passionate tutor of Elementary School subjects specializing in NY state tests, and the specialized high/middle school tests (SHSAT, Hunter, TACHS/CHSEE, BCA, MS 54, Anderson...)

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    BTW, last year Discovery offers went out mid-May.
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    423 is not enough for Discovery. It’s way too low for all of the SHS and depending on what school you put first, that matters too. If you put Stuy first and you don’t have like a 500, don’t expect to be in discovery. Last year for SIT, it was around 470-475 for discovery and 525ish for shsat so take it as you will. It might be a little lower overall this year though because they need a lot more kids. Either way, I don’t think 423 is going to cut it but best of lucks to you!

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    What do you mean by, "It might be a little lower overall this year though because they need a lot more kids"? Also my first choice was Brooklyn Tech. I heard the score range for the discovery program last year was 469-481.
    Last edited by shirleyzhao; 03-22-2019 at 02:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirleyzhao View Post
    What do you mean by, "It might be a little lower overall this year though because they need a lot more kids"? Also my first choice was Brooklyn Tech. I heard the score range for the discovery program last year was 469-481.
    Last year, they accepted like >200ish kids for the program across all 8 schools but this year, 1/3 or something like that of the seats are reserved for discovery. They would need to lower the cutoff so a lot more kids can qualify for it. But then again, I’m not sure how they choose the kids because I’m speculating it’s based on some lottery because it’s nearly impossible how little kids qualified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fufu_ice View Post
    423 is not enough for Discovery. It’s way too low for all of the SHS and depending on what school you put first, that matters too. If you put Stuy first and you don’t have like a 500, don’t expect to be in discovery. Last year for SIT, it was around 470-475 for discovery and 525ish for shsat so take it as you will. It might be a little lower overall this year though because they need a lot more kids. Either way, I don’t think 423 is going to cut it but best of lucks to you!
    Hey fufu I have a question, I ranked my schools 1. Stuy 2. Brooklyn tech 3. Brooklyn Latin, my cutoff was 469 and I go to a high poverty school and I heard 469-471 was qualified for Latin discovery. So here’s my question Since all students get free lunch no matter what your income is, my parents have high income so if I qualify for 2/3 of the requirements can they still take me? I decided to reply to you because I’ve seen you on the previous 2018 discovery threads so yea hope you reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by siambhuiyan14 View Post
    Hey fufu I have a question, I ranked my schools 1. Stuy 2. Brooklyn tech 3. Brooklyn Latin, my cutoff was 469 and I go to a high poverty school and I heard 469-471 was qualified for Latin discovery. So here’s my question Since all students get free lunch no matter what your income is, my parents have high income so if I qualify for 2/3 of the requirements can they still take me? I decided to reply to you because I’ve seen you on the previous 2018 discovery threads so yea hope you reply
    To be completely honest, I don’t think you qualify if you meet only 2/3 of the requirements. The point of the program, or as they say, is to cater to low income families and the “disadvantaged.”

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    Discovery is for disadvantaged students so as you have high income unless you are an English Language Learner only recently in NYC you don't qualify.
    Passionate tutor of Elementary School subjects specializing in NY state tests, and the specialized high/middle school tests (SHSAT, Hunter, TACHS/CHSEE, BCA, MS 54, Anderson...)

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    can i make it in

    Quote Originally Posted by fufu_ice View Post
    423 is not enough for Discovery. Itís way too low for all of the SHS and depending on what school you put first, that matters too. If you put Stuy first and you donít have like a 500, donít expect to be in discovery. Last year for SIT, it was around 470-475 for discovery and 525ish for shsat so take it as you will. It might be a little lower overall this year though because they need a lot more kids. Either way, I donít think 423 is going to cut it but best of lucks to you!
    can i make it in by any chance i got a 465 i was literally 2 or 3 questions away from tech

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