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  1. #11
    The only thing the DOE provides is the lowest cutoff for all the specialized schools, which was 472. Last year was 470. I did find this on the web (the minimum cutoff has gone up so I would assume that the cutoff for each school went up too):

    According to information provided by GRF test prep to its students, the cut-off numbers for 2009 were:

    Stuy 563
    HSAS@Lehman 512
    Bx Sci 511
    Queens Sci 502
    MSE@CCNY 498
    Bklyn Tech 485
    Staten Isl Tech 485
    Bklyn Latin 475

  2. #12
    The order of schools and their cutoff scores change because of the way students have ranked them on the applications. Placements are made by test score; eg. the student with the highest score gets placed in his/her first choice school (whatever that might be), the student with the second highest score gets his/her first choice. Placements are made in this fashion and as the schools fill up (most popular first) the score of the last student accepted is the cutoff. Some students prefer schools that just happen to be lower on the list. It doesn't mean that very high scoring students haven't been placed there, it just means (as in the case of Brooklyn Tech - the most seats to give away) they still have room as the schools at the top of the list fill up.
    ask me about brooklyn schools
    joyce szuflita http://www.nycschoolhelp.com/

  3. #13
    We were matched to a specialized school but not to a non-specialized. What does that mean? Is it too risky to decline the offer to the specialized school to see what we might be matched with in the main round?

  4. #14
    It is very risky. I would talk to the HS enrollment office. Keep in mind that the placements have already been made for the whole 8th grade class (most kids just haven't heard their placements yet) and your student was not given a placement. There is not extra preference given to the assignment of kids that place into the specialized HS other than hearing early.
    ask me about brooklyn schools
    joyce szuflita http://www.nycschoolhelp.com/

  5. #15
    Hello. My son applied to Specialized High Schools. The rest of his class got his results, but he didnt .Does this mean he is waitlisted for a school or no?

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by flandamanx97 View Post
    Hello. My son applied to Specialized High Schools. The rest of his class got his results, but he didnt .Does this mean he is waitlisted for a school or no?
    You should have received a letter by now telling you whether your son got into one of the specialized high schools or not. Double check with his school. If he didn't get in, from what I understand based on nycschoolhelp's comments, you'll be notified at the end of March whether your son was placed into his 1 of 12 regular choices.

  7. #17
    I combed through a couple different sites and this is all I was able to find on the lowest score accepted:

    Stuyvesant 567
    Bronx Science 518
    Brooklyn Latin 477
    Brooklyn Technical 487
    HSMSE @ CCNY 498
    HSAS @ Lehman 508
    Queens Science ?
    Staten Island Tech ?

  8. #18

    SHSAT Acceptance Letters

    Does anyone know exactly what date the SHSAT acceptance letters will be mailed this year?

  9. #19
    I sent that question into the HS Enrollment this morning. We will see what they respond.
    In the meantime, if you know of any parents of younger students who want to get information about the process for next year. I have some seats left in HS Choice talks coming up on 3/3, 3/9 and 3/10 @7pm in the South Slope. Information about it is here:
    http://www.nycschoolhelp.com/nyc-high-school-choice/
    ask me about brooklyn schools
    joyce szuflita http://www.nycschoolhelp.com/

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