Middle School Admissions

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Timeline

The middle school application will open during the week of January 11, 2021.

The deadline for families to submit their middle school applications will be the week of February 8, 2021. 

Middle school offers will be available to families and school staff in the spring.

Admissions Methods

DOE public middle schools will use an open admissions method this year. This means that programs will pause on screening, or using applicants’ academic records, auditions, or other assessments to evaluate or admit students. This will affect programs with a screened, composite score, or talent test admissions method. If a school has more applicants than available seats, offers will be made using priority groups (when applicable) and random selection (a lottery). 

Dual Language programs that previously screened will rank applicants based on ELL data. Academic information will not be used. 

By now, you should have received a MySchools account letter via DOE mail. This letter provides instructions and unique account creation codes to set up your child’s MySchools account. 

REMINDER – if you want to remain at P.S./I.S. 78Q for middle school, you still need to create an account. You will only need to list P.S./I.S. 78Q on the application. If your child is currently enrolled at P.S./I.S. 78Q for elementary school, they are guaranteed a seat at P.S./I.S. 78Q for Middle School.​ 

Please feel free to reach out to Ms. Morgan at jmorgan17@schools.nyc.gov with any questions or concerns you may have.