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Did you know that the Department of Education produces a handy reference guide to NYC public schools?

Updated annually, the 2019–2020 NYC Public School Guidebook provides families with a one-stop, easy-to-read resource that is filled with current information about City public schools, including important dates, policies, and available DOE services.

Inside this year’s Guidebook, you will find:

  • the DOE’s official 2019–2020 school year calendar;
  • details about applying for City schools;
  • general guidance about who to speak with when you have concerns;
  • descriptions about what students are learning at each grade level;
  • info regarding the DOE’s school-based services for students and families;
  • the DOE’s graduation requirements;
  • financial aid tips for students applying for college;
  • and more!
    Cover of the NYC Public School Guidebook

    Formerly known as “Achieve NYC,” the Guidebook has been revised this year with updated language and a new look and feel.

The Guidebook is available in 10 languages, including English. Pick up your copy today from your school or local Family Welcome Center, or download your preferred version by using the links below.

العربية (Arabic)

বাংলা (Bengali)

中文 (Chinese)


Français (French)

Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole)

한국어 (Korean)

Русский (Russian)

Español (Spanish)

اردو (Urdu)

On behalf of the DOE, we wish you success throughout the 2019–2020 school year!

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NYC Department of Education, 2019