EDITOR’S NOTE (1/19): This post has been updated to reflect the DOE’s extended deadline for the 2021 Kindergarten Application—it is now Friday, January 22, 2021.
EDITOR’S NOTE (1/15): This post has been updated to reflect the DOE’s new deadline to register for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). Students and families can now register to take the SHSAT through January 28, 2021.
For many of us, 2020 couldn’t end soon enough.
Good riddance, 2020.
As the 2020–2021 school year marches on, it’s time once again to take a moment to see what’s happening in NYC public schools in the month ahead, courtesy of our official 2020–2021 NYC Public Schools Calendar.
NYC Schools Calendar — January 2021
Some notes about this month’s schedule:
2021 Big Apple Awards
Know a great educator? City students, families, community members, and other school staff members can recognize exemplary City educators with online nominations for the 2021 Big Apple Awards! But hurry—the nomination period ends on January 10, 2021!
From now until January 22, 2021, families with children who will turn five years old in 2021 can apply for fall 2021 admission to kindergarten at City public elementary schools (Grades K–5). Learn more about kindergarten admissions right here on The Morning Bell, or participate in any of this month’s Elementary Admissions Events.
High School Admissions
Beginning the week of January 18, 2021, students seeking admission to NYC high schools for fall 2021 can begin applying on MySchools. Learn more about the NYC high school admissions process by checking out our High School Admissions page.
Interested in applying for one of the City’s Specialized High Schools? Register for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) by the DOE’s new deadline on January 28, 2021—testing will begin on January 27, 2021. Students/families who registered for the SHSAT after the DOE’s initial deadline on January 15 will be assigned later testing dates. Students interested in applying to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts do not have to register for the SHSAT, and instead, will have to register for an audition by February 23, 2021. Learn more about all of the City’s Specialized High Schools right here on The Morning Bell and on our official webpage.
That’s all for this month. On behalf of the NYC Department of Education, we hope everyone has a wonderful start to 2021!