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Parent University seeks to educate and empower families as partners, advocates, and lifelong educators in their student's education through free courses, resources, events, and activities.

Parent University serves all families, from early childhood through adulthood. Even if you are not a parent, we encourage you to become involved with Parent University.  With an expanding course list Parent University is ready to support you. Register and enroll for a course today!

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The Month Ahead (December 2022)

  • 12/01/2022
  • Morning Bell
The Month Ahead (December 2022)

See what's ahead for @NYCSchools in December 2022! This month's highlights include:

  •  Last day to apply to middle and high school (Dec. 1)
  •  #CSEdWeek (Dec. 5-11)
  •  Winter Recess (Dec. 26-Jan. 2)

Yes, it’s trueDecember 2022 is here—and for many New Yorkers, the start of the twelfth month of the calendar year marks the beginning of the winter holiday season. Throughout the City, households, organizations, and businesses alike are using the start of the month to prepare for the upcoming holidays, and we know many of you are also doing the same and are setting aside time to spend with your loved ones.

For City public school families, Winter Recess (December 26, 2022–January 2, 2023) is the main event of note on our calendars this month. Beyond that, this year’s application deadline for middle and high schools is coming up at the start of the month, Computer Science Education Week kicks off soon after, and families with students who registered for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) by the November 4 deadline may have testing dates to factor into their schedules this month.

So without further ado, let’s see what’s happening in NYC public schools in December 2022, courtesy of our official 2022–23 NYC Schools Calendar.

 


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Deadline Extended: Middle School Applications

  • 12/01/2022
  • NYDOE

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit your application by Monday, December 5. You can apply in one of three ways:

  • Online with MySchools.nyc(Open external link) ––recommended! With this option, you can apply 24 hours a day and through 11:59pm on the December 5 deadline. Your middle school welcome letter contains a unique account creation code that you can use to create a MySchools account (if you don't already have one) and access your personalized search and applications.
    • If your child currently attends a NYC public school (DOE or charter), you can work with your child's current school to receive a copy of your welcome letter.
    • If your child attends a private, independent, or parochial school you can visit a Family Welcome Center  to receive a welcome letter. 
  • Through your current school counselor
  • Through a Family Welcome Center

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Deadline Extended: High School Applications

  • 12/01/2022
  • NYDOE
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit a high school application by December 5. The high school application is how you apply to most of NYC's 700+ program options. This application is for students entering ninth grade in fall 2023 (or interested students entering tenth grade, for programs with tenth grade seats). On this application you can list 12 program choices in your order of preference. Some programs may have additional requirements, such as an audition or assessment, and some programs consider students' academic records in admissions.
    • This application is currently OPEN, and the deadline to apply is Monday, December 5.
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit a LaGuardia High School application by December 5. Apply to any/all of the six arts programs at NYC's audition Specialized High School by submitting a separate application and audition.
    • This application is OPEN, and the deadline to apply is Monday, December 5.
    • The deadline to submit your audition is Friday, December 9. Learn more at schools.nyc.gov/HSAuditions.

You can submit your high school application and LaGuardia application in one of three ways:

  • Online with MySchools.nyc(Open external link) ––recommended! With this option, you can apply 24 hours a day through 11:59pm on December 5. Your high school welcome letter contains a unique account creation code that you can use to create a MySchools account(Open external link) (if you don't already have one) and access your personalized search and applications.
    • If your child currently attends a NYC public school (DOE or charter), you can work with your child's current school to receive a copy of your welcome letter.
    • If your child attends a private, independent, or parochial school you can visit a Family Welcome Center to receive a welcome letter.
  • Through your current school counselor
  • Through a Family Welcome Center

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