It’s Thursday, and you know what that means, it’s time for my handy dandy guest blogger and daughter, Charlotte. Today she is going to talk you through the ins and outs of being an eighth grader in Manhattan. And YOU thought YOUR eighth grade was bad. Just wait. Here’s Charlotte!
I know this is the Daily Dose you have all been waiting for….
The BORING high school application Blogisode!
I know, I know. I had NOTHING else to write about (Other than day to day things) so I (my mom) thought of writing about high schools.I can tell you this. I’m soo sorry, but we are going to have to do a little math.
The drama of 8th grade + college application(ish) + New York city = My life
So, lets get to the basics.
There are 3 ‘different kinds’ of schools and you submit a different application for all of them. Private, (Rich-y schools) Public (Poor-ish schools, all depends on the school), and the specialized schools. Before we explain even what I’m talking about, lets dig deeper:
1) Private Schools
I’m only looking at one, and it is my top choice. Shout out for the Ursuline School!! It is an all girl, catholic school in Westchester, County NY. Cool right? Not a boarding school, but not a slum school. Making sense?
The private schools have NOTHING to do with the NYC application process. They are on their own. I take a separate test, interview, etc, etc.
2) Public Schools
Not my favorite schools in the country, I’d much rather go to Ursuline than Beacon (a really good public school, but it’s crazy hard to get in) but I’ve had my eye on a public school you have to test and interview for.
The Bard High school Early College. I passed the test and had the interview But Bard is one of the only public schools that you have to test into. Most you just have an interview, they look at your grades, bing bang boom done. Of course, I like the hardest school to get into (other than Beacon).
WAKE UP Sorry I put you to sleep!!! ;) One more…
3) Specialized Schools.
It’s called the SHSAT.
Short for (Why do I know this with out Google?) Specialized High School Admissions Test.
This gets me into Bronx science, Lehman, Brooklyn Tech, etc. My first choice is Bronx Science.
One more thing, everything to get into one of these schools is based on the SHSAT. No other grades, interviews, no 2nd chance.
No pressure. None.
OK Done. You can wake up now.
Hope you learned more about my crazed life, I may talk about what it’s like in the next blogisode, so keep in touch!
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