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Middle School News from the Guidance Counselor

Do you need help with Middle School application?

Did you miss the information meeting in October?

 Please come to ONE of the following meetings.


                                                                                                               Wednesday, November 7th, 8:15am- 9:30am

                                                                                                Monday, November 19th, 2:20pm- 3:30pm

                                                                                                                Tuesday, November 27th, 2:20pm- 3:30pm




 You will need them for the meeting. 

MySchools is now open for middle school admissions. Fifth-grade families can now access the online middle school application system. 
  • This will be found at MySchools.nyc
  • Parents will get a letter in the mail later this week with login instruction and their account creation code.
  • In order to create a MySchools account, you must also have an email address and your child’s OSIS ID number. 

Scholars' Academy is now part of NYC MS Choice. You can apply by using your myschools account and listing Scholars' Academy as a choice on the application.
 In addition, parents must complete a supplement located on their website. 
The supplement is currently available on their website
Scholars' Academy is still a screened school and will be conducting interviews and onsite assessments. Not all applicants will be invited to interview and test at Scholars'. 
The deadline to apply is December 3rd. 

The Louis Armstrong Middle School Open House will be held on Saturday, October 20th at 9:00AM and on Monday, November 5th at 5:00PM.

The Louis Armstrong Middle School is a borough-wide public intermediate school that brings together a culturally diverse group of students from the borough of Queens to educate them academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. It is a barrier-free school allowing physical and curricular access for all students.

LAMS celebrates strong student achievement and high expectation for all members of our school community. They provide a nurturing and supportive environment with an emphasis on STEM and the arts.

Student selection is based upon a lottery. They provide bus services to all parts of Queens.

 Parents can start getting ready now to apply to middle school this fall! Here’s how:
  • Read the NYC Middle School Directory to learn about admissions. Visit schools.nyc.gov/Middle, click “Find Middle Schools,” and scroll down for your district's directory.
  • Attend the middle school fair in your district to meet schools, ask questions, and learn how to apply to middle school. 


Apply to Middle School by Dec 3

The middle school application period opens in October and closes December 3. All students should apply to middle school by the deadline.


Your Program Choices

Your child’s middle school application will contain all of the programs where your child is eligible to apply. Select up to 12 of these programs by ranking them in your true order of preference. Rank your first choice first, your second choice second, and so on.

  • Consider ranking the programs where your child has an admissions priority or guarantee, such as their zoned school(s) or continuing school. You do not have to rank these programs as your first choice to keep your priority.
  • Make an appointment to talk to your child's school counselor. Discuss your child's middle school application choices and how you plan to rank them.

 How to Apply

Apply to middle school online when the application period opens. You will be able to apply in English, Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Russian, Arabic, Urdu, Haitian Creole, Korean, or French.

Information about the middle school application process for 2018-2019 will be posted here as it becomes available. Guidance Counselor Mrs. Fan is the PS 62 school personnel responsible for the middle school process. You can leave her notes with any questions in her mailbox. She is also working to collect and disseminates middle school information.

Click on Middle School Choice for Directory and Calendar.
Click here for Middle School Open Houses 
or visit DOE website
Click here for Middle School Survival Guide

Here is a good resource website: http://insideschools.org/