P.S. 62Q Enrollment
Welcome to P.S. 62, The Magnet School of Computer Science and Innovation!
We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 School Year. Please click on the digital application, in your language of choice, below.
How to Apply
As a Magnet School, P.S. 62 is open to in-zone and out-of-zone students from Pre-K thru 5th Grade.
Registration for Pre-K is a centralized application process handled by the Department of Education (DOE). The application is available online at the DOE website generally from January to March. You may submit your application online; DO NOT RETURN applications to P.S. 62. Visit the NYC DOE Pre-K Enrollment site for up to date information.
Please visit the Department of Education (DOE) site on Kindergarten admissions, to see the official intake and registration process, timeline (generally from December to January), and list of required documents. You will also find the criteria which we must follow for enrollment priorities (zoning, siblings, etc).
1st through 5th grade:
Since we are a Magnet school, enrollment is open to all NYC children across the five boroughs. Priority for enrollment is given to children who reside within our school zone. To register students in Grades 1 to 5, families must complete a Magnet Application at the school site.
What to Bring to Enroll
- Child’s birth certificate, passport, or record of baptism which includes the date of birth, or other official document of age (See Chancellor’s Regulation A-101 for documents accepted for proof of age)
- Immunization records
- Latest report card/transcript (if available)
- Individualized Education Program (IEP) and/or 504 Accommodation Plan (if applicable and available)
- Proof of address which may be verified by any two of the following containing the address of residence:
- A lease agreement, deed or mortgage statement for the residence
- A residential utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident’s name issued by a utility company (e.g., National Grid or Con Edison), must be dated within the past 60 days
- A bill for cable television services provided to the residence; must include the name of the parent and the address of the residence and be dated within the past 60 days
- Documentation or letter on letterhead from a federal, state, or local government agency, including the IRS, the City Housing Authority, Human Resources Administration, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), or an ACS subcontractor or the federal Office of Refugee Settlement, indicating the resident’s name and address, must be dated within the past 60 days
- A current property tax bill for the residence
- A water bill for the residence dated within the past 90 days
- Rent receipt which includes the address of the residence, must be dated within the past 60 days
- State, city, or other government issued identification (including an IDNYC card), which has not expired and includes the address of residence
- Income tax form for the last calendar year
- Official NYS Driver’s License or learner’s permit which has not expired
- Official payroll documentation from an employer issued within the past 60 days such as a pay stub with home address, a form submitted for tax withholding purposes or payroll receipt (a letter on the employer’s letterhead is not adequate); must include home address and be dated within the past 60 days
- Voter registration documents, which include the name of the parent and the address of residence
- Unexpired membership documents based upon residency (e.g., neighborhood residents’ association), which include the name of the parent and the address of residence
- Evidence of custody of the child, including but not limited to judicial custody orders or guardianship papers documents issued within the past 60 days with name of child and address of residence
* If you are not the leaseholder of your residence, you must submit a Residency Affidavit.
Middle School Information
Here is some initial information about this year’s admissions process.
- To ensure families have enough time to learn about school options, this year’s application deadline will be later than the traditional early December deadline.
- This information is now available on DOE website, and will be shared with families who have signed up for email alerts.
- A more detailed timeline will be shared in the near future.
- Later this fall, Welcome Letters will be available before the application opens.
- Each Welcome Letter has instructions on creating a MySchools account, and the account creation code that lets parents link their child to their account.
- Welcome Letters will be mailed directly to all families; elementary school staff may also provide them to families.
- Families can continue exploring options through the MySchools Directory.
- After Welcome Letters are distributed to families, the application will then open.
- At that time, families will then be able to access their personalized application, rank up to 12 program choices, and submit their application up until the application deadline.
- As in past years, families may also elect to submit their application through their elementary school.
Directories: This year, due to budget priorities, the middle school directory and admissions guide will exist exclusively in a virtual format, and will not be printed.
- I know this was a tool that families used to explore school options; however, the MySchools Directory contains all the information about middle schools that was previously in printed admissions guides.
- As the application opens, families may learn about the admissions process on DOE website where they can both read an admissions guide and watch videos explaining the admissions process.
- Additional resources will be developed and distributed digitally, as well as through elementary schools.
Open Houses and Fairs: Open houses and fairs have served as a key way for families to learn about school options and the admissions process, and DOE is committed to continuing this tradition even while many families are remote. DOE is developing resources for middle schools to hold virtual open houses so that families can learn about school options.
This would allow DOE to temporarily pause in-person middle school open houses and fairs, until it is safe to resume in-person large open houses and fairs. As always, the DOE Middle School Admissions team will continue to work closely with middle schools on recruitment and promotional strategies, and share updates as those develop. Additionally, the team will be producing a series of online videos for families that explain the admissions process, provide a MySchools tutorial, and answer FAQs. These videos will be uploaded to the DOE website, and will be shared directly with families as they are created.
Families Temporarily Living Outside NYC: Students who have temporarily relocated outside NYC, but who have maintained a permanent residence in NYC, may participate in admissions.
In the meantime, families can…
- Sign up for the DOE middle school admissions email list
- Explore school options online in the MySchools middle school directory
- Visit the DOE website, where you can find the latest updates
To view Middle School News from the Guidance Counselor and information about the Middle School Admissions process, please join the Guidance Google Classroom. The classroom code is vkbtxzm.
As updates around middle school admissions become available, we will notify you right away with next steps. There is nothing you need to do right now.
If you can stay up to date with middle school admissions process by:
- Sign up for our middle school admissions email list
- Explore school options online in the MySchools middle school directory
- Visit DOE website, where you can find the latest updates
More information is coming soon! We look forward to partnering with you this year.
Middle School Enrollment Resources
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Fan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about the middle school application process for 2020-2021 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.
Joyce Fan, Guidance Counselor