Monday, July 24, 2017

SECRET TO GETTING KIDS INTO NYC SCHOOLS' DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

With two-thirds of NYC kids who qualify for Citywide Gifted & Talented programs not getting seats due to a lack of space, many parents opt for Dual Language to give their children more of a challenge.

NYC has changed the application process to Dual Language Kindergarten programs several times.

Find out how to maximize your odds of getting into the language option of your choice, here:


And hear from parents who got together to start a Dual Language program of their own - and how you can, too - below:

Friday, July 14, 2017

SECRETS OF GETTING INTO HUNTER COLLEGE ELEMENTARY & HIGH-SCHOOL REVEALED!

Whenever I do one of my Kindergarten or High-School workshops, a huge number of parents want to know the secrets of getting into Hunter at both levels (there is no middle-school, those two are it; to read more about Hunter's unique status, including why it's not, despite popular opinion, a public school, but actually closer to a charter school, click here).

To learn everything you need about applying to Hunter for Kindergarten 2018, watch the videos below:



And for the inside scoop on High-School admissions, listen to this podcast:


And don't forget to take advantage of the calculator that tells you what's the best day to have your child tested!

Lots more info, plus inside intel from parents who successfully got through the process, in my books, "Getting Into NYC Kindergarten" and "Getting Into NYC High-School!"

Good luck and feel free to reach out to me with questions!

Monday, July 10, 2017

HOW DO I GET INTO NYC HIGH-SCHOOL?

Getting Into NYC High-School: This Time It's Personal!

When I wrote Getting Into NYC High-School last fall, my oldest son was already a HS junior, so the book was a combination of research, personal experience, and input from other students and parents who'd recently been through the process.

This year, as I prepare to update the book for 2018 admissions, my middle child is embarking on the process.

Yesterday, he took his first practice SHSAT test. And while he accepted the math questions he got wrong with grace, boy, did he fight me on every single reading comprehension question, insisting that his answer was just as valid as what the sample test said was right.

So, parents who buy my book for help with 2018 admissions, know that none of this is theoretical. This year, I'm right there with you!

And I want to help, because I know just how overwhelming this application season is.

To that end, please click on my video about all of your NYC high-school options, including Specialized, Screened, Arts, Limited Unscreened, P-Tech, Zoned and more, below:



Then listen to this podcast about SHSAT prep:



And check out my blog post about why I think attending a Specialized High-School was good for my son (and it's not the reason the Department of Education wants you to think)!