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How do I get into Staten Island Technical School, and why should I choose this school? 

Posted By Bobby-Tariq Tutoring Center | 01/17/2020

While it might be the least likely specialized high school to be ranked for its location on Staten Island, Staten Island Technical High School is one of the most prestigious all of the specialized high schools. Students gain entrance by taking the Specialized High School Admission Test (SHSAT) and must gain a cutoff score of 527, making it the second hardest specialized high school to get in to. For ninth graders, a cutoff range of 557-567 is necessary for admission. Each year, ...


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What does Staten Island Tech specialize in?

Posted By Bobby-Tariq Tutoring Center | 01/17/2020
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Although Staten Island Technical High School is the furthest from the central city, it is still just a ferry ride away from the other four boroughs. More importantly, Staten Island Tech is the second most prestigious specialized high school in terms of cutoff score, and has resources, academic rigor, and academic performance to warrant that ranking. Despite its location, students from all over New York City attend Staten Isla...


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What does the High School for Math, Science, and Engineering at the City College of New York specialize in?

Posted By Bobby-Tariq Tutoring Center | 01/17/2020
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The High School for Math, Science, and Engineering (HSMSE) at the City College of New York is another of New York City’s most elite specialized high schools. The school provides students with an educational experience that not only provides comprehensive knowledge of many disciplines through traditional learning but also through research and hands-on experience. The school aims to engage students in inquiry, critical thinking, and expressio...


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How do I get into Queens High School for the Sciences at York College (QHSS), and why this school? 

Posted By Bobby-Tariq Tutoring Center | 01/17/2020
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Queens High School for the Sciences, or QHSS, is another specialized high school that you can gain admittance to by acing the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). To get into QHSS, students are required to take the exam and obtain a score that is above the cutoff score of 514 for the eighth grade exam. Of 30,000 students who take the eighth grade exam, only 100 seats to QHSS are offered. This means that about 0.03% of test takers are able to get into QHSS, making it ...


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What does the High School of American Studies at Lehman College specialize in? 

Posted By Bobby-Tariq Tutoring Center | 01/17/2020
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The High School of American Studies at Lehman College, or HSAS, is another specialized high school that has a devotion to making its students feel like scholars. Located in Van Cortlandt Village, just two blocks away from Bronx Science, the High School for American Studies is part of the subsection of specialized high schools that are connected to New York City’s public colleges. HSAS emphasizes the study of American history unlike most of the specialized h...


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How do I get into Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, and does it require the SHSAT?

Posted By Bobby-Tariq Tutoring Center | 01/17/2020

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School is another specialized high school, although it does differ from the eight other high schools in one major way: admission to this elite school does not require the Specialized High School Admission Test (SHSAT). LaGuardia is specialized in another way… it fosters creativity within the arts while still placing a strong emphasis on academics.Because there is an extensive audition process, LaGuardia is one of the most diffi...


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How do I get into HSMSE at City College, and why this school? 

Posted By Bobby-Tariq Tutoring Center | 01/17/2020
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The High School for Math, Science, and Engineering (HSMSE) is yet another one of the prestigious schools that make up the specialized high schools. To gain admittance to HSMSE, students must take the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT).

For eighth graders, the cutoff score on the SHSAT to get into HSMSE is 519, just five points above that of Queens High School for the Sciences (QHSS). For ninth graders, the cutoff range is above between 549 and 554. Again...


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How do I get into the High School for American Studies at Lehman College? What is so great about this school?

Posted By Bobby-Tariq Tutoring Center | 01/17/2020
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The High School for American Studies (HSAS) at Lehman College is one of the hidden gems of the specialized high school system. It is a small high school with the resources of the larger college surrounding it. Students have a large workload, but that is not without its perks. HSAS students are able to dine in the Lehman cafeteria, use the Olympic size swimming pool and courts, and use Lehman College’s extensive library. Furthermore, student...


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How to get into Brooklyn Latin, and why choose this school? 

Posted By Bobby-Tariq Tutoring Center | 01/17/2020
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The Brooklyn Latin School, or TBLS, is another very prestigious and competitive specialized high school that you can gain entrance to by taking the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). To get into Brooklyn Latin, students are required to get a score of 488, making it the “easiest” specialized high school to get into. Don’t let that lower cutoff score fool you, though. It is still very difficult to get into Brooklyn Latin. Each year, only abo...


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