Getting High School Ready

High School Access Program

Wagner is pleased to offer a special workshop series to help 7th-grade families better understand and more effectively prepare for the high school admissions process.

Through our collaboration with NYC Admissions Solutions (NYCAS), we are pleased to announce a series of workshops. Plan to register for all of these events to prepare most effectively for high school admissions!

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High School Workshops


Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 pm: High School Admissions Concepts & Optimizing 7th Grade. In-depth discussion of key admissions concepts & success strategies for 7th grade, as well as staying calm throughout the process. Introduction to the Spring High School Access Program workshop series and team.

Tuesday, March 12, 6:00 pm: SHSAT Testing Strategies & Processes. Key considerations & tips for applying to the Specialized High Schools and preparing for the SHSAT.


Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 pm: Choosing Schools & School List Strategies. Developing your school list using sound strategies, and setting yourself up for the summer & beyond.


Wednesday, April 10, 6:00 pm: Audition, Portfolio and Interview Concepts & Strategies. Effective early preparation, strategies & tips for high school auditions, portfolios and interviews.


Monday, April 29, 6:00 pm: Applying to High School with IEP or 504 Plan – Discussion of unique aspects of the admissions and testing process for students with IEPs or 504 Plans.


Links to register:

March 5
March 12
March 19
April 10
April 29