NYC High School Choice: Calm and Clear Talk

I give this talk starting in March, through the summer. I don’t give the talk in the fall - you need to already be ‘on it’ at that point. The earlier you get this information the easier your fall will be. Model good study skills for your child. Don't procrastinate.

This two hour talk is the antidote to the fear and confusion that surrounds NYC public high school choice. It is a perfect introduction for public and private middle school families who want to be prepared for the HS Fair and tours in Oct. More than an explanation of the process, it is a template to organize and manage the process, ratchet down the fear, understand the big picture, and enable you to efficiently put together a short list of schools to tour. The process is the same citywide. While I use some schools as examples, I don’t talk about the 700 different programs available for NYC students in this talk.

City-wide Public High School Choice Consult

Families meet with me in the spring, summer or early fall, often after they have been to my talk or become familiar with the high school application basics. I take my last 8th grade high school consults by Halloween.

$240 per hour.
How long we meet depends on how much background you need. Families who have have not come to the talk book 2 hours, but we need to do more general background. Families who have been to the talk generally book 1.5 hours and we are able to talk more deeply about their lists, see what may be missing, and to confirm fine points about the process. I often meet with both the parents and the students, but I don't have to.

The process is the same citywide, but I am covering schools that Brooklyn and Manhattan students are geographically eligible for. For example: there will be a few schools in Queens that give priority to students citywide. I will cover those. Most schools in Queens give priority to zoned families or to Queens students or residents. I don’t cover those programs.

Just one question

15 minutes for $60. 30 minutes for $120.




Make Informed Choices ...

Thinking of moving to Brooklyn?

Weighing the choice between public or private school?

Wondering about your zoned school and other options?

Navigating NYC public school after years in private school?

Confused and stressed about your middle school choices?

Daunted by the NYC high school directory?

Just feel like you don't have enough information to decide?

Lets talk.