The middle school application process is famously horrible. It is your first real step into choice at a time when you are also beginning to worry about sex, drugs and rock & roll. I am here to talk you down, untangle the spaghetti of options (district, borough-wide, city-wide, school based applications, audition programs and charters). I will also explain how these years are a different kind of place than elementary. There is a reason that they stopped calling it "Junior High School".