Admissions

Virtual Open House - Friday, February 18, 2022

Please join us virtually on Friday, February 18, 2022  to learn more about ACLA.   Our presentation will be in English with a simultaneous Spanish translation available.

6pm:  This presentation is geared to current fifth graders applying to enter ACLA as a sixth grader in the Fall of 2022, and their families. 

7pm:  This presentation is geared to current eighth graders applying to enter ACLA as a ninth grader in the Fall of 2022, and their families.

Register in advance for the virtual open house here:   https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctduGsrToqG9f-7PHLHGxDORhXfso5c9j7

(Please note it is the same link for both sessions.)

MISSED IT?  Use this link to access the recording. 

Middle School Admissions (entering 6th grade)

UPDATE - May 10, 2022

The following information was provided to us by NYCDOE Office of Enrollment:

"Middle school admissions offers will be released in mid-May."

 

UPDATE - February 15, 2022

Code:

  • Please find our school by searching for All City Leadership Secondary School in myschools.nyc.  Our program code for incoming sixth graders is  K554M.

Timeline: 

  • The middle school application at myschools.nyc is now available.
  • The deadline for families to submit their middle school application is Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
  • Middle school offers will be available to families and school staff in late spring.

Seats and Demand Last Year:

  • The number of available seats for our incoming class has not yet been finalized by the Department of Education
  • Last year, there were 1020 applicants for 49 general education seats and 178 applicants for 11 special education seats available for sixth grade applicants.  This may or may not be the same this year.

Admissions Methods: 

  • OPEN - Students are randomly selected.  As announced by city and agency leadership, all DOE public middle schools will use an open admissions method this year. This means that programs will pause on screening, or using applicants’ academic records, auditions, or other assessments to evaluate or admit students.  If a school has more applicants than available seats, offers will be made using priority groups (when applicable) and random selection (a lottery).   The random selection will be conducted by the Department of Education  - ACLA has no control over the selection of students.
  • To learn more about your random number click here.

Welcome Letters:  Welcome letters encouraging families to create MySchools accounts are now available to all 5th grade families.  Please reach out to your the guidance counselor at your child's current school for assistance.

The Parent Portal is the part of MySchools that parents can use to apply to schools. MySchools works best with the Google Chrome browser.

 

High School Admissions (entering 9th grade)

UPDATE - May 10, 2022

The following information was provided to us by the NYCDOE HS Enrollment office:

Early June: Final high school offers will be released to schools and families; high school waitlists will open

Fri, June 24: Students who have both a specialized high school offer and a high school application offer must choose one offer

 

UPDATE - February 16, 2022

Code:

  • Please find our school by searching for All City Leadership Secondary School in myschools.nyc.  Our program code for incoming ninth graders is  K55C.

Timeline: 

  • The high school application for ninth grade seats for the 2022-2023 school year at myschools.nyc is now available.
  • NEW - EXTENDED!!! The deadline for families to submit their high school application is Tuesday, March 11, 2022.

Seats and Demand Last Year:

  • The number of available seats for our incoming class has not yet been finalized by the Department of Education
  • Last year, there were 1045 applicants for 51 general education seats and 170 applicants for 11 special education seats available for ninth grade applicants.  This may or may not be the same this year.

Admissions Methods: 

Educational Option (Ed. Opt.) programs: Like in previous years, the Ed. Opt. admissions method is intended to create academic diversity among incoming students through admissions. Since students did not take state exams in spring 2020, the Ed. Opt. admissions method will operate differently this year.  To see your child's category, go to your student's profile in myschools.nyc and scroll down to "Ed. Opt. Category." 

  • To learn more about your random number click here.

The Parent Portal is the part of MySchools that parents can use to apply to schools. MySchools works best with the Google Chrome browser.

Questions about ACLA admissions?

  If you have a question about ACLA admissions, please submit it via this google form:  https://forms.gle/qTRiB8oRJpgHffqF8