The Computer School Admissions
Welcome, and thank you for your interest in The Computer School!
Students must live in District 3 or currently attend a District 3 elementary school in order to apply to The Computer School. Students are not required to attend a tour or Open House in order to apply to The Computer School.
If you'd like to get a glimpse into the hearts and minds of those in the CS community, please take a look at our ASM trailer. ASM stands for All School Meeting, an event through which we connect, explore our values and growth, show school spirit, celebrate our accomplishments, and so much more. Click here!
Middle school applications are submitted through myschools.nyc. If you have not been provided access to this site, please contact your current public school or the District 3 Family Welcome Center's Office of Student Enrollment at 388 West 125th Street. If you are currently enrolled in an independent school or a school outside of the district (but live in District 3), the district office will assist you in establishing a myschools.nyc application. Applications are typically now due in mid-February.
As you may already know, the DOE has released changes to the Middle School application process. We will discuss that at the Open Houses, and we'll post more detailed information shortly. Considerations for the Diversity Initiative, as well as for Students with Disabilities, will still be in place. At this time, sibling preference will not longer be part of the admissions process. We'll update you if this changes.
If you have questions for the enrollment office, you may call the Family Welcome Center at 212.342.8300 and ask for Middle School Enrollment.
Admissions Procedures Have Changed
Here is an excerpt from Chancellor Carranza's letter from December 18th:
All middle school screens will be paused for this year. This includes academic screens, school-based assessments, composite scores and auditions. Students will be admitted through a lottery based system.
District and geographic priorities, as well as Diversity in Admissions priorities, will still apply for those middle schools that have them.
We await further clarification on how the lottery system will work.
Students with Disabilities
While siblings of current or former students have received preferred consideration in recent years, this is currently no longer the case. If there's any change to this policy we will inform you.
CSD3 Diversity in Admissions Initiative
25% of seats will be set aside for lower performing economically disadvantaged students who are designated as eligible for two subgroups based on criteria established by CSD3 and the DOE. Qualifying students will match to these seats according to their ranking relative to other students in their subgroup.
Greetings, 5th Grade Families!
Sara Sloves &
All of us at CS
If you have questions about our admissions process, please contact Sara Sloves at firstname.lastname@example.org.