NYC Public & Specialized High School Admissions: How to Spend Summer!



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Jul 11 2024


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm



NYC Public & Specialized High School Admissions: How to Spend Summer!

This free and informative webinar is perfect for families with 7th (and 6th!) graders who are ready to learn how to succeed in the confusing and ever-changing public and specialized high school application processes in New York City.

What we’ll cover:

  • Overview of general education and specialized education admissions processes
  • Strategies and tips for how to ensure a right fit school for your child
  • Important timelines and dates — what to do now and what can wait!
  • How to organize test prep for one or multiple tests (SHSAT, ISEE, SSAT, HSPT, TACHS)
  • What is the SHSAT, how hard is it, and when to start studying
  • Which tests are mandatory and which are optional

Our expert panel includes Ivy Tutors Network’s founder, Lisa Speransky, and public school admissions consultant, Katie Miller

Our Expert Panel

Katie Miller is an Education and Admissions Consultant who has been advocating for parents and children in public school education for the last 15 years. Katie is an expert on navigating the complex New York City public school admissions process and works closely with families to ensure they feel confident, informed and supported. Katie created Katherine Miller Consulting 5 years ago in order to work more closely on fostering creative public / private partnerships, and to share her expertise on the interplay between education, parenting and community. She has also served in a number of volunteer leadership positions at her children’s public schools, including P.S. 87, M.S. 54 (Booker T. Washington Middle School), West End Secondary School (WESS), The Beacon School, and LaGuardia. Katie also acts as a consultant to a variety of youth arts organizations. Before her career as an education and small business consultant, Katie was the Director of Civil Justice at Common Good, and a Litigation Associate at Cleary Gottlieb. Katie graduated from Amherst College and received a joint J.D./ M.A. from Cornell Law School and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Lisa Speransky is the founder of Ivy Tutors Network, a New York City-based education company. The company’s core belief is that education isn’t one size fits all. That may sound simple, but understanding this concept opens the door to really enjoying learning. For over 20 years and countless success stories — from learning to read and count to getting into the college of your dreams— we’ve proven that personalized education can breed a love of learning that leads to confidence and to goal-crushing in all its forms! Lisa is a product of the NYC public school system, graduating from PS 87, MS 54, and the Bronx High School of Science before completing her BA at Columbia University.

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