• FAQs

    How do I apply to Millennium High School?

    Millennium High School does not accept applications directly either by email or in person. Traditionally, applications are submitted online during the New York City’s Department of Education's high school enrollment admissions process. The forms are completed in 8th grade with the middle school guidance counselor. 

    For students entering high school in 2021, the application process begins the week of January 18, 2021. Parents should use MySchools to explore high school options, and talk with your school counselor to decide which 12 programs to include on your application. Applying to 12 programs, all of which you'd be happy to attend, makes it more likely that you'll get an offer to a program of your choice!

    Submit your high school application online with MySchools.

    The application process will be open the week of January 18 through February 23.

    Note: If you have just moved to New York City or are applying from private/parochial school, please contact a Family Welcome Center at the New York City Department of Education for information on enrolling in the New York City public school system. Your current school counselor can support your application process.

    What is the admissions code for Millennium High School?

    Our admissions code is M25A. 

    When is the deadline for high school applications?

    The deadline for high school applications for students entering high school in 2021 is Tuesday, February 23.

    Does Millennium have a geographic priority for applicants?

    No. Effective this year, geographic priorities will no longer be applied for ranking. Any student living in any of the five boroughs of New York City can apply. 

    What are the selection criteria for admission to Millennium High School?

    • 7th grade marking period grades (September 2019 to February 2020) - 90+ GPA

    • 6th grade final grades (September 2018 to June 2019) - 90+ GPA

    • 6th grade New York State Math and ELA test scores (averaged together) - 3.0+

    *Attendance is no longer taken into consideration for admissions

    The percentage weights for the criteria listed above will be applied as follows:

    • 7th grade marking period grades (40%)

    • 6th grade final grades (40%)

    • averaged 6th grade NYS Math & ELA Test Scores (20%)

    For 7th grade marking period grades (September 2019 to February 2020), and 6th grade final grades (September 2018 to June 2019), only core academic classes (English, Math, Science, and Social Studies) will be included in each grade point average.

    For 6th Grade state tests, the students' two test scores will be averaged together to create one value.

    For students who do not have data on record (for example, no 6th Grade state test results), the weighting of existing data (in this case, 6th and 7th grade grades) will be increased.

    Note: These criteria have been updated to reflect changes in the admissions process at screened public high schools.

    How many seats are expected for students entering in 2021?

    For students entering Millennium in September 2021, we anticipate offering 155 seats for incoming freshmen.

    As of January 15, we cannot guarantee offering any seats for rising sophomores due to the size of our current freshmen class. If 10th Grade seats become available for students entering in fall of 2021, we will open a waiting list in MySchools for applicant evaluation. 

    How will ranking of students be managed?

    Effective with this year's practice, all ranking will be managed centrally by the Department of Education (DOE) 

    Note that:

    > Geographic priorities will no longer be applied for ranking.   

    > Student ranking of school (i.e. the way applicants rank the schools they are interested in) will be applied, as in past years, centrally by the DOE.

    Student data will be used to create a composite score, and students with the same composite score will be given the same rank. In the case of "ties," (for students with identical composite scores including student ranking) seats will be offered by lottery.

    Should I submit my report card?

    It is not necessary to send your report card or transcript to Millennium at this time, as all ranking will be centrally managed by the Department of Education.

    For students currently attending a New York City public school, documentation is already on central record.

    For students applying from a private or parochial school, or entering the system for the first time, please ask your current guidance counselor for support in submitting documentation. 

    Do I need to take an entrance examination?

    No. We do not require students to take an entrance exam as part of our admissions process.

    Do I need to make an appointment for an interview?

    No. Interviews are not a requirement or a factor in our admissions criteria.

    Should I submit a teacher recommendation?

    No. Teacher recommendations are not a factor in our admissions criteria.

    May I visit the school before listing Millennium on my application?

    Due to COVID-19, all in-person tours are suspended. In the interim, you can tour our school virtually at:

    https://www.millenniumhs.org/domain/1546

    Additionally, you can also find a wealth of information about our school by clicking on each of the tabs:

    About Us, Admissions and Academics on our school website to learn more about Millennium High School.