NYC Public High School Choice: Loud and Clear

I give this talk in March, the summer and early September. It is ideal for 7th grade parents although all are welcome. The earlier you get this information the easier your fall will be. Model good study skills for your child. Don't procrastinate.

Sorry no walk ins. 

Ticket purchase/RSVP required. I need to gather some general information from you to make sure that I present the information you need.


This talk translates the DOE's "script" describing how the process actually works, talking about the data available and how to manage and organize it. Let's cut to the chase. No scare tactics, just plain talk. Also, you get my list of approx. 70 programs that are interesting possibilities for college bound kids from Brooklyn and Manhattan. It will prepare you for the NY High School Fair, tours and choices in the fall.

  • I describe the process quickly and clearly without the deadly powerpoint used elsewhere.
  • I give you a practical strategy to organize and manage the search (I am not wasting your time with generic organizational strategies - you have gotten this far, you don't need me to talk down to you).
  • I explain the algorithm.
  • I give you resources to streamline your search and cull the giant directory.
  • I focus on what you need to know and when from an experienced parent's point of view
  • I give you a little practical advice on what the high school choice means for the college search.

I will do my best to help you laugh in the face of adversity.

I cover schools that would be a possible commute for students living in Brooklyn or Manhattan. Including Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens high schools.
$30 per person

Just wanted to say thank you again for the incredible seminar you gave last night on high school admissions. I walked into it knowing absolutely nothing about the process and truly frightened by the idea of it.
And now I have a firm handle on how to proceed finding the right school for my son.
It is all thanks to you, you were so clear and concise!
I truly appreciate it, it was invaluable.

- 8th grade mom

Your talk last night was hilarious. You make a difficult, emotionally laden subject lively and approachable.

- 7th grade mom


Hootenanny Art House - 426-428 15th St. at 8th Ave. (South Slope)