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The Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) is a standardized test required by New York City’s Specialized High Schools, such as Brooklyn Tech, Bronx Science, Stuyvesant, and High School of American Studies. It is taken in November, during a student’s eighth-grade year.

The SHSAT, crucial to the admissions process for New York City’s Specialized High Schools, tests students’ abilities in mathematics and English language arts (ELA). It is designed to evaluate a student’s readiness for rigorous academic work at the high school level within these specialized institutions. A high score on the SHSAT can significantly increase a student’s chances of gaining admission to their preferred specialized high school.

Given the critical role that the SHSAT plays in the admissions process for these highly competitive schools, thorough and early preparation is key. Familiarizing oneself with the test’s structure and question types is crucial for performing well. At Academic Approach, we provide personalized tutoring programs designed to help students excel on the SHSAT, thereby greatly improving their chances of admission into their chosen specialized high school.

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