PASSNYC aims to identify talented underserved students within New York City’s underperforming school districts in order to increase the diversity of students taking the Specialized High School Admissions Test.
Outreach | Identification | Partnership | Research
Outreach We partner with NYC middle schools and communities in underperforming school districts to increase awareness of the SHSAT amongst underserved students.
Identification Every student is unique—we discover diamonds in the rough through a combination of interviews, standardized test performance, grades, and educator testimonials.
Partnership We empower and prepare our scholars for the SHSAT by connecting them with select mentoring and test preparation programs.
Research We pursue innovative methods for measuring and tracking student performance to help identify promising students that slip through the cracks.