Number of black students admitted to NYC specialized high schools in 2018.
“It is not enough to simply prepare our students to pass a test to get into specialized high schools. Providing them with ongoing academic and social support is equally important to them as they manage the transition into these higher-performing high schools and succeed there.”
Allison Shillingford, Founder
of NTMA students that took the SHSAT accepted into a specialized high school
of black students that took the SHSAT accepted into a specialized high school
of all students that took the SHSAT accepted into a specialized high school
of NTMA students accepted their offer
of black students accepted their offer
When I went to take the test I wasn't nervous and sweating and some kids were shaking. I was calm because the questions were familiar. I was well prepared.
Not only did NTMA prepare me for the SHSAT but it also helped me raise my state scores and made me more confident in my classes at school.
I like that there are other students like me, working together to get into a specialized high school. I feel like I have the community I need to achieve.
I am so grateful for all that NTMA has given me. I am so happy they will be with me through high school. Looking forward to hopefully attend Brooklyn Tech.