Discovery Programs

Summer 2023 Discovery Program Information

The NYC Department of Education will hold Discovery Programs at the eight testing Specialized High Schools in summer 2023. Summer Discovery programs are approximately three to five weeks long and provide opportunities for certain disadvantaged students who scored within a certain range on the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) during the 2022-2023 school year to attend a testing Specialized High School starting Fall 2023.

Only the students who received Discovery information in their offer letter in March 2023 can apply to a summer 2023 Discovery program. If your child has Discovery information in their SHSAT results letter, then please follow the instructions in that letter to submit your child’s Discovery application to your child’s current school counselor. The deadline for families to submit to school staff is April 5, 2023. 

If your child did not receive Discovery information in their offer letter in March 2023, then your child cannot apply to or participate in any summer 2023 Discovery program.

For students who submit a Discovery application and are confirmed to be eligible to participate, program information listed is below. Each student who submits a Discovery application, and is determined to be eligible, can only participate in the Discovery program listed on their Discovery application; students cannot switch to a different Discovery program.

Each Discovery program’s details are below:
Discovery ProgramDatesWeekly Schedule Program Completion RequirementsProgram Contact
Brooklyn Technical High School (13K430)July 10 - August 10

Monday - Thursday 9am - 12pm

90% attendance and mastery achieved in all coursesJeffrey Park
The Bronx High School of Science (10X445)July 5 - July 28

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 12:30pm

90% attendance, 90% completion of workRebecca Barreras
The Brooklyn Latin School (14K449) July 5 - August 8

Monday - Thursday 9am - 12pm

At least 90% attendance, active participation in classroom activities, pass in all classes and recommended by summer Discovery teachers and staff.

Maria Valentin or Wency Yee

High School of American Studies at Lehman College (10X696)July 5 - July 28

Monday - Thursday 8am - 11:15am Longer on Thursdays

90% attendance and 90% successful completion of workAnna Paula Trebo-Fiore
High School for Math, Science, and Engineering at City College (HSMSE) (05M692) July 5 - August 2

Monday - Thursday 8am-1:30pm

Students must maintain 85% and above homework, attendance, and effort on class assignments as well as maintain positive behavior

Ryan Barley or Sean Dolcy

Queens High School for the Sciences at York College (28Q687) July 5 - July 26Monday - Friday 8am - 12pm Classwork, participation and assessments demonstrate proficiency in ELA and math homework completed dailyGreg Reo
Staten Island Technical High School (31R605) July 5 - August 3

Monday - Thursday 9am - 12pm

90% attendance, 90% completion of work

John Davis

718-667-3222 ext. 1211

Stuyvesant High School (02M475) July 5 - August 2

Monday - Thursday 9am - 1:30pm

Required daily attendance and punctual arrival to class, and completion of all assignments and activities; students must maintain an 85% or above in meeting proficiency in all subject areasJennifer Suri