DREAM Program

DREAM stands for:

  • Determination
  • Resiliency
  • Enthusiasm
  • Ambition, and
  • Motivation

DREAM is a Saturday and summer academic program that prepares eligible seventh-grade New York City public school students to take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) in the eighth grade.

As of 2018, the DREAM program is just for seventh grade students, who will continue into the fall of their eighth grade year. This is to prepare as many seventh graders as possible for the SHSAT.

DREAM in the 2019-20 School Year

The DREAM program will once again be serving seventh grade students on Saturdays and in the summer for the 2019-20 school year. Updated eligibility requirements will be posted on this website by the end of October, 2019.

Invitations for eligible students will be sent to their homes and to their schools in November. Saturday classes will begin in early 2020. Please email SHSI@schools.nyc.gov with questions.

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