You don't need to wear a shirt at all if you're male, but you can wear a waterproof shirt or swim shirt if you want to.
If you want to switch languages for next year, you totally can, just realize that you will have to take that language for the rest of your high school career, including senior year, whereas you could drop it after junior year if you stuck with your current language. You should talk to your guidance counselor ASAP if you want to make the change and they will do their best to accommodate you.
Camp Stuy Part 1 is on June 8th, and Camp Stuy Part 2 will be at the end of August. The placement tests occur at Camp Stuy part 1.
Normal registration is due September 8th, and late registration (you have to pay an extra fee) is due September 22nd.
The school store is usually open from 2-4. They sell all kinds of Stuy apparel including gym uniforms, sweatshirts, hoodies, letterman jackets, and more!
The college office is in room 225.
Classes are definitely a large step up from middle school -- often disconcertingly so. As such, the first couple weeks or months can feel disorienting and stressful. However, most people are able to figure out a schedule that works for them. The nice thing about Stuy is that, because so many elective courses are available, you get to format your schedule so as not to overwhelm yourself, and you get more freedom as you get older. I like to tell the story of my first math test at Stuy. I was always good at math in middle school -- like many of the students here, I never really had to study to do well. As such, I was totally unprepared for the rigor of Stuy courses and didn't really know how to study. So I got a 61 on my first test. Surprised and disappointed, I went to my math teacher and asked for help. He worked a lot with me, and taught me not only the material, but really how to learn and be self-sufficient. I ended up doing pretty well in that class because Stuy really does seem like a rude awakening at first, but has all the resources necessary to make you an amazing student and learner. So the short answer is yes. Stuy classes are hard. Much harder than middle school. But it's completely manageable if you're able to take setbacks and use them to motivate you going forward -- that's what will ultimately make you successful not only at Stuy, but in the real world as well.
Not at all! A lot of people join clubs sophomore year. If you're interested in StuyPulse, go for it! They're very friendly people and you'll become a part of the family super quickly.
According to the Stuy website (http://stuy.enschool.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=126967&type=d&pREC_ID=254853), you should be able to take it. However, if it doesn't show up on your elective choices then you probably can't. Talk to your guidance counselor for confirmation.
I don't know much about the club, but I did find out that they make podcasts and work once reporting news via podcast. The student in charge is named Moududur Rahman, and you can contact the club at email@example.com
If you took the LE regents in seventh grade, you will probably have to retake them. If you passed the regents in eighth grade, you won't!
Could you be more specific about what SBC stands for?
So I failed gym because I was too cheap to buy myself a new uniform. How does summer school phys ed work?
You shouldn't fail gym just because of that -- try talking to Mr. Moran in room 103 to advocate for yourself, and, if worse comes to worst, learn more about how you can make up that credit.
I'm an incoming freshman (yay 2021) but I'm not going to be in town for camp stuy pt II. What should I do? What am I missing?
You'll miss out on some quality time with your Big Sibs, and you just won't be able to buy your gym uniforms and do other administrative stuff like that. But don't worry! You can do it all on the first day of school.
The only electives available are
- European Lit vs. Classical Lit for English
- Two terms of CS vs. one term CS and one term drafting (you'll have to take drafting junior year if you choose the former)
- AP World History, AP European History, or regular history
- Honors Trig/Alg2
You can fill out a form at https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application or get a hard copy, usually from room 103.
I want to take the Bio Sat II. Should I take it on an earlier date or later date? The dates to sign up for are May 6th, June 3rd, and one in the fall.
Opt for the June 3rd test. That way you've learned basically all the material in school and won't have to supplement it with ridiculous amount of studying over the summer.
A typical junior schedule includes:
- A US History class (either regular or AP)
- An English class (either an elective or an AP class, check the stuy website for more details)
- A Precalculus class (either regular or honors)
- A Regents Physics class
- A language class, dependent on the level you took sophomore year
- A health class (only one term)
- Drafting (one term, if you haven't taken two terms of CS)
- Phys Ed (electives available)
The graduation requirements say that those who took the living environment regents in eighth grade have to take two years of science electives. But how will that fit into our schedule?
Freshman year biology will count as an elective for you, so it's the same as if you hadn't taken the regents, except that you have a slightly different class freshman year.
You can see Ms. Damesek in room 207, or look in the lost and found bin on the second floor by the staircase past the scanners.