High school students who are new to New York City or who are re-entering city schools after a time away, may register at special enrollment centers opened on Aug. 28 in all boroughs. The centers are open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Sept. 14, with the exception of Labor Day.

Elementary and middle school students who have zoned neighborhood schools have to wait until the first day of school, Sept. 6, to register at the school.  In areas where there is middle school choice or no zoned schools, families should go to a registration center.

The centers are designed for new students and students who aren't yet assigned to a school but in the past, enrollment staff has  been able to help some students who needed a transfer or different school placement.

All special education students who have a current IEP (Individualized Education Plan) may enroll directly at their zoned schools on Sept. 6.  Those without an IEP need to go to an enrollment center or to a special education site.

Students must be present to register. And, paperwork, including proof of address is required. See the Department of Education's website for all the details.

See GothamSchools rundown on what's happening at the centers this week as parents rush to register their children before opening day.

Here's a list of the centers:

Bronx :

Theodore Roosevelt Campus

500 East Fordham Road

PS/IS 194

1301 Zerega Avenue (enter on Parker Street)


Brooklyn Tech High School 

29 Fort Greene Place (use the South Elliott Place entrance)

Clara Barton High School

901 Classon Avenue

FDR High School

5800 20th Avenue


A.Philip Randolph High School

443 West 135th Street

The High School for Fashion Industries

225 West 24th Street


Thomas Edison Career & Technical Education High School

165-65 84th Avenue

Long Island City High School

14-30 Broadway

Staten Island:

Michael J. Petrides School
715 Ocean Terrace, Building C