Admissions Criteria


General Information

The mission of Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School is to develop leaders of tomorrow by preparing all students to meet the high academic, technical, civic and workforce challenges of the twenty-first century. We believe that strong leadership throughout our united community of faculty members, students, parents and associates will move us towards the following goals: academic rigor, high standards for assessing students' performances and continual school improvement.

Students from all five boroughs of New York City are eligible to apply to Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School under a specific CTE program. The program that students are accepted into will be the program that the student remains in for their entire high school career. No changes will be permitted.

Freshman (9th grade) applicants are selected through a competitive screening process based on 7th grade standardized test scores, final report card grades and attendance. Sophomore (10th grade) applicants are selected based on 8th grade standardized test scores, final report card grades and attendance.

Prerequisites

Open Houses

Edison hosts multiple open house opportunities for prospective students and parents. Keep posted for our future open house dates.

Admission Programs
Seats & Applicant data are from past years

Program Name Code Interest Area Admissions Method Grade Seats Applicants Applicans Per Seat
Visual Arts Q671 Visual Art & Design Screened 9 76 793 10 per seat
10 20 132 7 per seat

Program Description: Prepares students for careers in one of the following areas: Graphic Arts, Commercial Art, or Web Design. Training in use of Adobe design software which allows students to pursue digital media, drawing, painting, digital photography or web design as an area of focus.

Selection Criteria - Programs may adjust their selection criteria ranges based on the applicant pool.

  • Course Grades: English (75-100), Math (75-100), Social Studies (75-100), Science (75-100)
  • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math
  • Attendance and Punctuality
Information Technologies Q67K Computer Science & Technology Screened 9 119 1,196 10 per seat
10 21 131 6 per seat

Program Description: Prepares students for careers in one of the following areas: CISCO Networking, focused on building and securing wired and wireless networks. Information Technology Specialist program focuses on building, maintaining, and troubleshooting computers, mobile devices and printers. Computer Forensics focuses on concepts of computers and transitions into security awareness, hacking, and mobile device and advanced computer forensics.

Selection Criteria - Programs may adjust their selection criteria ranges based on the applicant pool.

  • Course Grades: English (75-100), Math (75-100), Social Studies (75-100), Science (75-100)
  • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math
  • Attendance and Punctuality
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Q67M Engineering Screened 9 42 635 15 per seat
10 8 67 8 per seat

Program Description: The Computer Aided Design program prepares students to enter the field of architecture, construction and engineering (ACE). Students learn drafting fundamental and advanced features of AutoCAD and 3-D modeling using Revit Architecture software.

Selection Criteria - Programs may adjust their selection criteria ranges based on the applicant pool.

  • Course Grades: English (75-100), Math (75-100), Social Studies (75-100), Science (75-100)
  • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (3.0-4.5), Math (3.0-4.5)
  • Attendance and Punctuality
Electrical Installation Technologies Q67N Engineering Ed. Opt. 9 24 781 33 per seat
10 4 160 40 per seat

Program Description: Focuses on low voltage systems, residential wiring, motors, and motor controls. Students are also OSHA (Occupation Safety and Health Administration) certified.

Automotive Technologies Q67P Engineering Screened 9 85 719 8 per seat
10 15 143 10 per seat

Program Description: Focuses on National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) in the approved areas of Automotive and Collision/Refinishing. Automotive: Auto Electric, Brakes, Engine Performance, Steering and Suspension. Collision/Refinishing: painting and refinishing, Non-Structural Damage Analysis, Repair Standards and Competencies.

Selection Criteria - Programs may adjust their selection criteria ranges based on the applicant pool.

  • Course Grades: English (70-100), Math (70-100). Review of Social Studies, Science.
  • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (2.0-4.5), Math (2.0-4.5)
  • Attendance and Punctuality
Robotics/STEM Q67S Engineering Screened 9 24 681 28 per seat

Program Description: Focus is centered on students first learning basic robot building instructions, programming and movement then working with sensors and more complex robot behaviors. Projects incorporate STEM concepts.

Selection Criteria - Programs may adjust their selection criteria ranges based on the applicant pool.

  • Course Grades: English (80-100), Math (80-100), Social Studies (80-100), Science (80-100)
  • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (3.0-4.5), Math (3.0-4.5)
  • Attendance and Punctuality
Medical Careers Q67V Health Professions Screened 9 42 885 21 per seat

Program Description: Prepares students for careers in the Medical Assisting and Biotechnology professions. Medical Assisting focuses on the administrative duties and clinical skills required in a health care center. Biotechnology prepares students to work in a laboratory through simulation and lab settings.

Selection Criteria - Programs may adjust their selection criteria ranges based on the applicant pool.

  • Course Grades: English (85-100), Math (85-100), Science (85-100). Review of Social Studies.
  • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (3.0-4.5), Math (3.0-4.5)
  • Attendance and Punctuality