Auditions

Our school receives applications from all 5 boroughs of New York ONLY NYC residents that are 8th and first time 9th grade students are eligible to apply and have the opportunity to audition

If you are a highly interested 7th grader, you have the possibility of auditioning EARLY by participating in our VIRTUAL HSFI NOW Portfolio Prep Live June 30th and taking the ONLINE EXAM - NOW LIVE

Audition Information:

All students can audition for the High School of Fashion Industries in 1 of 2 ways:

 

Choice #1  - ONLINE

Submit an online audition 

OR

Choice #2  - IN PERSON

Audition dates for FALL 2020 will be announced by the end of school year. Due to the pandemic, we will be following in-person protocol dictated by the NYC DOE

PLEASE VISIT BACK FOR UPDATES

Danielle Silva 

Assistant Principal of Admissions

and Parent Engagement

212-255-1235 ext. 1251  

dsilva3@schools.nyc.gov

Rosa Isabel Chavez

Admissions Associate 

Fashion Design Instructor

212-255-1235 ext. 1256 

rchavez5@schools.nyc.gov

Graphics Art by Vicky Zhang

PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

All students applying to the High School of Fashion Industries must take the entrance examination and prepare a portfolio to be presented during the admissions exam.

 

BASIC GUIDELINES 

 

  1. Complete an Art, Business Marketing and Visual Merchandising or Fashion Design portfolio depending on which program you would like to major in at the High School of Fashion Industries. You may create more than one portfolio.

  2. All work should be neat, clean and unwrinkled.

  3. Drawings should be done on unlined paper and mounted on construction paper (preferably black so your illustrations stand out).

  4. Place all work into an appropriately sized envelope, folder or case.

  5. Put forth your best effort. Remember that a neat, well-organized and complete portfolio will without a doubt be recognized

Fashion Design

These are GENERAL requirements - we do not offer SPECIFICS because we want to see the RANGE of CREATIVITY of the applicant. All WORK submitted must be ORIGINAL and submitted either in person or online ATTACHED to their online audition.

 

BASIC GUIDELINES 

Submit 5 ORIGINAL fashion illustrations/designs

Fashion illustrations can be submitted either

 

ONLINE 

or

IN PERSON when auditioning

***In person audition protocol changed due to pandemic

Art & Design Photography, &

New Media 

These are GENERAL requirements - we do not offer SPECIFICS because we want to see the RANGE of CREATIVITY of the applicant. All WORK submitted must be ORIGINAL and submitted either in person or online ATTACHED to their online audition.

 

BASIC GUIDELINES 

Submit 5 pieces of ORIGINAL art work

 
 
 

Business Marketing Management, & Visual  Merchandising

These are GENERAL requirements - we do not offer SPECIFICS because we want to see the RANGE of CREATIVITY of the applicant. All WORK submitted must be ORIGINAL and submitted either in person or online ATTACHED to their online audition.

 

BASIC GUIDELINES 

 ​Submit a 200-word essay describing a student’s favorite store to shop AND a visual advertisement for this store - FAILURE TO SUBMIT BOTH WILL BE SCORED AS INCOMPLETE

 

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  1. Use different medium such as colored pencils, watercolor or tempera paints, charcoal and oil pastels.

  2. VARIETY is an important characteristic of a well developed portfolio.

  3. RESEARCH different famous artists and their works to gather ideas to create your own original pieces. The NYC public library has a vast collection of art history.

 
 

Portfolio Workshops

 HSFI NOW!

Class of 2025! 

Three day portfolio preparation sessions offered to students 

highly interested in attending HSFI in the Fall of 2021

will be offered VIRTUALLY to current 7th graders ONLY

 

Our virtual portfolio tutorials are designed to help all 

interested applicants complete their current portfolio 

or begin a portfolio for their upcoming audition to our school.

 

The guidance given for portfolios are tailor-made 

to fit HSFI requirements for our majors.  

 

The Majors are Fashion Design, Visual Merchandising/  

Fashion Marketing & Management and Graphics & Illustration

The tutorials will go LIVE June 30th

Interested 7th graders will be able to register to obtain access

to all tutorials and then submit their portfolios

with the EARLY ONLINE EXAM 

IF YOU CHOOSE TO COMPLETE THE

EARLY ONLINE EXAM

YOU MUST HAVE A PORTFOLIO TO SUBMIT

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT PORTFOLIOS

WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

NO EXCEPTIONS

Criteria & Rubric

The following is our Admissions Rubric and Criteria for all programs offered. Upon examining you will notice that the most important criteria for admission is ATTENDANCE and Grade Point Average. It counts for 70% of your score and will greatly impact our decision when reviewing your audition. If you are considering us as your choice for High School enrollment, remember to make your Grades and your Attendance a #1 priority. Every day is a new chance to turn things around! 

***ATTENDANCE COMPONENT FOR FALL 2020 AUDITION WILL CHANGE*** 

DUE TO PANDEMIC

Please visit back for updates

Click On the Question Marks Below For More Information

Due to Pandemic, attendance will not be factored in when calculating Audition Score
for Fall 2020 Auditions

Don't Worry!

Click on the major of your choice on the right!

But I don't Know The Portfolio Requirements

 NOTICE:

Students with special circumstances will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the Office of Admissions at the High School Fashion Industries. 

It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship/immigration status, age, disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression in its educational programs and activities, and to maintain an environment free of sexual harassment, as required by law.

 

Inquiries regarding compliance with appropriate laws may be directed to:

Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, (718) 935-3320 or the Respect for All Coordinators Giovanni Raschilla or Danielle Silva.

 
 
 
 
 

High School Fairs

Fashion High attends all fairs

CTE and High School fairs in all Boroughs  

Fair dates are determined by NYC DOE

and will be announced

Please visit back for updates

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOLTOURS

Middle School GROUP Tours for the 2020-21 school year 

are reserved by APPOINTMENT ONLY - Link not available till further notice.

VIRTUAL tours of our building are accessible on our website and are an optimal choice till further notice from NYC DOE regarding person to person contact.

 

IN PERSON TOUR DATES ARE TO BE ANNOUNCED AND WILL FOLLOW NYC DOE PROTOCOL

DUE TO PANDEMIC

 

 Tours are regularly conducted by Ms. Silva, A.P. of Admissions & Parent Engagement and/or Ms. Chavez, Admissions Associate and/or Fashion Student Ambassadors

 

Groups are taken to classes in session of all three majors. 

In some instances, our current students are encouraged to share their experience and work to guests. Groups may also be taken to visit the school store, auditorium, lunchroom,  gymnasium, and the school health center.  

 

Opening the doors to all interested students is important for us. Giving future students this experience allows them to feel if they are a 'fit' for Fashion High.  

This Form Must Be filled Out By A Middle School Staff Member

Link has been deactivated till further notice

 

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OPEN HOUSE

TOURS

Our doors are open to potential candidates 

and their parents individually during our Open House Dates

OPEN HOUSE DATES ARE TO BE ANNOUNCED AND WILL FOLLOW NYC DOE PROTOCOL

DUE TO PANDEMIC

 

**Visitors can be furnished with 'Excuse Notes' for Job and School absence**

 

Opening our doors to all interested students is important for us.  

Giving future students this experience allows 

them to feel if they are a 'fit' for Fashion High.  

 

 Tours are conducted by  

Ms. Silva, A.P. of Admissions & Parent Engagement 

and/or

Ms. Chavez, Admissions Associate

and/or Our Fashion Ambassadors

​​​​​​​

Our doors are open to potential candidates 

and their parents without the need of a reservation. 

 

If you have any questions about the admissions process,

please contact:

 

Danielle Silva at 212- 255-1235 ext. 1251 

or dsilva3@schools.nyc.gov 

or

Rosa Chavez at 212-255-1235 ext. 1256 or rchavez5@schools.nyc.gov 

 
 

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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1.

Who is eligible to apply?

 

All current NYC residents that are currently 8th and first-time 9th-grade students.

2.

What are the criteria for admissions?

 

All students interested in applying to Fashion Industries for possible admission for the upcoming fall must fill out an NYC High School application and take the admissions exam.

 

Students are selected based on the following criteria:

 

  1. Admissions Exam Score

  2. Portfolio Score

  3. 8th-grade Applicants: Seventh Grade Attendance Records.9th-grade Applicants:  Current Attendance Records.

  4. 8th-Grade Applicants: Seventh Grade Final Grades. 9th-Grade Applicants: Current Grades

3.

When does the admissions process take place?

 

One academic year prior to possible entrance.

 

For example: All participants in the 2021-2022 admissions process are applying for possible admission for

Fall 2020

4.

When will the admissions examinations take place for possible fall 2020 admissions?

 

Audition Information:

All students can audition for the High School of Fashion Industries in 1 of 2 ways:


Choice #1 - Submit an online audition by visiting the school website @hsfi.nyc 
or

Choice #2 - Audition in person

5.

Where do I get an NYC High School application in order to apply to Fashion?

 

NYC High School applications are available in the guidance office of the prospective applicant's current school. All public and private NYC guidance counselors have access to the NYC High School Application.

 

***In order for a student's audition to be valid, a high school application must be submitted in their name listing Fashion Industries as one of their choices.  

6.

What do I need to bring for my audition date?

 

You will need to bring the following for the day of the audition:

 

a) Two no. 2 pencils to take the admissions exam.

b) Your portfolio. Please refer to our portfolio requirements for further insight on on how to create a well-developed portfolio for the day of the audition.

7.

What is on the admissions exam?

 

a) Short Answer Questions

b) Essay

c) Drawing/Creative Section

d) Spanish Proficiency Questions (to determine foreign language placement in the fall if matched to our school)

8.

Will I have a full academic program along with my career and technical educational classes?

 

Yes, absolutely! All students follow the required NYS Common Core and Regents Requirements and Career and Technical Education Curriculum in either Art, Fashion Marketing and Visual Merchandising, or Fashion Design. Majority of our students graduate with a CTE Advanced Regents Diploma.  

 

Advanced Placement and Honors classes are offered in the following academic areas:

 

Advanced Algebra, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus

Advanced Placement Computer Science

Advanced Placement Art

Advanced Placement Spanish Language

Advanced Placement English Literature

Advanced Placement Calculus

Advanced Placement Biology 

Advanced Placement Psychology

Advanced Placement US Government and Politics

Advanced Placement US History

Chemistry Honors

Coding

English Honors

Global Studies Honors

Physics

 

**Please visit the following portals: Departments and Prospective Students (Presentations)

9.

Are instructional support services available for students with IEPs?

 

The Instructional Support Service Department fully supports students with IEPs and offers the following service:

 

Resource Room

Integrated Co-Teaching

Small Class Setting

 

**Please visit the Special Education portal of our website found under Departments.

10.

 What is the graduation rate?

 

The current graduation rate for the class of 2019 is 95 percent.

11.

What colleges, universities, and post-secondary programs do Fashion students attend after graduation?

 

Currently, our Fashion Graduates are attending the following universities and post-secondary academic institutions: 

Parsons School of Design 

Hampton University

Fashion Institute of Technology

New York University

Pratt Institute

Columbia University

Buffalo State

Emerson

Binghamton University

LIM

Stony Brook University

Brown University

University at Albany 

Syracuse

University of Rochester 

Ithaca

Penn State  

UConn

School of Visual Arts 

Macaulay Honors College at Baruch

Mount Holyoke College 

Howard

12.

Where is Fashion Industries located? 

 

We are located in the heart of Chelsea on 24th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. 

13.

What are the nearest train lines? 

 

The nearest train lines are:

 

1 train on 23rd Street and the corner of 7th Avenue.

C and E trains on 23rd Street and the corner of 8th Avenue.

F train on 23rd Street and the corner of 6th Avenue.

Transportation passes are available to all students who are eligible.

14.

What types of extra-curricular activities are offered?

 

There are a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and PSAL sports teams to choose from as a student at Fashion.

15.

What other special programs are offered at Fashion Industries?

 

Along with well structured academic classes, career and technical educational programs, and a multitude of extra-curricular activities, students can take part in our Work Based Learning and Executive Internship programs to gain hands on experience within their fields of study at Fashion Industries.

Call Us

(212) 255-1235 EXT. 1251

 

The High School of Fashion Industries • 225 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011 • Phone: (212) 255-1235 Fax: (212) 255-4756 • Daryl Blank, Principal 

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