Jersey City BOE OKs measure seeking to change admission policies for McNair, Infinity High Schools


The Jersey City Board of Education approved a measure to review and change admission policies for McNair and Infinity High Schools beginning with the class of 2026.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

” … Therefore, be it resolved that the Jersey City Board of Education will undertake a
review of the current policies and procedures for admissions to Infinity and McNair High
Schools, that will include an analysis and comparison with other major and smaller city
school districts across the country in order to determine the best process for admissions to
our city high schools,” the resolution says.

The board announced last night that the new admissions process will work to improve socioeconomic diversity in their magnet high schools, which is currently based solely on race.

“As we continue to grow as a city, we want to ensure that our schools continue to be a conduit for social mobility,” BOE President Mussab Ali, an alumnus of McNair, Class of 2015, said in a statement this morning.

“I know exactly what McNair has done for me and want to ensure children from all over the city have a chance at getting that experience.”

The school board also committed to increasing the awareness around the admissions process to encourage more students an opportunity to apply to McNair High School and Infinity High School.

A virtual public session will be hosted next month on July 15th to solicit feedback on proposals to change the admissions process.

This year, US News ranked McNair Academic as the 5th best high school in New Jersey, with Infinity ranked as the 11th best high school in the state.

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