FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
****Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Jillian Youngblood (917) 575-9275
Connie Connors (212) 219-9055
Noodle Brings NYC High School Search Process Online
NEW YORK, November 13, 2013 Noodle is pleased to announce the launch of its New York City high school search, allowing students and parents to better navigate the complicated high school search process. The tool allows families to easily search on more than 450 city high schools by academic focus, location, extracurricular activities, and more. Until now, the main resource for the search process was a 400-page book from the Department of Education (DOE).
Noodle was one of five organizations selected by Innovate NYC Schools, an initiative of DOE, for the School Choice Design Challenge to make it easier for families in New York City to search for and apply to high schools.
New York City has the most extensive high school choice system in the country, but finding the right school is a daunting task, said CEO John Katzman. Noodle wants to take the anxiety out of the high school search process, and open students up to options they didn't even know about.
Noodles search tool gives students options to choose by location, private and/or public, special academic programs, activities and clubs, sports, religious affiliations, gender, and more. So whether a student is looking for a computer science school with a chess club, a small school close to home, or simply wants to browse the options by borough, Noodle is an easy-to-use, fast, and comprehensive resource. Noodle also makes it simple to stay organized. A student can create a list of schools she is interested in, share it with family, friends, and guidance counselors, and get feedback to help make a final choice.
The tool also features important information on how to navigate the search and admissions process. Families can start by learning about the different types of high schools and getting a sense of the various application requirements.
Founded by the creator of The Princeton Review, Noodle's mission is to help anyone make a more informed decision about their education from K-12 to college and tutoring to courses. Noodle Education is headquartered in New York City.