Single Status Update
Yeah, I have a mom just like that too, lol. Good thing I applied to Forest Hills H.S., b/c my zoned school (Flushing H.S.) is crap...you know, you can always appeal your decision, even though your chances of winning are slim, but it's worth a shot.
If your grades are good this year, and you get good scores on your ELA/Math exams this year, apply again in freshmen year. And retake the SHSAT as well. Also, what Specialized High Schools did you apply to?