• The Academies of Loudoun has two application cycles


    Fall Admissions Cycle – application window for Academies of Loudoun fall 2019 admissions, 9th grade entry (for AET and AOS) 

    Winter Admissions Cycle – application window for Academies of Loudoun fall 2019 admissions, for Advanced AET (11th grade entry) and all MATA programs



    The Academies of Loudoun is preparing to enter the 2019 Fall Admissions Cycle – application window for Academies of Loudoun Fall 2020 admissions, 9th grade entry (for AET and AOS).  The Academies of Loudoun fall application window will open on August 12, 2019.


    We will hold the following fall admissions information sessions (for interested AET/AOS applicants):


    Tuesday, 8/13/19             Riverside High School Auditorium                 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Thursday, 8/29/19            Sterling Middle School Auditorium                6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Thursday, 9/5/19              Freedom High School Auditorium                 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, 9/11/19        Harmony Middle School Auditorium               6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Monday, 9/16/19              Independence High School Auditorium         6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Monday, 9/23/19              Dominion High School Auditorium                 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Thursday, 10/10/19          Briar Woods High School Auditorium            6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.      

    Target audience:  8thgrade students and families




    Academies of Loudoun Admissions Information


    When to apply? Click here to download 





    CCTDI/STEM Thinking Skills Assessment/CCTST-N Accommodations Information

    Students who are requesting testing accommodations for the CCTDI or STEM Thinking Skills Assessment must request the accommodations in writing to AcademiesAdmissions@lcps.org, no later than 12pm (noon) on October 18, 2019 and for the CCTST-N and Writing Assessment no later than 12pm (noon) January 6, 2020.  


    Important:  Only accommodations for standardized assessments that are part of an IEP (Individualized Education Program), Section 504 Plan, or an EL-APP (English Learner Assessment Participation Plan) can be considered.





    Fall Admission Cycle Timeline


    August 12, 2019 –  Fall admissions window opens for Academies of Loudoun fall 2020 admissions (for AET and AOS programs).  (closes at 12pm on October 18th)  $35 application fee must be paid before application is complete. Once payment has been made, please login to the admissions portal and schedule the assessments that are required This link will take you to the Application Portal.


    October 18, 2019 - Fall admissions window closes at 12:00 p.m. (noon)


    November 2nd or 9th, 2019 – Phase 1 - California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI), STEM Thinking Skills Assessment 


    January 11, 2020 - Phase 2 (finalists only) California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST-N), Writing Assessment


    March 2020 – Admission offers will be posted in admissions portal


    March-May 2020 - Students must accept or decline all admissions offers





    Admission Information for Private and Home-School Students - Fall Application 


    Private and Home-School Instructions


    Admission Information for Private and Home-School Students - Winter Application


     Private and Home-School Instructions





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