• Academies of Loudoun



    The Academies of Loudoun is preparing to enter the Fall Admissions Cycle – application window for Academies of Loudoun fall 2023 admissions, 9th grade entry (for AET and AOS). 

    The Academies of Loudoun fall application window has now CLOSED.


    The following admissions information sessions (for interested AET/AOS applicants):




    Academies of Loudoun Fall Admission Cycle Timeline


    September – admissions window opens for Academies of Loudoun fall 2024 admissions (for AET and AOS programs). $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 connect you to the student application portal.


    November 2023 - Phase 1 - California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI) Student choice of testing day


    January 2024 - Finalist Assessment Phase 2 (California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST-N), writing prompt, and interest statement)


    March/April 2024 – Admission offers will be posted in admissions portal 

    March-May 2024 -Students must accept or decline all admissions offers

    Questions: ACLAdmissions@lcps.org



    Admissions process (highly competitive)

    • Phase 1 (all applicants) - CCTDI (30 min), STEM Thinking Skills Assessment (50 min – new for Fall 2024 Admissions). Applicants must also identify an AET pathway choice.
    • Phase 2 (finalists only) - CCTST-N (50 min), Letters of Recommendation, Writing Assessment (30 min), Academic Record review
    • The admissions panel does not have access to applicant gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, special education status, or English learner status at any point during the admissions process.
Last Modified on October 23, 2023