•  Fall Admission Cycle 


    Calendar icon  Application Timeline & Requirements

    Star icon  Window Opens | August 10, 2020 –  For Academies of Loudoun fall 2021 admissions 
    (AET and AOS programs only)

    Star icon  Window Closes | October 23, 2020 - Fall admissions window closes at 12:00 p.m. (noon)

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    August 10, 2020 –  Fall admissions window opens for Academies of Loudoun fall 2020 admissions (for AET and AOS programs).  (closes at 12pm on  October 23rd)  

    Application Fee

    $35 application fee must be paid before application is complete (fee is automatically reduced or waived for free/reduced lunch status). Once  payment has been made, please login to the admissions portal and schedule the assessments that are required.    Link to the Application Portal.

    The $35 application fee may be fully waived for all applicants pending FY21 budget approval.  


    October 23, 2020 - 
    Fall admissions window closes at 12:00 p.m. (noon)

    November 7th or 14th
    , 2020 – Phase 1 - California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI), STEM Thinking Skills Assessment 

    January 9, 2021 
    - Phase 2 (finalists only) California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST-N), Writing Assessment

    March 2021 
    – Admission offers will be posted in admissions portal

    March-May 2021 
    - Students must accept or decline all admissions offers

     


    Required For Application

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     Application Fee: $35 application fee must be paid before application is complete (fee is automatically reduced or waived for free/reduced lunch status). The $35 application fee may be fully waived for all applicants pending FY21 budget approval.  

    Assessment Icon  Assessments: Once your fee has been paid, please login to the admissions portal and schedule the required assessments.


     Testing Icon Required Assessments and Testing Dates 

    Test Name

    Testing Date

    Phase 1  

    • CCTDI | California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (30 minutes
    • STEM Thinking Skills Assessment (50 minutes)

     November 7th or 14th, 2020

    Phase 2 (finalists only)

    • CCTST-N | California Critical Thinking Skills Test (50 minutes)
    • Writing Assessment (30 minutes)

     January 9, 2021


    *In the event of an emergency on a testing date, please contact the Admissions Office (AcademiesAdmissions@lcps.org

    Testing Icon Testing Accommodations
    Are Accommodations Offered for Testing?  

    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.


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     Additional Addmissions Information

  • ADMISSIONS PHASES 1 & 2 EXPLAINED

  • Phase 1 of Admissions

    Phase 1

     All Applicants | Applicants complete the required assessments:

    • CCTDI (30 min)
    • STEM Thinking Skills Assessment (50 min – new for Fall 2020 Admissions).

      Applicants must also identify an AET pathway choice.

    Note: 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.

     


  • Phase 2 of Admissions

    Phase 2 
    For finalists only | Finalists complete the required assessments:

    • CCTST-N (50 min)
    • Writing Assessment (30 min)
    • Letters of Recommendation 
    • Academic Record review 

    Note: 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.

     


  • ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM

  • AET Admission Criteria

    AET Admission Criteria

    All applicants:

    • Enrolled in Geometry or above at the time of application
    • California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory scores (CCTDI)
    • STEM Thinking Skills Assessment 

    Finalists Only:

    • California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST-N)
    • Letters of Recommendation from eighth grade math and science teachers (automated process through admissions portal for LCPS students)
    • Writing Assessment
    • Final grade of C or above in each course in grades 6 and 7, and C or above in each course for Semester I of grade 8

     

  • AOS Admission Criteria

    AOS Admission Criteria

    All applicants:

    • Enrolled in Algebra I or above at the time of application
    • California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory scores (CCTDI)
    • STEM Thinking Skills Assessment 

    Finalists Only:

    • California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST-N)
    • Letters of Recommendation from eighth grade math and science teachers (automated process through admissions portal for LCPS students)
    • Writing Assessment
    • Final grade of C or above in each course in grades 6 and 7, and C or above in each course for Semester I of grade 8

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