•  Fall Admission Cycle 


    Calendar icon  Application Timeline & Requirements

    Star icon  Window Opens | September 1, 2020 –  For Academies of Loudoun fall 2021 admissions 
    (AET and AOS programs only)

    Star icon  Window Closes | October 26, 2020 - Fall admissions window closes at 12:00 p.m. (noon)

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    September 1, 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.

     


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

    October 31st, November 7th or 14th
    , 2020 – Phase 1 - STEM Thinking Skills Assessment and 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). 

    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

    All Applicants:  

    • Writing Assessment (30 minutes)
    • STEM Thinking Skills Assessment (50 minutes)

     October 31, November 7th or 14th, 2020


    *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 PARTS EXPLAINED

  • All Applicants:

    All Applicants | Applicants complete the required assessments:

    • Writing Assessment (30 min)
    • STEM Thinking Skills Assessment (50 min).

      Note:  AET program 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.

     


  • Finalists Only

    For finalists only:

    • Letters of Recommendation (will not be used for fall 2021 entry due to COVID-19)
    • 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 Algebra I or above at the time of application
    • Writing Assessment
    • STEM Thinking Skills Assessment 

    Finalists Only:

    • Letters of Recommendation from eighth grade math and science teachers (automated process through admissions portal for LCPS students)  - will not apply to fall 2020 applicants due to COVID-19
    • Final grade of C or above in each course in grades 6 and 7

     

  • AOS Admission Criteria

    AOS Admission Criteria

    All applicants:

    • Enrolled in Algebra I or above at the time of application
    • Writing Assessment
    • STEM Thinking Skills Assessment 

    Finalists Only:

    • Letters of Recommendation from eighth grade math and science teachers (automated process through admissions portal for LCPS students) - will not apply to fall 2020 applicants due to COVID-19
    • Final grade of C or above in each course in grades 6 and 7

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