• Winter Admission Cycle

     Application Timeline & RequirementsCalendar icon

    Window Opens | December 7, 2020 - Admissions window opens for Academies of Loudoun Winter 2021 admissions cycle (for Advanced AET and MATA programs). 
    Window Closes | February 17, 2021 - Winter admissions window closes at 12pm "noon".  

    December 7, 2020 – winter admissions window opens for Academies of Loudoun for 2021 admissions (for Advanced AET and MATA programs) through Academies of Loudoun website.
    February 17, 2021 - Winter admissions window closes at 12 pm noon.  $35 application fee must be paid along with the applicant’s resume and career goal statement being uploaded in the online portal before the application to be considered complete.
    February 20, 2021 - Advanced AET Admissions Assessment (writing prompt and interest statement)
    March 2021 – Admission offers will be posted in admissions portal
    March/May 2021 - Students must accept or decline all admissions offers by logging into the portal. 

    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.

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     Required Assessments, Interviews and Testing Dates

     Test Name

    Testing Date

    Advanced AET Writing Assessment

    February 20, 2021


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

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    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.

    Homeschool Icon Admission Information for Private and Home-School Students 
     Winter Application
     2020 Winter Admissions Guidelines for Home and Private School Applicants

     Additional info  Additional Admissions Information

  • Admissions Criteria by Program

  • Advanced AET Admission Criteria

    Advanced AET Admission Criteria

    • Currently enrolled in Math Analysis
    • Successful completion of 2 science credits by the end of 10th grade (Research Earth Science and/or Research Biology and/or Research Chemistry are recommended)
    • Final grade of C or above in each course in grade 9 and grade of C or above in each course for Semester I of grade 10
    • PSAT scores (NMSQT)
    • Writing Assessment score 


  • MATA Admission Criteria

    MATA Admission Criteria

    • Resume (upload in admissions portal)

      The resume must include:

      Full name and LCPS student ID
      All experiences or interests relevant to pathway choices in application
    • Career Goal Statement (500 word max – upload in admissions portal)
    • Enrolled in Algebra I or above at time of application
    • PSAT score (NMSQT)**
    • Review of Academic Record
    • Verification of on-time graduation requirements
    • Counselor recommendation (automated process through admissions portal for LCPS students)

    **Applicants without a PSAT score report may submit an SAT or an ACT score report as a substitute.  Results must be submitted to the Admissions Office prior to February 17, 2021



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