Welcome to Admissions at the Academies of Loudoun

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    The Academies of Loudoun has two application cycles


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


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




    Parent Information Sessions - 2020 Winter Admissions Cycle

    (All sessions will be in the school auditorium)





    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    Independence HS

    6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Woodgrove HS

    6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    Thursday, January 16, 2020

    Park View HS

    6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, January 25, 2020

    Broad Run HS

    10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

    Thursday, February 6, 2020

    Potomac Falls HS

    6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    Briar Woods HS

    6:30 – 7:30 p.m.


    When to Apply

     When to Apply
    When to Apply to our Pathways and Programs

      View our guide


    *Interpretation Request
     - Please email AcademiesAdmissions@lcps.org if you require interpretation services to attend an information session. Please include preferred date(s) and language(s). NOTE: All requests must be received no later than five (5) business days prior to your selected information session. 

    Testing Accommodations Information
    CCTDI/STEM Thinking Skills Assessment/CCTST-N AccommodationsTesting Accommodation Icon

    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

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    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)  

    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 25, 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 Schooled Applicant Instructions - FALL

    Winter Application
    Private and Home Schooled Applicant Instructions - WINTER