The Academy application and selection process is competitive, involving grade and behavioral review, testing, teacher evaluations, and an interview. Therefore all students must go through the same process. Due to the fact this program is a four – year program students must apply in the fall of the 8th – grade year. Students must have completed Algebra I before enrolling for Academy 9th grade classes.
Only students who currently reside or will reside in attendance zones for The Woodlands College Park HS (TWCPHS), The Woodlands HS (TWHS), Grand Oaks HS (GOHS), or Oak Ridge HS (ORHS) may apply to the Academy of Science and Technology. The Academy will accept applications from qualified current 8th-grade students who are zoned to TWCPHS, TWHS, GOHS, or ORHS from October November 1 for the next year’s freshman class-the Class of 2023. This will be the ONLY chance to apply. Except for late applications, described below, we will not accept an application from anyone who had a chance to apply in the 8th-grade.
Students who do not currently reside in the above mentioned attendance zone but will be moving into the zones may apply by November 1, 2018. Documentation of residence change is required. If the move occurs after the November date, the student will be treated as a Move-In and may apply in March 2019.
Students who are currently in private school or Home School but reside in the attendance zone for The Woodlands College Park High School, The Woodlands High School, Grand Oaks High School, or Oak Ridge High School may apply and participate in the fall admission process.
Move-ins and Late Applicants:
From March 1 through 18 of 2019, the Academy will accept applications from students who:
(1) will be new move -ins to the TWCPHS/TWHS/GOHS/ORHS zones; or
(2) are late applicants (didn’t make the November deadline).
Appointments will be made from this pool on a space-available basis only by mid-April; move-ins will be given priority over late applicants. Any student accepting appointment in grades 10 must meet all Academy graduation requirements.
Current 9th Grade Students:
The Academy will accept applications in March from current 9th students new to CISD who therefore didn’t get a chance to apply the previous November or March. Appointments will be made on qualifications and a space-available basis only. Any student accepting appointment in grade 10 must meet all Academy graduation requirements. We expect to offer appointments from this pool during April. We do not accept juniors or seniors due to the extensive programmatic requirements and limited opportunity to complete them in two years or less.
Academy students in good standing whose parents move to the CHS or CCHS attendance zones may apply for transfer to the Academy of Science and Health Professions (ASHP) at Conroe HS. The Academy will review applications of current ASHP students in good standing who would want to transfer should their parents move to the TWCPHS, TWHS, or ORHS zone and consider them on a space available basis and in the same pool with alternates. Transfers must be done at the start of a new year. Parents are responsible for CISD transfer approval and paperwork.
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