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​​​​​​​​Application & Admissions Timeline, 2019-20

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The Environmental Studies Academy at Western Albemarle High School is one of three 'magnet' academies offered by Albemarle County Public Schools. All students in the ACPS division are eligible to apply for admission to the Environmental Academy. It is expected that applicants completely fill out application and have all recommendations ready together at time of submission.

November 25, 2019, new applications will be available for download from our website at the bottom of this page. They can then be faxed, mailed, or hand delivered to Western Albemarle High School 5941 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Crozet VA 22932 C.O. Mr. Adam Mulcahy (Director ESA)

January 24, 2020, Application Due Date. Applications may be delivered to the students middle school guidance counselors or to WAHS. Applications may also be mailed to ESA, c/o Western Albemarle High School, 5941 Rockfish Gap Turnpike; Crozet, VA 22932, faxed to (434) 823-8711, attention Adam Mulcahy.

Please Note: (Because it has happened in the past). In the event Albemarle County schools are closed due to inclement weather on the due date, the deadline will be extended to the end of the next full school day.

February 28, 2020, All notifications will be sent electronically. As we anticipate students applying to multiple academies, there will be two rounds of acceptance letters. The 2nd round will occur as we attempt to balance numbers.

March 13, 2020, Students will confirm or deny acceptance. Middle school counselors will be notified, so that students are enrolled in the appropriate high schools for fall of the 2020-21 school year.

Requirements include:

  • General application
  • Three letters of recommendation (science teacher, Math or second science, other teacher, optional 4th rec)
  • Personal statement of interest
  • Two essay questions
  • Middle School Transcript
  • Admissions Agreement

ACPS Academy’s Application Instructions​ 

Application links live November 25​, 2019

A copy of these instructions can be found on each academy’s website.


MESA

Math, Engineering, & Science Academy


Part 1 https://goo.gl/6cqKAj


Part 2

Ask your teachers for a recommendation by asking them to fill out this form,

https://goo.gl/ANqYCa


  1. 8th grade math teacher recommendation

  2. 8th grade science teacher recommendation

  3. 7th grade math or science teacher recommendation

  4. Optional other person; teacher, coach, etc.


Part 3

All part two application should be typed. FIll out this Google template https://goo.gl/MrCWvN

To edit the form:

  1. Log into your Google account.

  2. Open the link above.

  3. From the “File” menu, select, “Make a copy…” Then edit your copy.

  4. See a teacher at your school if you need help.


Optional: We an optional math evaluation that is NOT part of the application. Taking it might give you some indication is you have the needed math skills. Do not turn it in to us. We do not want to see it. It is for you.


The application for juniors is coming by next Monday.

HMSA

Health and Medical Sciences Academy


Part 1 https://goo.gl/6cqKAj


Part 2

Ask your teachers for a recommendation by asking them to fill out this form, https://goo.gl/ANqYCa


  1. 8th grade math teacher recommendation

  2. 8th grade science teacher recommendation

  3. Optional other person (teacher, coach, music or dance instructor, etc.)



Part 3

All part two application should be typed. These documents can be found on the HMSA webpage located here.

ESA

Environmental Sciences Academy



Part 1 https://goo.gl/6cqKAj


Part 2

Ask your teachers for a recommendation by asking them to fill out this form, https://goo.gl/ANqYCa


  1. 8th grade math teacher recommendation

  2. 8th grade science teacher recommendation

  3. Optional other person (teacher, coach, music or dance instructor, etc.)



Part 3

All application-part 3 should be typed. ESA Part 3.​

Each Academy has unique part 3. Please hand into your 8th grade counselor to send with transcripts.


1.  8th grade math teacher recommendation

2.  8th grade science teacher recommendation

3.  Additional Teacher from 7th or 8th grade/any subject

4. Optional other person; teacher, coach, etc.

Application Parts for Each Academy (All three parts must be submitted by 1/26/2019) ​

ESA Part 1

Online at: ACPS Academy Application Part 1​. Fill out this form once and it is shared among all of the academies.

ESA Part 2

At least three recommendations.​

  • One from your 8th* grade science teacher. (7th grade if you are enrolled in science second semester.)
  • One from your 8th* grade math teacher.
  • One from another teacher.  (Note:  This is not required for HMSA, your third recommendation may be from a teacher, coach, or other adult in supervisory role.)
  • An optional fourth recommendation form from a teacher, coach, or other adult in supervisory role.

These are done online. Share this link: ACPS Application Part 2 Teacher Recommendation​.

 to the online recommendation form with your recommending teachers to make sure they know.

ESA Part 3

Due dates:

  • The teachers must electronically submit the recommendation form by 11:59 PM, January 24, 2020. (It is a good idea to remind them many days before the deadline.)
  • You must turn in the third part of the application to your guidance department by January 24, 2020.
  • Your Guidance department will combine your third part with a grade history for 7th - 8th grade and then send these documents to the appropriate academies.

Environmental Studies Academy Application​​

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Submit materials to:

ESA Applications
Adam Mulcahy
Western Albemarle High School
5491 Rockfish Gap Turnpike
Crozet, VA 22932

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