Admission to ACCESS Academy is by application and lottery.   

    Application/Lottery for the 2024-25 school year opens February 15, 2024, and closes March 15th, 2024.                                (Click here for info sessions and tours.)

    Eligibility Requirements:

    1. Applicant has scored at the 99th percentile or above on a nationally-normed assessment of Reading, Math, and/or Cognitive Ability

    The student must have a composite score at the 99th percentile to be considered for ACCESS. At this time, PPS uses OSAS (state testing), MAP (district benchmark testing), and NNAT (district TAG testing) as ACCESS applicable tests. The score/s may also come from a variety of valid normed assessments families can seek from outside testers such as the ITBS for reading and math, the WISC-V, CogAT7, Ravens, NNAT3, Battelle, and Kaufman.

    If you received a 99th Percentile Eligibility letter from the PPS Office of Talented and Gifted this year or in any previous year, this document can be submitted in lieu of the formal TAG Identification letter with the 99th percentile or MAP score, etc. 

    The cost of testing for those choosing to test privately, and whether it will be covered by insurance, varies based on what tests you are having done and which provider you use. The district TAG department knows more about outside testing than the ACCESS school team does. Below is a list of acceptable tests:

    2. You will see a question on the application about "demonstrated need." Everyone with a 99% score is able to mark the "has met or exceeded all benchmarks" options. This is demonstrated by the test score. You do not need any evidence of other hardship, etc. 

    If Applying, Please Keep In Mind: 

    1. Documentation of a 99th percentile is required in order to complete the application. Please have this available prior to completing the application. You can use the 99% eligibility letter you received from the TAG office, or if you got an email directly from the ACCESS principal you can screenshot and attach that. For the proof of the 99% score there is no longer an upload feature on the current application. Instead you need to email your attachment to: enrollment-office@pps.net 
    2. The ACCESS Application will be online through ParentVue. Go here: https://www.pps.net/Page/2343  For those family members with students already in PPS and a ParentVue account, you will be able to apply directly through that account. From those applying from outside of PPS, you will be able to create a new ParentVue account. Here is how to signup for ParentVue if you don't have it yet, and if you do scroll toward the bottom to see how to access the lottery: ParentVue Instructions.

    Admission to ACCESS Academy is by application and lottery.