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    Admission to ACCESS Academy is by application and lottery.  

     

    Application/Lottery for the 2022-2023 school year opens February 17, 2022, and closes March 16th.

    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, the score/s may be from a variety of valid normed assessments such as the ITBS for reading and math, the WISC-V, CogAT7, Ravens, NNAT3, Battelle, and Kaufman.  PPS has also transitioned to using OSAS and Map as a data point for reading and math in formal TAG identification.

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

    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. Below is a list of acceptable tests:

     2. Applicant has a demonstrated need for an alternative program.

    ACCESS Academy was established in 2002 as an Alternative Program.  Therefore a student must also meet eligibility as directed by the state requirements for alternative education, which will be a question on the application. Please look at our FAQ page or reach out if you have questions. 

    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. Documentation should be available in your child's cumulative file at their school (which may be completely digital at this time). 
    2. The ACCESS Application is available in SchoolMint Application. Please make sure you fill out the ACCESS specific application as it is different than the general SchoolMint application..  

     

    Admission to ACCESS Academy is by application and lottery.