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Admissions Process and Deadlines

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Member Towns:
Acton, Arlington, Bolton, Concord, Dover, Lancaster, Lexington, Needham, Stow


Admissions Process

  1. Fill out an application (click here)
  2. We will request academic, attendance, and conduct records, as well as a recommendation form, from your sending school after the second term or first trimester has ended.
  3. In late November/early December we will contact you to schedule an interview (if you are from a non-member town, we will reach out for an interview after February 15th).
  4. To meet the February 15th priority deadline, you must be from a member town and your application must be complete, including a completed interview.

Admissions Criteria

Admissions is based on 5 equally weighted criteria totaling an Application Score of 100 points

  1. Academic Record (two years (7th and 8th grade) of grades in 4 main academic areas: Math, English, Science, and History)
  2. Attendance (two years (7th and 8th grade) of Attendance records)
  3. School Discipline/Conduct (two years (7th and 8th grade) of Discipline/Conduct records)
  4. Sending School Recommendation (the form for this is on Page 3 of the application- recommendation letters are welcome, but not required)
  5. Interview with Admissions

Important Dates

February 15

Deadline for resident students to complete the application process for March 1st review. A completed application includes a completed application form, the receipt of all required records from the sending school, a Minuteman Recommendation Form, and an interview with the Admissions Office

March 1

Notification of acceptance, denial, or wait list for resident student applications submitted by February 15th.

March 8

Resident students must confirm acceptance of offer of enrollment

March 15

After March 15, non-resident students may be accepted only if there are no qualified resident students on the list. Once a student has accepted an offer of admission, the offer cannot be rescinded by the District based on residency.

April 1

Deadline to file Chapter 74 Vocational Technical Nonresident Student Tuition Application with the Superintendent of the nonresident student’s district-of-residence