• Who is Eligible to Apply?

    The L&N STEM Academy accepts transfers for 9th and 10th-grade students only.  All rising 9th and 10th-grade students are eligible to apply for the L&N STEM Academy.

    Each class of students will be composed of approximately 150 students.  Therefore, 150 9th-grade students will be accepted and approximately 30 to 35 students will be accepted to fill our sophomore class to 150.

    How do We Choose our Students?

    If the number of students who apply for the L&N STEM Academy exceeds the number of available seats, a geographic lottery will be used to determine which students receive a transfer.  Students will be allocated to the L&N STEM Academy based on their zoned high school. Each zoned high school will receive a number of seats at the L&N based on the number of students it has when compared to the rest of the county.  This lottery is completed by a computer program that randomly assigns students a lottery number.  There are no additional weights for gender, race, socio-economic background, or previous academic history.

    For example, if High School X has 10% of all rising 9th-grade students throughout the county, then 10% of the students accepted to the L&N STEM Academy would be zoned for High School X. In this example, 15 9th-grade students (10% of 150 9th graders) who are zoned to attend High School X would receive a transfer.

    If a particular zoned school does not allocate its full allotment of students, then the extra seats are placed into a second round lottery for students who did not receive a seat during the initial lottery period.

    How do I Apply?

    Apply online before the designated date in February of the current year.