The Magnet Application Process

Millikan Science Academy is now The Science Academy G/HG/HA STEM Magnet

That means that after 15 years of having a spring application process, registration for The Science Academy must now be completed by November 13 on eChoices. A mandatory entry assessment will follow on November 17.

Sign up now for The Science Academy under the letter “T” on the EChoices Magnet application.

Mandatory Math/Science Assessment
at The Science Academy G/HG/HA STEM Magnet from 2:00 to 5:00 on November 17.
Please provide the following items at the time of the assessment:

  • Most recent report card
  • Most recent test scores, (if available)
  • Most recent graded writing sample
  • Teacher Recommendation (if possible)

Qualified applicants will then be asked to come in for a conference. If you would like a visit from us at any time or would like to communicate with us, please feel free to contact us at the email provided below.

Important dates to remember:
November 13, 2015 – Final deadline to submit application for The Science Academy G/HG/HA STEM Magnet through eChoices.
November 17, 2015 – Mandatory Math/Science assessment at The Science Academy G/HG/HA STEM Magnet from 2:00 to 5:00.

Below you will find a bulleted list of topics that students should be familiar with before starting 6th grade.

General Skills

  • Agenda Usage – Recording daily assignments and checking for completion
  • Organization and time management – teach and review basic academic support skills
  • Experience with group collaboration for projects, homework, and problem solving
  • Summarization Strategies (extracting relevant information)
  • Identifying the “BIG” idea of a Topic being taught
  • Recognizing the relevancy of what is being learned; purposeful learning
  • Abstract Thinking

Language Arts Skills

  • Understanding the parts and functions of a textbook (i.e. using glossary, index, table of contents, etc…)
  • Knowing how to peruse/skim a chapter
  • Outlining textbook reading selections
  • Identifying context clues in a reading
  • Analysis of text complexity
  • Lecture note taking skills/Creating Note Outlines
  • Experience with research (i.e. computer research, citations, cross referencing, etc…)
  • Latin/Greek prefixes, roots, and suffixes
  • Socratic Discussion/Debate

Social Studies Skills

  • Understanding of basic geography

* NOTE – every student should know “why” historical knowledge is important

  • All Common Core grade level mathematic standards of grades K – 5 including but not limited to place values, reciprocals, mathematical operations involving fractions, decimals and percentages and positive/negative integers, greater than/less than, roots, powers, single variable operations, basic geometry (perimeter, area, shapes) and graph interpretation
  • Word problems
  • Using mathematical tools (calculators, protractors, etc.)


  • Scientific Method
  • Introduction to the metric system (SI units)
  • Basic introduction to Periodic Table of Elements
  • Atomic structure
  • Basic introduction to the 11 Body Systems
  • Basic introduction to Technology
  • Introduction to the basic topics in the sciences of: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy and Geology

The students of the Science Academy STEM School must participate regularly (almost daily) in verbal and/or written exercises where they must analyze, synthesize, hypothesize, integrate and differentiate learned information in group/partnership discussion.

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