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Instructions for Completing Part I: Applicants to the LCPS Academy of Science must  register and obtain an account password.  In order to register, please click on the word REGISTER at the top of this page, just to the left of the search box. Applicants will use this login to access the application. If an applicant is under the age of 13, we suggest that you substitute the parent’s date of birth in order to obtain a username/password at registration.  Applicant will then sign in to the application page.  In order to be considered for admission you must submit Part I of the AOS Application for Admission no later than the posted deadline and complete the payment process at the LCPS Payment Portal. 

Part I of the AOS Application for Admission must be submitted no later than September 22, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. You should plan to complete this application in one sitting, and click on "DONE" to submit your application. After submitting your application, you will see a message on the screen confirming our receipt of your application. It is STRONGLY recommended that you print and retain a copy of this screen for your records. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY CONFIRMATION OF YOUR COMPLETION OF PART I OF THE AOS APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION. Please do not call the Academy of Science office to request confirmation of our application. 

Applicants will be registered to take the PSAT on Saturday October 15th at Dominion High School, and to take the California Critical Thinking Skills Inventory on a date TBD in fall 2016. LCPS eighth grade students will take the CCTDI on a school day in their middle school; location will be announced for private and home school students. 
Applicants will be asked to provide the names of their current mathematics and science teachers.  Applicants should be sure to list their EIGHTH GRADE mathematics and science teachers.
All applicants will receive an admission ticket for the PSAT via USPS during the week of October 3, 2016.  The letter will be delivered to the mailing address listed in the applicant's application.
All applicants will be notified by email of the CCTDI testing date and location.   The message will be delivered to the student email and parent email listed in the application.

The application fee of $33.00 covers the cost of both tests. You may pay by credit card using the LCPS Portal (there will be a $.98 service charge) or by giving a check to the bookkeeper at your LCPS middle school.  The check should be made out to "County of Loudoun."  To access the Payment Portal, please go to and follow the instructions to submit payment.  

Notification letters with finalist status to be postmarked and mailed to all Part I applicants no later than January 9, 2017.  Finalists will be invited to complete Part II of the AOS Application, and to complete a writing prompt and the California Critical Thinking Skills Test.


Last Modified on September 8, 2016