Application Timeline

August-September 2021

Potential applicants and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend a Specialty Center Fair. 

  • Please watch this space or view our calendar for updates to the schedule. 

  • You can view last year's Virtual Specialty Center Fair here.  

October-November 2021

Visit an informational Open House at JRHS and apply to the Center.

  • Applications officially open October 15, 2021.  Begin your application here.

  • Visit our Open House on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 6:30pm.  Attendees hear from current students and also participate in Q&A breakout sessions.

  • Ensure that your middle school counselor is informed of your intent to apply.  Your counselor will forward transcripts and recommendations to our attention.

December 2021

  • Applications are due December 1, 2021.

February 2022

  • Applicant Interviews

March 2022

  • Decisions finalized and offers sent

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Candidate selection is reliant on a variety of factors.  When considering applications, we review the following:


  • The applicant's middle school grades;

  • A strong application demonstrating leadership, community service, participation in activities, awards, and other interests;

  • A confidential recommendation from a 6th, 7th, or 8th grade English or Social Studies teacher;

  • A second confidential recommendation from the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade teacher of your choice; and

  • Participation in an interview panel with faculty and students