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Application Information

Academy applications are now closed for the 2024-25 school year.  Please check back in December 2024 for information regarding the 2025-26 school year.

The Academy for Advanced Learning at Theodore Judah is enrolled through an application process. Following the application submission, students will complete an assessment. Students will be assessed in reading, writing, mathematics, and dispositions for learning.  We do not use norm-referenced or standardized tests for admission. All applicants will receive an email with information on signing up for testing. 

*Please note: applications are only open to students currently in Kindergarten or 3rd grade. Students join the academy going into first grade or fourth grade. We do not admit students in any other grades. Enrollment into first and third-grade academy classes follows FCUSD enrollment by birth date. 

Students applying to enter the academy must have a birthdate in the following range:

Entering First Grade Academy: 9/2/17 - 9/1/18

Entering Fourth Grade Academy: 9/2/14 - 9/1/15

Important information regarding GATE-qualified students:  If your child has qualified for GATE, your child will be supported in their current classroom.  Additionally, GATE qualification does not guarantee admission to the academy at TJE.  All families complete an application and all students test. 

Academy Application, Testing, and Admission Timeline

December 15, 2023 - Academy application opens. A link will be posted on the TJE website. Only students currently in Kindergarten or 3rd grade can apply.

January 4, 2024 - Academy information night 5:30-6:30 PM. 

January 5, 2024 - Applications for the academy close at 5:00 PM PST. Late applications will not be accepted. No exceptions.

January 12, 2024, after 4:00 PM - A link will be sent to all applicants to sign up for testing. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE BEFORE THIS DATE FOR INFORMATION ON TESTING. Please note, that only students signed up for testing will be admitted to test. 

January 29 and 30, 2024 - First Grade Academy testing.

February 6, 2024 - Fourth Grade Academy testing.

Admission decisions will be sent to applicants in early spring (by mid-March). Please do not contact the office regarding admission decisions. Families will all be notified at the same time.