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Who is Eligible?

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Enrollment for the on-campus Joseph Baldwin Academy experience is limited to students completing the seventh, eighth, or ninth grade by June 2018 who meet the qualifications for Distinguished Nominee status for the program. To qualify as a Distinguished Nominee, a student must score at the 95th percentile or above in at least one area on a normed, standardized achievement test such as the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, Stanford Achievement Test, California Achievement Test, CTBS, Texas Assessment of Academic Skills, or MAP, and be nominated by his or her school’s principal or counselor. Since some states use different tests than these and other states no longer use standardized national exams, we will make accommodations to fit your personal circumstances. NOTE: Students who attended the Academy last year will not need to be nominated for the 2018 Joseph Baldwin Academy. They will automatically receive the application materials.

Home School Students: Home school students may be nominated by a parent. Parents will need to supply a standardized test score or I.Q. test results as described above and provide the Dean with a copy of the student’s curriculum plan from the last two years. The Dean will handle such students on a case-by-case basis. School Counselors are encouraged to alert home school students in their area about this opportunity.