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How Do I Apply?

Distinguished Nominees who are certified as eligible for the final selection process will receive notification about mid October of their Distinguished Nominee designation, as well as information about the program, how to apply online and other application materials required for the Joseph Baldwin Academy.  Final selection as one of the Eminent Young Scholars is based on the online application information, a complete school transcript or grade cards (two full years), a recommendation from a current teacher and ACT test scores (SAT or PSAT test scores are also accepted).   Information on how to register to take the ACT will be included in the Joseph Baldwin Academy application packet.

Applications will not be accepted without two full year’s transcripts, the teacher recommendation* and the signature page.  A copy of a student’s last two years’ transcripts (or grade cards), completed Teacher Recommendation form* and the signature page should be sent to JBA and be postmarked by November 18th. Once the student’s online application and other materials have been received and processed, a card will be sent indicating receipt of these application materials. Students will be notified of acceptance in early March 2020.

*Note: The process of collecting a letter of recommendation has been integrated with the online portion of the application. A student will list the name, title, and email address of a teacher they wish to write a letter of recommendation. Our system automatically sends the teacher an email. In that email is a link to an online form they fill out, serving as the letter of recommendation. When they submit the form, it is automatically added to your child’s application.

Distinguished Nominees who wish to attend the Joseph Baldwin Academy must take a college entrance examination on or before December 14, 2019 and scores must be received before February 7, 2020 to be eligible for the 2020 Joseph Baldwin Academy. The American College Testing Program (ACT) is the preferred exam, although students are also welcome to complete the SAT or PSAT. Students taking the ACT exam on December 14, 2019, must register to take the exam with the Joseph Baldwin Academy at by November 8, 2019. Applicants must provide a copy of their ACT/SAT/PSAT test scores by February 7, 2020 to be considered. If a student takes the ACT/SAT/PSAT after the December test date, the Academy will not receive the results in time to determine acceptance by February (see above).

PLEASE NOTE:  Registration for the ACT does NOT constitute an application to JBA.