Admissions Process

WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR :

  • THE CLASS OF '26 (Grade 6)
  • THE CLASS OF '25 (Grade 7)
  • THE CLASS OF '23 (Grade 9)

Parents must complete an admissions form, available through a link on this site. STEMCivics does not accept applications through the mail. Please see the Admissions Form for additional information.

The enrollment capacity for  grade nine is 150 students, for grade six is 75 students per grade.  Parents must meet all deadlines throughout the year for their children to remain eligible to attend STEMCivics. Enrollment is not finalized until the Transfer Card is submitted in June 2019.

Enrollment Periods

October 1, 2018 -- December 31, 2018
If less than the maximum number of students allowed apply for admission at the end of this period, all students who have applied are admitted. 

January 1, 201 -- January 31, 2019

If fewer than the maximum number of  students who have applied for admission since October 1, 2018 have submitted all requested materials at the end of this period, all students who have applied are admitted.

February 1 -- February 28, 2019

If fewer than the maximum number of students who have applied for admission since October 1, 2017 have submitted all requested materials at the end of this period, all students who have applied are admitted.

 March 1 -- March 31, 2019

If fewer than the maximum number of students whp have applied for admission since October 1, 2017 have submitted all requested materials at the end of this period, all students who have applied are admitted.

April 1 -- June 30, 2019

The monthly admissions process continues.

 
July 1 - July 15, 2019
 If fewer than the maximum number of students who have applied for admission since October 1, 2017 have submitted all requested materials at the end of this period, all students who have applied are admitted until the maximum is reached.
 

Lottery and Waitlist Procedures

In the event of the need for a lottery (more than 100 students have applied) at the end of an enrollment period, admission preference shall be granted to applicants in the following manner:

For the 2019-20 school year
If more than the maximum number of students allowed who live in Trenton apply for admission, a lottery will be held. If the number of applicants from outside Trenton results in more than the maximum number of students allowed, then a lottery will be held, with the students who live in Trenton guaranteed admission. For example, if 80 Trenton students and 40 students from outside Trenton apply, all 80 Trenton students are enrolled and a lottery is held for the 40 students residing outside Trenton for the remaining 20 slots. 

  • First preference will be given to returning students, who will automatically be assigned a space within STEMCivics.
  • Second preference will be given to siblings of students already enrolled. For definition purposes, “siblings” are two or more children that are related either by birth by means of the same father or mother, by legal adoption, or as designated by foster sibling status.
  • Third preference for admission is for students who reside in the district
  • Any remaining slots shall be available to applicants residing outside the district.

STEMCivics does not discriminate in its admission policies or practices on the basis of intellectual or athletic ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, status as a handicapped person, proficiency in the English language, or any other basis that would be illegal if used by a school district, either by policy or any other means. STEMCivics is committed to serving all students.