How to Apply
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
How to apply to the AFFILIATED CHARTER SCHOOL: Go to echoices.lausd.net before November 20th, 2020, click on “AFFILIATED CHARTERS” and select Robert A. Millikan Middle School. If you are interested in one of the Millikan Academies (Math, Cinematic Arts, Performing Arts) you MUST be a student in the Affiliated Charter School.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Can I apply to a Magnet AND the Affiliated Charter?
A: Yes. Ultimately you’ll have to decide between the two, but you can apply to both.
Q: Can I apply to more than one Magnet?
A: Yes, but you then run the risk of NOT being put on the waitlist for your #1 choice. If you KNOW the Magnet you want, only put your #1 choice, then we will do our best to pull your child from the waitlist and into the Magnet. If you know you want to go to Millikan, and are happy with either Magnet, then you are safe to put both choices on your echoices application.
Q: Can I be in an Academy and one of the Magnets?
A: No. The Academies are a part of the Affiliated Charter School and not affiliated with the Magnets.
Q: How do I apply to the Millikan Academies?
A: That application process will begin in late November, after the echoices window closes.
Q: How do I apply to the Math Academy?
A: You fill out an Academy Application (available in late November) then take the Math Academy test, which will be administered on February 23rd, after the results of the Affiliated Charter Lottery have been announced. When you fill out the Academy Application, your child’s name will automatically be added to the list of test takers.
Q: How do I apply to the Cinematic Arts Academy?
A: You fill out an Academy Application (available in late November) then submit a short, student-directed film, along with a letter of intent.
Q: How do I apply to the Performing Arts Academy?
A: You fill out an Academy Application (available in late November) and then sign up for a Performing Arts Academy audition. The audition will consist of a one minute song, a one minute monologue, and a one minute dance. Auditions will begin the week of February 22nd, after the results of the Affiliated Charter Lottery have been announced.
Q: When does the Affiliated Charter Lottery drawing occur?
A: February 12th, 2021 @ 2:30 pm via ZOOM
Q: What is the difference between the Performing Arts Magnet and the Performing Arts Academy?
A: The curriculum is the same. The way to apply is different. To apply to the Magnet, you go through echoices. To apply to the Academy, you have to first get into the Affiliated Charter and then successfully audition for the Academy.
Q: What if Millikan is my neighborhood school? Do I still have to apply to the Magnets and the Academies?
A: Yes. Being a neighborhood resident gets you into the Affiliated Charter. However, if you're interested in the Magnets or the Academies, you would apply like everyone else. The only thing you DON'T have to do is apply to the Affiliated Charter. You don't need to do that because you're already in!