The Academy at Meadowbrook Middle School

for the 2021-2022 school year


February 3rd, 2021: Virtual parent and student informational meeting regarding The Academy

  • Scheduled from 6:00pm-7:30pm via YouTube Live at MBMS Academy Information Link. Parents/Guardians of 5th grade students and interested 6th and 7th grade students not currently enrolled in The Academy may attend to learn about The Academy program and will receive information regarding how to access the Interest Form. 

 February 4th, 2021: The Academy interest form will be made available (digital)

  • An interest form must be completed to indicate the desire to participate in The Academy for the 2021-22 school-year. This form will be made available to all interested families on February 4th, 2021. Link to Academy Interest Form for incoming 6th graders.

  • ‚ÄčPlease use the attached 7th/8th grade Interest Form if your students will be in 7th or 8th grade for the 2021-2022 school-year and is interested in being in the Academy program.  For new applicants to the Academy at Meadowbrook only

February 10th, 2021: Deadline for Interest Forms 

February 24th-26th, 2021: Lottery draw at the District Office

Early-March, 2021: Beginning of notification to families of incoming sixth graders

  • Emails will be sent to all those who completed an Interest Form. 

Mid-March, 2021: Beginning of notification to current Academy students.  

  • Emails will be sent notifying current families of their child’s eligibility to continue. 

Early April, 2021: Beginning of notification to new 7th and 8th grade Academy students. 

  • Emails will be sent to all families notifying them of acceptance (based on available space) or waitlist status. 

Late April-Early May, 2021: Family Night for all new 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Academy Families, as well as all continuing 7th and 8th grade Academy families. 

 Meadowbrook Academy Lottery Process

  • District staff from IT and Learning Support Services (LSS) worked with the site staff to identify rules for the lottery to prioritize selection.
  • Siblings of continuing students, including twins or multiple births, are given priority if they have completed all expected requirements.
  • PUSD employee who works at Meadowbrook in alignment with CA ED code are given priority. 
  • All other students are randomly selected through a lottery from the remaining Interest Forms.
  • Children who live in PUSD attendance area and are interested in transferring, 85% of the draw is from elementary feeder schools of MBMS and 15% are from outside of the feeder schools area. 




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