All students interested in attending Region 10 (regardless of whether or not they are current Region 10 students or new candidates for programs) must apply each school year for the following year using our online application.
Apply by mid-December of the current school year for consideration for the following academic year for the best shot at admissions. Applications received later than mid-March have little chance of being competitive.
Rising 9th graders are only eligible for the Foundations Program
After applying, newcandidates(or current students looking to change programs) must visit and interviewwith the relevant program instructor. A student’s sending school will typically arrange a visit, but students are advised to let their school counselor know about their interest in Region 10 ASAP. If a student is homeschooled, the student should work with a parent or guardian to arrange a visit.
During the interview at Region 10,candidates will take a modest pre-testas part of the process; these typically include simple trade math problems and measurement scenarios.
After the application and interview,Region 10 consults with the sending school to determine the candidate’s readinessto attend Region 10.
Admissions decisions are thenmade that take into consideration these factors:
The combined result of the school consultation and Region 10 interview (the candidate’s qualifications and readiness)
The order in which students applied
Fair distribution of slots among sending districts
the grade level of the student (rising, qualified 11th graders get priority)
Room (available slots) in the program
Candidates are either accepted, waitlisted, or declined, and all families will be informed by letter of the decisions.
Being waitlisted, and especially, declined, can be disappointing at the very least. Please know that students with poor attendance, academic credit issues, and/or behavioral issues will be less competitive than those without such issues. Often times, declined students simply need a year to mature and work things out and make excellent candidates the following year.
For questionsabout why a student was declined or waitlisted, or for other admissions questions,call John Stivers, Region 10’s Student Services Coordinator, at 729-6622, #112.