Fall 2020 Opening of School Information for Phillips Academy Families

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Apply today to (MS)2!

(MS)2 accepts applications from African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and Native American students who are currently in the 9th grade in the following city public school districts: Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Cleveland; Fort Worth, Texas; Lawrence, Mass.; Louisville, Ky.; Memphis, Tenn.; and New York City, as well as Washington, D.C. Native American students may apply from any geographic area of the United States. All candidates must have a demonstrated financial need.

The (MS)2 program will begin accepting applications for summer 2021 in October. Please check back then to begin your online application.

Step 1: Create Account

All prospective (MS)2 scholars must establish an account before starting their (MS)2 application. Click the "Inquiry Now" button to create an account.

After you complete the inquiry form, a confirmation email will be sent to the "contact email" provided. It will contain your account Username and Password to log in to the online (MS)2 application. All future communications about the status of your (MS)2 application also will be sent to the "contact email."

Step 2: Submit Application

A complete application includes the following documents, which must be received by December 15:

  • Applicant Information
  • Household Information
  • School Information
  • Affiliations
  • Applicant Essays
  • Parent Essays
  • Recommendations (Guidance Counselor, Math, Science, and Supplemental)
  • Financial Statement (Income Verification)

The "Guide to (MS)2 Online Application" provides additional details on the specific requirements, essay questions, and screen shots of the online application.

Step 3: Complete Math Assessment

Once (MS)2 receives all the required application materials, we will email you a link to the online math assessment. (MS)2 applicants are expected to have completed one full year of algebra before entering the program.

Step 4: Conduct Finalist Interview

Applicants will be notified by email in mid-February if they are program finalists. Finalists are invited for personal interviews in their local cities or via Skype; parents and guardians are encouraged to attend.

Admissions Notification

Finalists will be notified of admission decisions by email the first week of April. Admission is based, in part, on the candidate’s academic achievement to date, strong interest in mathematics and science, recommendations, personal desire and motivation, and demonstrated financial need.

Enrollment Forms/Registration

Newly admitted and returning (MS)2 scholars must submit their online enrollment forms by May 1. These forms are accessible via the (MS)2 Parent Portal.

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