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Applying to the Academy


Students apply for the Cinematic Arts Academy along with the other Millikan academies between October and January for the following school year.

We are sorry, but due to the high number of applicants, students with incomplete applications or applications that do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered.

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Application Dates
  • Applications are accepted online between October 3, 2018 and January 31, 2019 Click here to apply online.
  • Accept/Decline/Waitlist emails for the Cinematic Arts Academy will be sent in early March.
  • Waitlisted students will be notified by the first week of May of availability in the Cinematic Arts
Part I: Online Application to the Cinematic Arts Academy

The Cinematic Arts Academy application requires:

  1. Most recent standardized test scores
  2. Last two years of final grades
  3. A well-written three paragraph essay by the student detailing why they are interested in the Cinematic Arts Academy
  4. A link to an example of their filmmaking
    • Film should be 2-5 minutes in length
    • Subject matter may include: Documentaries, Short Narratives, School Projects etc.
    • Film must be written, directed, and edited by the student with minimal help from parents and teachers.
  5. In addition, a letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor indicating that the Cinematic Arts Academy is the place for them may be included, but is NOT mandatory.
Part II: Application to Millikan Middle School
  1. If your child wants to apply to become part of the Cinematic Arts Academy, you must also ensure your child can attend Millikan.
  2. If Millikan is your child’s school of residence, you are all set.
  3. If Millikan is NOT your child’s school of residence, you need to become eligible to attend Millikan. Many families apply to the Millikan Affiliated Charter lottery or other applications such as guardian work permit.
  4. The Charter Lottery link will be live soon.

Review our FAQs for answers to many common questions.