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Step-by-Step Application


Students apply for the Cinematic Arts Academy along with the other Millikan academies between August 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.



School tours will begin again in the fall.

Check out the campus and have your questions answered about our academy and the application process.



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 3-5 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.

Application Deadline has passed.

  • Applications are accepted online between August 14, 2017 and January 31, 2018.
  • 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 Academy.


Part II: Application to Millikan Middle School
  • If Millikan is your child’s school of residence, you are all set and do not need to apply for the Millikan Performing Arts Magnet lottery or the Millikan Affiliated Charter lottery.
  • If Millikan is NOT your child’s school of residence, you need to apply to the Millikan Performing Arts Magnet lottery AND/OR the Millikan Affiliated Charter lottery.
  • The Deadline for the Magnet Lottery is November 9, 2018.
  • The Deadline for the Charter Lottery is February 15, 2018.
  • The Charter and Magnet Lottery Drawings are usually in early March.
  • If your child’s school of residence is Millikan or they are selected in either of these lotteries; they are eligible for the Cinematic Arts Academy.



Review our FAQs for answers to many common questions.