Every eighth or ninth grade student who is a resident of Fayette County and who will complete Algebra 1 by the end of the eighth grade is welcome to apply by completing the application that can be found online August 16 - October 7th.
To be eligible for the MSTC program, a student has to have scored at the 89th percentile or higher on the 8th grade MAP math exam (or equivalent norm-referenced test). Eligible applicants will then take a nationally norm-referenced test in math and science (traditionally IOWA math and science), as well as the MSTC Admissions Test near the end of October. The selection committee will issue invitations based on the results of these exams with a score at or above the 96th percentile required on at least one of the norm-referenced math and science exams.
Success in the MSTC program requires ability, interest, and maturity. The MSTC school day is one hour longer, and the academic workload is very time consuming with the typical MSTC student reporting 2-3 hours of homework most nights. MSTC students are, in fact, working at the college level during all four of their high school years. This includes the privilege of having academic and personal freedoms usually reserved for college students.