2017-2018 Applications will be accepted beginning January 30, 2017!


Applications for the school Year 2017-2018 will be submitted online by clicking the link apply online ;

All applications must be submitted by March 17, 2017 . All applicants will be notified in May if accepted or not.

All students on a wait list must re-apply from year to year.

NEW THIS YEAR: Middle School Selection Process: Apply before the deadline!

  • Students apply online between January and March
  • Application includes applicant response to a writing prompt; click here to complete prompt.  Prompt will be scored on a three point rubric;  view rubric.
  • A short teacher recommendation survey (will be sent to your 5th grade teacher upon completion of application).
  • NWEA RIT scores, available at the time of selection. 6th Grade RIT cut scores are:
    • Reading: 225 or higher
    • Math: 230 or higher
    • Science: 215 or higher

Each RIT score meeting the above criteria for Reading, Math, and Science are sorted, by RIT, from top to bottom and the top scores are color coded in each area.

  • M-STEP scale score: available at the time of selection. M-STEP cut scores are determined after the test is completed.  We will look at cut scores for “4” and high “3” in proficiency ranking.  Last year, for 6th grade, the scores would have been:
    • Over all ELA: 1514-1560+
    • Math: 1506-1550+

Each M-STEP scale score meeting the above criteria for overall ELA and  Math  are sorted, by scale score, from top to bottom.  The top scores are color coded in each area.

  • The first to be chosen have color on all 5 measures, the next will have 4, then the next 3, and so on until we exhaust our list or reach our seat limit of 60.
  • The wait list will be ranked in the same manner.
  • Applicants will be notified whether or not they are accepted by mail no later than May of 2017.  

NEW students who are accepted must complete and return this paperwork to STEM main office room 163 located at 22586 Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127.  Phone 313-827-1904. Click here for paper work

Should you receive an acceptance letter and are NO LONGER INTERESTED, please contact the school office as soon as possible. 313-827-1904.

If we do not hear from you, applicants that are accepted will be dropped from their home schools and added to STEM Middle School.

This is a school of choice and transportation is the families responsibility.




  • rick blaetterlein (2 years)

    If anyone has the questions for incoming 6th graders for 2015-2016 year, I would really appreciate it. My child can’t find theirs and I would like to look them over before my family and I make a decision about looking into the school. Thank you.

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      Joshua Burk (2 years)

      The deadline has passed for submitting applications. If you have any questions please call 313-827-1900

  • Deanna (1 year)

    When do you start accepting applications for the 2016/2017 year?

  • Paula (1 year)

    will we be able to look at the application prior to March, so we can start thinking and preparing with our child? or maybe look at last years application?

  • Jamal Rubaii (1 year)

    How can I bee certain that you have received my child application that we submit few days ago?

  • Lilly (1 year)

    Is there a test students have to take to get accepted at the school and if so when?

  • Ahmed Kaid (12 months)

    Are there any spots for seventh grade. (present 6th grade)

  • Ahmad Rubaii (2 months)

    I am a student at Unis Middle School and I have sent my application (the information prompt); and will about to begin the writing prompt, im just wondering if there are any spots for 7th grade, im currently in 6th grade. Another question is the NWEA scores the only requirement to be enrolled into the school, or is there anything i need to meet the requirement of because i have above the required test scores for the winter.

  • Fizza Haider (2 months)

    Is there any word count limit for the writing prompt response applying for sixth grade ?

  • Sabri Sofi (2 months)

    How can I be sure my child’s application was received?

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