Application Window

  • Applications to the 21st Century Academies for the 2022-23 school year will:

    • Open on November 17th at 4pm.
    • Close on December 6th at 10pm.

    If you missed the application season and have questions about late applications, please email 21century@olatheschools.org 

Draft Your Application

  • It is important to prepare a DRAFT of your application.

    • The online system will time out after approximately 15 minutes, and it does not notify you. So, have your responses to the application prepared ahead of time.
    • Applications are NOT “first-come, first-served.”
    • You will receive a confirmation email, the following day, to both the student and parent emails in the application, that it has been received.
    • Be sure to check your spam/junk folder for both email addresses.
    • If you do not receive a confirmation email by the end of the following day, please email 21century@olatheschools.org

    When you click on this link to open the document to draft your application, save it to your personal drive or a USB flash drive.

    Additional task when applying to Distinguished Scholars

    Distinguished Scholars applicants need to click on this link to complete a separate personal response, as well as other requested items, that will also be submitted in the application. 

    Revise and Edit Responses

    Please have an adult, older sibling, or family member/friend read and give feedback on your essay responses. Make edits and revisions at least once, if not more than once.

    Submit Your Application

    Click on this link to to the online application.
    Proceed through all the steps of the application.

    Be sure to:

    • Edit any personal information so it is correct.
    • Copy and paste your drafted question responses into each text box. 
    • Copy and paste your verified Teacher email addresses in the text boxes.