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2024 Lottery Drawing Results

The application window for 2024 - 2025 school year:
February 1st, 2024 - March 1st, 2024

Information about IA

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the application available?
The application is available at
What is STEAM?
STEAM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
When is the application due?
All applications must be submitted electronically by March 1, 2024.
When will I find out if my child is accepted?
Letters with your child’s acceptance status will be mailed by Monday, April 1, 2024. You may inquire about the status via email by contacting Maureen Henderson after Monday, April 8, 2024.
If my child is accepted when and how do we make a commitment?
You must sign a parent/scholar commitment letter by Monday, April 15, 2024.
What are the eligibility requirements?
Scholars who are going into 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade for the 2024-2025 school year must submit a completed application by March 1, 2024. Report card grades, assessment data, and teacher recommendations will be reviewed as part of the qualification process.
Will there be a lottery?
All applicants must meet academic qualifications. If there are more qualified applicants than available seats,a lottery will be held.
Can my child participate in athletics?
Yes. More information on TSSAA guidelines can be found on
Is transportation provided?
Yes. The district does offer transportation to Innovation Academy.
Are applications only open for incoming sixth graders?
No. You can apply as an incoming 7th, 8th, or 9th grade scholar, but there is limited space in those grade levels.
Will there be an informational parent meeting?
Yes. Two informational meetings will be offered at the Innovation Academy. Parents may attend either on January 31, 2024, or February 1, 2024, at 6:00 p.m.
Will there be any orientation or activities through the summer?
Yes. There will be an optional STEAM camp open to all incoming scholars.

STEAM Magnet Coordinator

Maureen Henderson

Locations: IA