2017 - 2018 APPLICATION DEADLINES
MiniTerm 1 & 2: Applications are taken through SEPTEMBER 29th . Interviews must be completed by October 6th . Applications received after SEPTEMBER 29th will be considered for MiniTerm 3, which begins on November 20th, 2017.
MiniTerm 3: Applications must be completed by November4th and interviews must be completed by November 10th . Applications received after November 10th will be considered for MiniTerm 4, which begins on January 15th, 2018.
MiniTerm 4: Applications must be completed by December 15th and interviews must be completed by January 12th. Applications received after December 15th will be considered for MiniTerm 5, which begins on February 26th , 2018.
MiniTerm 5: Applications must be completed by February 16th and interviews must be completed by February 23rd . This is the FINAL application period for the 2017-18 School year. No applications will be accepted after this time
Maximum Achievement Program Admission Policy
Application to the Maximum Achievement Program (MAP) is open to all students 15 years to 19 years of age. Students whose 19th birthday falls before July 1 have "aged out" and are eligible for admission only if they have less than 6 credits remaining until graduation. Students in this situation are only eligible for admission if there are openings in the program that are not being filled by students who are at a “high risk”.
"Aged out" students will be put on a PROGRESS CONTRACT which outlines what they need to do to complete their schooling in the present academic year. "Aged out" students failing to make adequate progress towards graduation will be dropped from the program and encouraged to complete their studies in using an alternate method. Students OVER the age of 19 may be permitted to complete their studies through distance learning or independent study arranged through the program if this is deemed appropriate to their situation.
Students under the age of 15 are eligible to apply to the program only after completing their initial semester at Dillingham High School unless there is a demonstrated academic, social or behavioral pattern that would indicate that an alternative school setting would be more appropriate for the student. Students under the age of 15 (and their parent or guardian) who wish to apply to MAP are required to have a meeting with the Dillingham High School Principal to discuss their reasons for wishing to exit the Dillingham High School program before they will be considered for admission to the MAP program.
In all cases, admission to the MAP school will only be considered upon the completion of ALL application materials including parental permission forms. While students beyond the age of 18 do not require parental permission to apply to MAP, that portion of the application that seeks information from parents still must be filled out by either the parent, or another adult in the community who has a substantial knowledge of the prospective student’s educational and behavioral history.
Any student may apply to the MAP program. There is, however, a limited capacity of the program, so admission priority is granted to students who are in need of credit recovery or other accommodations that can be supplied by an alternative educational setting such as those provided by the MAP school. If this capacity has been reached, prospective students will be placed on a waiting list for admission.
The application process is an important part of the MAP school. It is the first opportunity for us to get to know our students and gives applicants an opportunity to think about and write about what it is that they are expecting from the program. The application process is broken into two main steps.
First, students and their parents or guardians will need to fill out the paper application. Once the paper application is turned in and complete, our secretary / registrar will contact the student to arrange an interview. During the interview, prospective students will interview, first with a committee of current MAP students and then will interview with the Secretary / Registrar. Applicants should take BOTH of these interview very seriously. We find that our student interview is especially important because often our students will have insights that the staff may not have.
Once the paper application and interviews are completed the staff will have a conference concerning the applicant. In most cases, students will hear back from the MAP staff concerning a determination of whether or not the student has been accepted within a few days of the interviews.
The links to the right can be used to access electronic versions of all of our application materials. Please note that there are TWO sets of applications. The first set of materials is for students who have never attended the MAP school in the past. These are listed under the NEW STUDENT APPLICATION. A separate application is availible for students who have attended in the past and are returning. These are listed under the RE-APPLY APPLICATION.