Advanced Academics

  • Update: School assignment notifications will be sent out Thursday, January 18th.

    Providence’s Middle School Advanced Academics is an accelerated learning program which supports students with unique strengths, talents, and/or abilities by providing them with the opportunity for in depth study beyond the basic curriculum while preparing them for secondary and post secondary success. 

    We are excited to announce that Middle School Advanced Academics will be expanded to ALL six middle schools for the 2024-25 school year, where in the past this program has existed only at select Middle Schools. Humanities (ELA and Social Studies) and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) courses will be offered at all middle schools.

    Letter to 5th grade families


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    Website updated.  

    Communication to families:

    • Website updated

    • Email to families

    • Parent Link with quick information

    • Informational letter home to families


    Invitation letters emailed to students and families


    Information session via Zoom at 6:00 pm


    Information session via Zoom at 10:00 am


    Applications Due for External Applicants and Appeals (including family school ranking)


    Family school ranking/preference


    External Application and appeals reviews and decisions


    Advanced Academics lottery


    Final notification of AA school assignment to families


    Deadline to accept AA school assignment


    PPSD School Choice (families who opt out of AA or who do not accept school assignment)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will my child be eligible for transportation?

  • My child does not attend a Providence school. How can I apply?

  • Who can I contact if I have questions?

  • What if my child did not receive an invitation? Can I appeal?

  • What criteria is used to invite students?