Admissions Criteria

Criteria for admissions to the Weston Science Scholars Program for ninth and tenth graders from Montclair High School.

  • A serious interest in fields of science and mathematics.
  • Superior skills in the disciplines of science and mathematics as evidenced by recent grades or other indicators.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as evidenced through the evaluation of an essay and a formal interview.
  • Personal qualities: hard working, responsible, enthusiastic and able to work well with others.
  • Willingness to participate in some form of community service approved by director and co-director.  20 hours required by the beginning of December.

Writing Requirement (Essay)

You will prepare a response to answer the following essay questions:

  • Why do you want to participate in the Weston Science Scholars Program?
  • What do you hope to get out of it or achieve?
  • How will this benefit you in the future?
  • What are your expectations both emotionally and academically?

Your essay should be well organized, with cohesive concepts based on honesty, passion and scientific experiences. The essay should be one page, with a 12 size font and Times New Roman font face with a 1.0 inch margins.

Please be prepared to discuss your essay at your interview!

Applying

45 scholars will be chosen for this program. Please Note: All completed math and science teacher recommendations will be directly submitted to Mrs. Portas or Mrs. English. Each scholar will be scheduled for an interview.

Tuition Required: $550.00 due by April 1, 2014, after which, no refunds will be given.

A $250.00 deposit must be submitted.

If the total amount is not paid by this date, students will not be allowed to continue with the program.
This program offers 7.5 high school credits upon completion. Since credits are awarded on contact hours, scholars are permitted to miss NO more than 2 fieldtrips before credits will be deducted.