Application for the Class of 2027

Introduction
The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (SLI) is a six-year program that augments the education of students with high academic potential. With STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum and activities, the program cultivates not only technical understanding, but leadership, communication, and teamwork skills as well. The program is offered at no cost and is located at Cabrillo Middle School (grades 7-8) and Santa Clara High School (grades 9-12). The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute was created in partnership with the 49ers, the Silicon Valley Education Foundation and the Santa Clara Unified School District and supported by Chevron.

All students who apply and are accepted during their 6th grade year will begin the program in 7th grade. Student cohorts will enroll full-time at Cabrillo Middle School for the 7th and 8th grades and will continue with their cohort at Santa Clara High School for 9th through 12th grades.

This online application closes Friday, December 18, 2020. Due to the pandemic, we are only accepting online applications this year.

Who Qualifies?
  • Current 6th graders who live within the geographic area of Santa Clara Unified School District -- If you are a current 7th, 8th, or 9th grader and live with in the Santa Clara Unified School District, please go to our transfer application
  • Students with a strong academic record (overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, strong math and science achievement in 6th grade and readiness for Algebra in 7th grade)
  • Students willing and able to commit to the 6-year program from 7th through 12th grade.
Key Dates
11/9/20: Recorded info session posted
11/17/20: Live Q&A session (must watch video for Q&A session info)
12/18/20: Application closes
1/11/21: Select students invited to submit Written Responses
1/25/21: Written Responses Due
2/10/21: Semi-finalists invited to interview 
2/22 - 2/26: Semi-finalist interviews 
3/8/21: Accepted students notified 
3/9/21: Mandatory Commitment Meeting
3/15/21: Accepted students commit to program
Questions?
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page

If your question is not answered there, you can contact us at SLIAdmissions@SVEFoundation.org
Personal Information

PLEASE NOTE:

Please type all names and addresses as you wish them to appear in all correspondence. And please be careful to check for any misspellings or typos.

Please do not type in all caps or all lower case unless that is the official spelling.
Student Information

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Please do NOT write in all caps

Please provide a personal email address, NOT your SCUSD email address. This email will be used to correspond with you about your application.
Student Demographic Information (optional)



The question above is about ethnicity, not race. Regardless of what you have selected (above), please continue to answer the following question by marking one or more boxes to indicate what you consider the race of this student to be.


Parent/Guardian Information











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School Information





All Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) students have an ID Number. If you do not attend a school in SCUSD, then put "None."





PLEASE MAKE SURE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS ACCURATE!
When you submit this form, an email will be automatically sent to your science and math teachers. Please be sure that their email address is accurate and that their name is correct.



We will reach out to your teacher separately and have them fill out a recommendation form. Please do not ask your teacher to submit a separate letter of recommendation to us. Please tell them to check their email for a recommendation request email from SLIAdmissions@svefoundation.org



We will reach out to your teacher separately and have them fill out a recommendation form. Please do not ask your teacher to submit a separate letter of recommendation to us. Please tell them to check their email for a recommendation request email from SLIAdmissions@svefoundation.org
Signatures







When you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email to the student email address you provided above. (Please be sure you entered that email address correctly and that it is NOT a SCUSD account email.)


All email correspondence will be coming from SLIAdmissions@SVEFoundation.org, so be sure to add that email address to your contacts so that emails do not end up in the SPAM folder.

PLEASE NOTE: After hitting "Proofread Form", you will be able to proofread your application. Then you must select "Confirm" in order for us to receive your application You will loose access to your responses once you click "Confirm". If you wish to save a copy for your records, please do so before "confirming".