High School Students
Already decided that attending Tech is what you want to do? Here’s how to get started!
- Complete an application and any additional required documents for your chosen program (see Supporting Documents below)
- Get your parent or legal guardian’s signature if you’re under 18
- Turn your application in to your high school counselor
Meridian will contact your school counselor to get your transcript, attendance records and assessment results to assist in the admissions process.
Space is limited in our programs, so get your application in early! Turn everything in by February 1 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted as long as space is available. For the spring semester, applications will be accepted through the start date.
What if you don’t attend a public high school?
As long as you live in the Meridian district and meet the requirements, you can attend Tech too!
The admissions process for home-school and virtual school students is similar to students in Meridian’s district high schools, but we’ll need a little extra information about you and your academic history. When you submit your application to Meridian please include documentation regarding:
- Age verification – you must be 16 years old before August 1 to attend Meridian as a high school student. If you’re enrolling in the STEM Academy, you will need to be 15.
- Residence verification – no tuition is charged for in-district students. Out-of-district students will be required to pay out-of-district tuition.
- Transcript – you must provide a valid official transcript or a written high school curriculum outline.
- Copy of immunization records
- Assessment results – scores from a professionally administered standardized achievement test (examples below). Homeschooled applicants to the Pre-Engineering or Biomedical Sciences STEM Academies must provide a Pre-ACT or ACT score. Meridian Technology Center provides the PreACT exam at no cost to homeschooled applicants in January/February. Applicants must pre-register for the exam.
- Affidavit – notarized statement that you are home-schooled. Several people at Meridian are notaries and they will be glad to help you with this at no cost.
Examples of acceptable standardized tests include:
- Iowa Assessments
- Stanford Achievement Test (SAT10)
- Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
- Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT)
Please contact Tara Kerr, Career Development Specialist at 405.377.3333, ext. 395 to schedule an appointment for testing.