Application Schools & Programs

Southfield Public Schools provide a wide array of programs that speak to the social, academic, and cultural uniqueness of each child. In addition to our high-quality schools, Southfield Public Schools offers a variety of rigorous and challenging academic programs which require admission via an application and/or testing process. Please call the school for more information.

Applications Period: 

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MacArthur K-8 University Academy Application is Closed.

2024-2025 Application Window for MacArthur: TBD

MacArthur K-8 University Academy's mission is to engage students in high-quality learning experiences, teach students personal and civic responsibility, and inspire students to be enthusiastic and independent learners.

MacArthur K- 8 University Academy is a school of choice. Housing approximately 550 students in kindergarten through eighth grade, MacArthur is well known for its strong curriculum emphasizing Math, Science, and Technology.

MacArthur K-8 University Academy


To prepare for the application, you will need the documents below. 

  1. Most recent report card (dated after January 1, 2024)
  2. Local/district assessment results (i.e., NWEA MAP; i-Ready Diagnostic Assessment, Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments, STAR assessments, or Early Literacy & Mathematics Benchmark Assessments) 
  3. State standardized assessment scores (i.e., M-Step)
  4. Section 504 Plan (if applicable)
  5. IEP (if applicable)


STEP 1 - Application 


STEP 2 - Teacher Observation Checklist  (Close at 4:00 PM on TBD)

Step 2 is ONLY for scholars entering grades 2-8 in the Fall. 

Students entering kindergarten or 1st Grade in the Fall must not complete step 2.


STEP 3 - Instructions to complete the "Teacher Observation" checklist:

  1. Copy and Paste the link below.
  2. Then, please forward the link via email to your scholar's homeroom teacher as soon as possible. 
  3. The homeroom teacher MUST complete the link from their school email address by 4:00 PM on TBD. The responses will be sent directly to the MacArthur selection committee.  
  4. The selection committee will ONLY accept responses from the homeroom teacher's school email address.  
  5. Parents/Guardians: Please refrain from asking your scholar's teacher to provide you with a copy of the "Teacher Observation" checklist, as the information from the homeroom teacher is confidential and should only be shared with the MacArthur selection committee. 


Link to Access the "Teacher Observation" Checklist: (Copy & Paste)


University Middle School Academy and University High School Academy Application 


Entrance Examination: You must submit a completed application.  Scholars who apply will be invited via email to take the entrance exam.  


UMHSA 2024-2025 Application Window: 

Opens: October 16, 2023

Closes: October 27, 2023 at 4:00 PM


To access the application, click here


To prepare for the UMHSA application, you will need the documents listed below.  

  1. Most recent report card or transcript 
  2. Local/district assessment results for students entering grades 6-8 (i.e., NWEA MAP; i-Ready Diagnostic Assessment, Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments, STAR assessments, or Early Literacy & Mathematics Benchmark Assessments) 
  3. State standardized assessment scores (i.e., M-Step)
  4. PSAT scores (students entering grades 9-11)
  5. Section 504 Plan (if applicable)
  6. IEP (if applicable)
  7. Student statement: Why does the student want to attend UMHSA?

Guiding questions for student statement:

1. The student should be able to provide their characteristics. 

2. How will the student benefit from attending UMHSA?

3. What can the student bring to the school, i.e., talent, and skills?


University School Phone: 248-746-4370

Levey S.T.E.A.M. Middle School

2024-2025 Application Window  for Levey S.T.E.A.M. Program: TBD

The mission of Glenn Levey Middle School is for all students to successfully learn to the best of their ability in an environment conducive to social, intellectual, and personal development.

Offering "The BEST of Both Worlds," including courses in S.T.E.M. = Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics AND Visual and Performing Arts

Levey Middle School S.T.E.A.M. Program


Do you have a question about the application process? Send an email to


Please email the ​​​​IB Diploma Programme coordinator listed below for more information.

Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology Diploma Programme
 Student Application
 Teacher Recommendation Form