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We have limited openings for 2023-2024

  • Grades 9-10 at West Bloomfield High School
Applications are accepted online, May 15 - July 7, 2023

In order to be accepted into the STEAM program, applicants must meet the criteria and submit a discipline report from their current school.   

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) is a criteria-based program available for both current West Bloomfield School District students/residents as well as Schools of Choice applicants.  All applicants must meet specific criteria and SOC applicants must be selected in the lottery in order to be accepted into this program.  Please see the Pathway section below for more information. West Bloomfield School District (WBSD) is participating in Schools of Choice Section 105 for the 2023-2024 school year. "Section 105" means that applicants must reside in any of the 27 Oakland County school districts, other than the West Bloomfield School District. WBSD does not accept applications from residents who live outside Oakland County.
Please submit the following:
  • Report Cards for the most recent semester must be submitted as soon as possible and no later than the day of testing
  • Discipline record/log entries must be submitted as soon as possible and no later than the day of testing
  • A copy of IEP/504 accommodations if applicable
  • Submit documents to:
Expectations for Schools of Choice STEAM candidates include the following:
  • Oakland County resident
  • Strong grades in the four major content areas (Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science)
  • A positive discipline report, with no suspensions
  • A strong score on the CogAT test
The CogAT Test
Measures a student's reasoning and problem-solving skills. As a result, it is a difficult test to study for.  However, here are some helpful tips for the future:

1. Familiarize yourself with the format of the exam: The CogAT consists of three sections, each of which is timed at 10 minutes: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal. Knowing what types of questions to expect in each section will help you prepare effectively.
    a. Verbal/Picture Analogies (students must identify relationships between verbal concepts)
    b. Number Analogies (students must identify relationships between quantitative concepts)
    c. Figure Matrices (students must identify relationships between spatial forms)
2. Practice with sample questions. You can find sample CogAT questions online or through purchased preparation materials. Practicing will help you get a feel for the types of problems you will encounter on the exam and improve your test-taking skills. 
3. Review your core subjects. It tests reasoning skills that are developed through your studies in core subjects like math, language, and science.

Questions about the STEAM application, the selection process, and dates of testing should be emailed to:


Schools of Choice

Applications for K-2 Schools of Choice opportunities at Gretchko Elementary and Doherty Elementary for the 2023-2024 school year have closed.  Please check back again in January of 2024 for future opportunities.

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Elementary Pathway-STEAM


Roosevelt Elementary School (Kindergarten-only)

Application Window: 

This window has closed for the 2023-2024 school year.  Please check back again in January 2024 for future opportunities.



High School Pathways-STEAM


West Bloomfield High School, Grades 9-10

Application Window: 

May 15 - July 7, 2023

Assessment Sessions: 

July 12 and July 13

Lottery Date:

July 17, if necessary

Notification Date:

July 18

Pathway Information by Campus

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