6th grade STEALTH Applications

6th grade Honors Academy Applications

April 15, 2022 is the deadline to mail in applications and still make the open enrollment window. We will continue to accept applications after the 15th, however, those sent in by the due date will be considered first. 

Required Documents: 

  1. Completed 6th grade Honors Academy Application
  2. Completed online transfer application
  3. 3rd Quarter NWEA MAP growth results (Family Report)
  4. Two most recent report cards:
    • 4th grade – end of the year
    • 5th grade – 3rd Quarter (distributed on 3/18/2022)

Transfers:  If you are on an inter-district transfer from another school district, you DO NOT need to go to that district for another transfer request. On the application form included in the packet, please write in big letters “ON INTER-DISTRICT TRANSFER.” 

In addition to submitting the application packet, you MUST also complete an online application. This can be done before or after you submit the application packet, but please try to complete this by April 15th. This online application is for the district, and must be completed with the 6th grade Honors Academy Application. You can access the transfer and enrollment page by clicking on the button to the left, but if you don’t see that, visit the district webpage at www.westside.k12.ca.us. On the district page, you can click the enrollment tab, https://www.westside.k12.ca.us/enrollment and then click on “2022-2023 Open Enrollment Transfer Application.” You will likely need to create an account to continue. 

Joe Walker Middle School address:

5632 West Avenue L-8

Quartz Hill, CA  93536

Attention Honors Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in applying to Joe Walker Middle School’s 6th Grade Honors Academy. Please review the information and requirements for application.

How does my 5th grade student enroll in the 6th grade program at Joe Walker Middle School?


ALL current 5th grade students/incoming 6th grade students MUST apply for the 6th Grade Honors Academy regardless of whether the student is a current Westside Union School District student. In addition, students MUST complete the online Transfer request. That can be accessed on our district webpage (www.westside.k12.ca.us) under “Transfers” – complete the “Enrollment and Transfer Application for 2022-23.” Applications, the completed online Transfer request, and all documentation are due to Joe Walker between March 18 – April 15, 2022. There are a limited number of seats available for incoming 6th grade students.


How will applying students be selected?

Student Eligibility:

  • If using letter grades, the equivalent of a 3.0 GPA or higher each semester in 4th and 5th grade; no D or F grades. Students on a Standards Based report card must have “2” or higher scores each semester during 4th grade, AND “2” or higher scores on their 5th grade, 1st semester and 3rd quarter progress report. *

  • Students must have a “3” or “4” score in College and Career Readiness on their 5th grade, 3rd quarter report card. **

  • Scores at or above 70th percentile on the NWEA 5th grade, 3rd quarter Language Arts AND Math Assessments. Out of district students must show proficient levels on their 5th grade district assessments. ***

  • An average of 10 or fewer absences when looking at both 4th and 5th grade attendance. ***

* - Students who meet grade requirements, but have multiple “2” scores, will be considered if space is still available after considering students who meet grade requirements and have “3” and “4” scores.
** - Students from out of district must have an A/B or equivalent score in citizenship (or similar category) on their 5th grade report cards.
*** - Students who don’t meet the bottom two criteria may still apply; however, they will only be considered if space is available after acceptance of all students that meet all levels of eligibility.


How does 6th grade at Joe Walker Middle School differ from 6th grade at the elementary school?

6th grade students will receive honors level departmentalized instruction in each content area. Each student will receive instruction from a credentialed teacher in Math, Language Arts, Science, History, Physical Education, and Electives. 6th grade students will have access to the same electives, extra-curricular activities, and specialized programs as the 7th and 8th grade students.

What if I don’t currently attend school in the Westside Union School District, or I live in another District’s boundaries?

If you don’t currently attend school in the Westside Union School District, but currently live in our boundaries, you will complete the application as noted above. If you don’t currently attend school in the Westside Union School District, and DO NOT live within our boundaries, you will still complete the application as stated above; however, if you are accepted, you will need to get an inter-district transfer release from your home school district and have a copy mailed to our district office at:
Westside Union School District
41914 50th Street West
Quartz Hill, CA 93536,
ATTN: Transfers