Application Process

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You may apply to the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy by filling out either this Adobe Acrobat (PDF) form or the online Google Form application embedded at the bottom of this page.

Application Process

If you are interested in being considered for admission into the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: If you live outside of the Dos Pueblos High School attendance area, please make sure that you apply for an intradistrict transfer by the deadline of January 31, 2017. For more information about the intradistrict transfer process, please click here.
Step 2: Review the DPEA website, including the course descriptions and application overview, with your parent/guardian in order to help you determine if this academic program is appropriate for you. This website will provide answers to many questions that you and your parent/guardian may have about the DPEA.
Step 3: When you fill out your course request forms for 9th grade, select "Engineering Technology" as your first choice for your freshman science class. If you forget to do this, please do not worry. It can be rectified at a later date and is not a cause for concern.
Step 4: Complete the DPEA application online (scroll down to the bottom of this webpage) or as a hard copy that you can download and print here.
Step 5: Submit your application online, or turn in a completed hard copy of your application to the person/location indicated on the table below.
IMPORTANT:
  • A current copy of your 7th and 8th grade junior high or middle school unofficial academic transcript will be reviewed as part of your application.
  • If you attend a public junior high school within the Santa Barbara School District (Goleta Valley, La Colina, La Cumbre, or Santa Barbara), your transcript will be added to your application envelope by Dos Pueblos High School counseling staff when it is received. Please do not request that your school counselor provide a transcript for you.
  • If you attend a private junior/middle school, you need to request a transcript from your school counselor and email a copy of it to Emily Shaeer at: emily@dpengineering.org 
  • Do not include personal letters, letters of recommendation, or any other materials not explicitly requested. These materials will not be reviewed.
Step 6: Please refer to the table below to determine the turn-in location and due date for your application.

  Goleta Valley La Colina All Other Schools
Presentation Date Tuesday, January 24 throughout the school day
Friday, February 10 during 6th period in the cafeteria
N/A
Application Assistance and Submission Tuesday, January 31 at lunch time: Ms. Shaeer will be on campus to answer questions and collect applications; applications can also be mailed to DPHS or dropped off at the DPHS front office.
Tuesday, February 14: Ms. Shaeer will be on campus to answer questions and collect applications; applications can also be submitted online, mailed to DPHS, or dropped off at the DPHS front office.
N/A
DPEA Open House Wednesday, January 25, from 5-7 pm at the Elings Center for Engineering Education on DPHS campus. Tour the facility, view student projects, and talk with current students about their experiences in the DPEA. Attending this Open House is not required.
DPEA / DPHS Shadow Day Opportunity From December 1 to January 13, students have the opportunity to shadow a DPEA student during a regular school day. To schedule a shadow day, please contact Denise Irwin in the DPHS office. Call 805-968-2541 and ask to speak with her directly. Specify that you would like your student to shadow a DPEA student. Shadowing a DPEA student is not required.
Application Due Date Tuesday, January 31 Tuesday, February 14 Tuesday, January 31
Application Turn-In Location
Online
or
to your Current 8th Grade Math Teacher, Ms. Shaeer at school during lunch (see above date) or to:
Amir Abo-Shaeer
Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy
7266 Alameda Ave.
Goleta, CA 93117
Online 
or
to Ms. Shaeer at school during lunch (see above date) or to:
Amir Abo-Shaeer
Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy
7266 Alameda Ave.
Goleta, CA 93117
Online 
or mail to:
Amir Abo-Shaeer
Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy
7266 Alameda Ave.
Goleta, CA 93117
Interview Dates Monday-Wednesday, February 13-15
Thursday, February 16th
TBD (in February; applicants will be called individually to schedule interviews)
Interview Location Goleta Valley JHS Library La Colina JHS Dos Pueblos High School ECEE (Engineering Academy building)

 

Step 7: Submit your application either online, or by mailing it (please use the following address for mailing purposes only):

Amir Abo-Shaeer
Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy
7266 Alameda Avenue
Goleta, CA 93117

If you decided not to do the online application and wish to drop off a hard copy of the downloadable application, you should bring it to the front office of Dos Pueblos High School and ask the receptionist to put the application in Mr. Abo-Shaeer's mailbox. If you submitted an online application, there is no reason to submit a hard copy.
 
If you have any questions, please contact DPEA Program Coordinator, Emily Shaeer, via email at emily@dpengineering.org or via telephone at 805-968-2541 extension 4661.