Apply to BMC

BMC Interest Meetings

You are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to attend one of our interest meetings BEFORE completing an application! This will help you learn more about your options and determine which academy and cohort best align with your future plans.

Interest meetings will be held in Leviton Auditorium in Moore Hall on the WPCC campus.

  • Thursday, September 22, 6:00 pm

  • Tuesday, October 4th, 6:00 pm

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The Burke Middle College Application Process

  1. Review the requirements.

  2. Read the overviews and purposes of our Academies and Cohorts to determine if ONE of these will meet your academic and career needs.

    • You will ONLY be considered for admission to the Academy and Cohort to which you apply.

  3. Complete the online application between October 15 and January 15th.

  4. Request recommendations from THREE teachers who have taught you during the previous two school years by entering names and email addresses in the application.

    • Requests for recommendations will automatically be emailed to the teachers.

    • You should ask the teacher and verify his or her email address BEFORE listing him/her as a recommender.

  5. Submit ALL requirements by January 15th.

  6. Check your BCPS email to learn the status of your application. All applicants will be notified by March 15 of their application status.

  7. Accept or decline your invitation no later than April 1.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the application the student must meet the following requirements:

  1. Residency in Burke County and be a current sophomore in high school

  2. Junior status by the end of this current school year

  3. A minimum unweighted GPA of 2.8

  4. No major attendance or discipline issues

  5. Complete a minimum of 13 high school credits, including:

      • English I, II, and Communication Skills

      • American History OR AP US History and World History: Issues and Patterns OR AP World History

      • Math I and Math II

      • Earth Science and Biology (Physical Science or Chemistry is recommended but not required)

      • Health & Physical Education

      • Electives

        1. Recommended Electives: one fine art course, one CTE course, & two credits of the same foreign language


Please review the following information to understand the expectations and commitment you are making through your application and potential acceptance at Burke Middle College.

BMC Academic Integrity Policy

BMC Student Expectations

WPCC Student Code of Conduct

Submit an Application

Before you begin, review this document to have all of the information needed ready and accessible: BMC Application Information

Next, complete the online application. Your parent or guardian will also need to digitally sign the application and you must be logged into your BCPS email to access the application. If you are not currently a student in the BCPS system, please contact Cher Wheeler to access the application.

Applications are closed for the Class of 2024.