2021-2022 Rising 9th Graders: FAQ & EPIC Application
If you have questions, please check out our FAQ here:
We have opened up the EPIC application for the 2021-22 school year. The application is due to Mill Creek by February 12, 2021.* Applicants will receive notice of acceptance by March 1, 2021.* Please find the digital version of the application here.
*These dates are subject to change due to the current pandemic situation.
What is EPIC?
MC EPIC is a STEM Certified Program at Mill Creek High School.
Mill Creek High School offers students a unique STEM opportunity for rising 9th graders. The Mill Creek STEM program, EPIC, is built upon learning strategies that are experiential, project-based, innovative, collaborative, and cross-curricular. The program is a response to STEM industry calls for employees who have both a solid academic foundation and “soft” skills (e.g., interpersonal communications, working with others in a team) along with critical thinking skills. Students take four classes within the EPIC program - their science, math, and language arts academic classes as well as an engineering elective. The rest of their classes are traditional 9th-grade classes. EPIC students have the opportunity to take any AP courses available to other MC students as well as all electives offered at Mill Creek. EPIC students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities and clubs, as EPIC is a program that recognizes the benefits of being a well-rounded student. Enrollment for the 9th-grade class is open to 8th-grade students who successfully complete Algebra or Accelerated Algebra in 8th grade and fill out a brief application during the registration process. The deadline for the application is February 15, 2021.
EPIC Night 2020: If you missed our most recent EPIC Night, visit our highlights page to see an overview of the amazing displays!
"EPIC has brought me into a new culture of learning- it has enhanced my ability to work in a team, be a leader, and adapt to challenges at hand."
MC EPIC Student
"Project-Based Learning is learning with a different
perspective which is what makes PBL unique."
MC EPIC Student