Math/Science/Computers (MSC)

  • The Livonia Public Schools Math/Science/Computer Program (MSC), located at Churchill High School, is a four year program. The MSC Program has the purpose of providing a 9th-12th grade math/science/computer science concentration to students who have a high level of achievement and interest in the areas of math and science. Thirty students are selected for the incoming 9th grade class. Students must have completed Algebra 1 by the end of 8th grade in order to apply for MSC for 9th grade. Applications are normally only accepted for the incoming 9th grade class.   

    The curriculum is specifically designed for students who have an intense interest in math and science. The courses are taught at a faster pace and in greater depth. The Advanced Placement (AP) Program gives students the opportunity to pursue college-level studies and receive advanced placement and/or course credit upon entering college. In the MSC program, AP courses are required in Biology, Chemistry, Physics: Mechanics, Physics: Electricity & Magnetism, Computer Science Principles, Computer Science (coding), Calculus BC, and Statistics. Students in the MSC program take their MSC courses as a prescribed curriculum and select their remaining courses from the Churchill High School course offerings available to all CHS students. All MSC students are full time students at Churchill High School. Transportation to Churchill for MSC students is provided by LPS for students who live in the Franklin HS and Stevenson HS attendance areas.    

    Parents of 8th grade LPS students who fit the Algebra eligibility guideline above will be notified in late October 2019 of the opportunity for the student to apply to the MSC Program for fall 2020.

    The MSC Program is open only to students who live in the Livonia Public Schools School District and to students who already attend LPS schools. Due to the teacher recommendations and the testing that needs to be completed for admission consideration, students who reside in the LPS school district but do not attend an LPS school are asked to request an application for fall 2020 by Friday, October 18, 2019. Applications for all students are due by Monday, November 18, 2019. Testing for fall 2020 admission to the MSC Program is currently scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 2019. 

    For more information about the MSC Program and the application process, contact Douglas Coates, MSC Facilitator, at 734-744-2650 Ext. 46967, or via email at

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MSC Application


    Thank you for your interest in the Livonia Math/Science/Computer Program for the fall of 2019. Students can apply only for 9th grade entry into the MSC Program and only students who will have completed Algebra 1 by the end of 8th grade are eligible to apply.

    If the student is attending an LPS middle school, then applying to MSC requires completing the short informational application and submitting a Letter of Intent essay.

    The online application is available by clicking the menu option at the left. Please note that LPS students who have been identified as eligible to apply for MSC for 9th grade for 2019 will be be contacted by a letter that will be mailed home in mid-October 2018. If you believe you should have received this letter and did not receive it, please contact Doug Coates, MSC Facilitator, at 734-744-2650 ext. 46967, or by email at

    If you would rather submit a paper copy of the application, please contact Doug Coates, MSC Facilitator, at the phone number or email address listed above.

    The MSC Application and Letter of Intent are both due by ​Thursday, November 15, 2018.

    Students living in the Livonia Public Schools School District but not currently attending an LPS middle school are eligible to apply to the MSC Program under the same conditions as above. However, non-LPS students cannot use the online application and additional information is needed. Please contact Doug Coates by email or phone to receive a non-LPS student application.

    The MSC Program accepts applications from current LPS 8th grade students ​or​ current 8th grade students living within the attendance boundaries of the Livonia Public Schools School District. Out-of-district applications for the MSC Program are not accepted.