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Application Process

As a result of the inclement weather, the deadline for application to Old Donation Center, Kemps Landing Magnet and all academy and advanced academic programs has been extended to Wednesday, Feb. 5 to allow families a little extra time to complete the application process.

Students interested in attending one of the academy programs and/or advanced academic programs are required to submit an application. All required components of the student application must be submited by the deadline, Jan. 11, 2016. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be processed. During the selection process, each program will establish a waiting list of students in the event that a student who is offered a position chooses not to accept or transfers prior to the start of school. The waiting list will remain active only until the last business day prior to the first day of school. Students must re-apply for consideration for the next school year. Each program has specific application requirements. Students not currently enrolled in VBCPS must mail the application directly to each academy program and/or advanced academic program coordinator to which they are applying. All applications must be postmarked no later than Jan. 11, 2016. The required application component(s) for each program is listed below:

Academy and Advanced Academic Programs

Global Studies and World Languages Academy
  • Submit an essay. Describe your interest in a specific world culture or global issue. Explain how it impacts your life and the lives of others.
Governorís STEM Academy and Technology Academy
  • Submit an electronic portfolio. See attached list or visit the Landstown High School Web site at www.landstownhs.vbschools.com for electronic portfolio requirements.
  • Write a thoughtful essay of approximately 350 words that expresses why you are applying to the Technology Academy and what you hope to gain from this experience. The essay should include your thoughts and reasons for which of the three areas of concentration you wish to focus your studies: entrepreneurship, information technology or pre-engineering. Essays should be original, creative and grammatically correct.
Health Sciences Academy
  • Submit an essay. Why do you want to be a medical professional and how do you see yourself in a future medical practice?
International Baccalaureate Program
  • Admissions Exam

Legal Studies Academy
  • Submit an essay. In your opinion, what is the purpose of the legal system? Describe how attending the Legal Studies Academy will enhance your knowledge of the legal system.
Mathematics and Science Academy
  • Admissions Exam
  • Completion of Algebra I in middle school
Visual and Performing Arts Academy
  • An audition will be scheduled.


Last Modified on Wednesday, August 5, 2015