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Application Process

Students interested in attending one of the academy programs and/or advanced academic programs are required to submit an application. Each program has specific application requirements as listed below.

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 the school year. 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.

For questions about the application process, students should contact their school guidance counselor or the coordinator(s) of the program(s) to which they are applying. For technical assistance with the online application, students should contact the Technology Support Technician (TST) at their school.

For additional assistance, view this FAQ document for answers to frequently asked questions about the online application.

Program Application Requirements

Entrepreneurship and Business Academy
  • Write a thoughtful essay not to exceed 400 words. How does the theme of the Academy fit with your interests and future goals? What experiences, skills and talents will you bring to the academy?
Global Studies and World Languages Academy
  • Write a thoughtful essay not to exceed 400 words. How does the theme of the Academy fit with your interests and future goals? What experiences, skills and talents will you bring to the academy?
Governorís STEM Academy and Technology Academy
  • Completion of Honors Algebra I and Earth Science in middle school.
  • Submit an electronic portfolio. See attached list or visit the Landstown High School website 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 Governor's STEM or 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 STEM engineering. Essays should be original, creative and grammatically correct.
Health Sciences Academy
  • Write a thoughtful essay not to exceed 400 words. How does the theme of the Academy fit with your interests and future goals? What experiences, skills and talents will you bring to the academy.
International Baccalaureate Program
  • Admissions Exam

Legal Studies Academy
  • Write a thoughtful essay not to exceed 400 words. How does the theme of the Academy fit with your interests and future goals? What experiences, skills and talents will you bring to the academy.
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 Thursday, February 11, 2016