• Applying to Beacon Academy

  • Academy applications for students who will be freshmen during the 2020-21 school year will be available September 9th, 2019.  The district-wide Explore event for 8th graders will be open to parents the evening of September 10th.  8th grade students will attend during school on September 11th. Look for our Beacon Academy booth! We will also host Open Houses at South Elgin High School during the week of September 16th (more info and exact dates TBD).  


    Contact carriecrowe@u-46.org with any questions about the Beacon Academy of Media and Digital Arts.


    Application Link (will open September 9th, 2019):  https://district.u-46.org/academy/form/  

    Specific Application Instruction for Beacon: Link will be provided on September 9th, 2019. Please view the videos below for tips about the application requirements.

  • Accessing the Application

  • Overview of the Application Process

  • Essay and Personal Statement

  • Video Submission

  • The Interview

  • Storm Traits