World Languages and International Studies Criteria

  • 1.  Above-average grades, with an emphasis on high academic achievement in English and social studies

    2.  Above-average existing standardized test scores in those same areas 

    3.  Teacher recommendations from social studies/history and English teachers 

    4.  Two essays: one prepared, to be included with application materials, and one on-site, written during the interview process 

    5.  Interview with Academy staff, conducted at the middle schools during school time. 

    Applicants are evaluated on the following:

    • Pre-written and on-site essay
    • Test scores (MAP) and grades, with and emphasis on English, reading and history
    • Teacher recommendations
    • Interview