Global International Studies (GIS)
This academy provides a rigorous, engaging education where students study specific curricula related to world cultures, current affairs, history, literature, and languages. GIS is housed at Leonardtown High School.
The Academy of Global and International Studies (GIS) at Leonardtown High School provides a rigorous, engaging education where students study specific curricula related to world cultures, current affairs, history, literature, and languages. Students learn within a trans-disciplinary instructional model to allow regrouping and extension of lessons.
Students in the Academy of GIS are challenged by taking several Pre-AP and Advanced Placement (AP) courses each year of high school. Additionally, students are enrolled in specialized GIS designated courses that provide opportunities for students to refine their academic organizational skills, analytic inquiry, oral speaking and presentation skills as well as writing talents. GIS students also complete year-long project-based learning as part of their Capstone project, where they research and present information related to student service, global awareness, or community activism.
Academy Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will open in April 2024.
For more information about GIS, please visit our break-out session at your child's Rising Freshman Orientation Night event.
Applicants will complete the online application with a parent/guardian. Applicants will also include a brief essay describing interest in global policies and the humanities, and a teacher recommendation from an English or Social Studies teacher is required.
Additional factors may also be considered to include attendance, grades, local assessments, placement in Accelerated coursework, teacher recommendations, involvement in extra-curricular and volunteer activities, and/or student-written essay.