Academy Programs Virtual Open House
Join GIS staff for a virtual Q&A session on Wednesday, April 6th. For more information, please visit the Open House Google Site.
Academy Applications for the 2022-2023 school year have closed!
Please contact Colleen Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about applying for the academy program.
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.
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.