Application Process

2020-2021 Academy Applications are now open! Apply now!

Please read the following terms and conditions regarding the 2020-2021 Pathways Application process.

  • All online applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday,  April 17th, 2020.  No applications will be accepted after that date.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • All applicants will be notified about acceptance status via the contact email address provided by Friday, May 22nd, 2020. Please make sure your email address is valid and can accept messages from an SMCPS address.
  • Please direct any questions regarding this application process to your school counselor. You may also email cmgill@smcps.org or call 301-475-5511 ext. 32104.

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About The Academy of Global and International Studies

The Academy of Global and International Studies (GIS) at Leonardtown High School provides a rigorous, engaging education where students study specific curriculum 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 as well as 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.

Find out more with our informational brochure.