The Glenbrook Academy of International Studies

Founded in 1981, the Glenbrook Academy of International Studies is a nationally recognized program integrating the teaching and learning of English, Social Studies, and World Languages for students in the Glenbrook High Schools.

Parents of current Academy students are invited to attend Parent Night in the Classroom.  This event will take place on Thursday, September 9th in the West Cafeteria at Glenbrook South High School starting at 7 p.m.  Academy students have received a letter with more details about this evening.  

The World Language for the Class of 2026 will be Chinese.  


Interviews and Impromptu Writing:

On Thursday, January 28th, Academy applicants will complete two writing samples and sit for an interview with Staff and current students. This process will occur remotely through Zoom. 

We will open the Zoom meeting at 3:45 p.m. and begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. Students will receive two writing prompts in the meeting and will have until 6:30 p.m. to complete them. While students are writing their responses, we will place each student in a Breakout Room for their interview. The interviews will last between 5-8 minutes. At the end of the interview, students will be returned to the main Zoom meeting to complete their prompts.

Students are expected to remain in the live Zoom meeting while they are completing their samples. Students may write their responses in any Word processing document. When they are finished, they will copy and paste their prompts into an email and send them directly to the Academy. We will provide an email address for this process during the meeting. 

Once the applicant has completed their interview and the writing responses, they are free to leave the meeting. However, the meeting will end at 6:30 p.m. for all applicants.

We will be emailing the Zoom Meeting link to all students later this week. 

Please contact Mr. Whipple or Mrs. Chandiles with any questions or concerns.

Academy Application:

The Academy Application is now closed.

Update on Teacher Recommendations:

Academy applicants should communicate their requests for teacher recommendations as soon as possible. Please let your teachers know that electronic submissions can be made from the Academy website. Teachers may also submit their recommendations by mail as they have in the past.
Please note that all teacher recommendations are confidential and will not be shared with students.

Important Dates:

Student Applications are due by Monday, January 25, 2021
Applicant Interviews will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021  
Teacher Recommendations are due by Friday, February 5, 2021

Communication of Admission Status:

On Friday, February 19 (after school), each applicant will be sent an email containing The Academy's final decision on placement.  In the meantime, all applicants should complete the high school registration materials required of all eighth graders.  Those eighth graders placed into The Academy will be rescheduled by guidance counselors later this spring.