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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.

The World Language for the Class of 2026 will be Chinese

The Academy Application is now closed

Important Dates

  • Student Applications are due by Monday, January 24, 2022
  • Applicant Interview will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2022
  • Teacher Recommendations are due by Friday, February 4, 2022

Interviews and Impromptu Writing

On Thursday, January 27th, 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 4:00 p.m. and begin promptly at 4:15 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.

Communication of Admission Status

On Friday, February 18 (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.