Applications for Foreign Language Academies
The Guide for Students and Parents/Guardians (PDF) answers many frequently asked questions about the Foreign Language Academies. The student application packets are available only at this website in two file formats. The Word file can be downloaded, completed, and printed using Microsoft Word, and the PDF file can be printed and completed by hand.
The process for submitting applications and student data for nominees to the Governor’s Foreign Language Academies has been modified FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS to allow for direct entry of student data into a secure website. This change in procedures results in more time for students and schools to prepare the applications, increased accuracy in student data, and a faster application review process. Private school student data will be entered by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). Detailed information about the nominee submission process is provided in the Guide for Schools (PDF).
Applications for the 2014 Academies
All applications must be postmarked by January 24, 2014
- French, German, and Spanish Academy Applications (Word) | (PDF)
- Latin Academy Application (Word) | (PDF)
- Japanese Academy Application (Word) | (PDF)
The applications for the French, German, and Spanish Academies do not contain the speaking and composition topics, which are required components of the application packet when submitted. The school must order these materials (Word) by December 14, 2013 (this form is included in the Guide for Schools (PDF) as Attachment A).
The application for the Latin Academy does not contain the essay topics and Latin grammar test, which are required components of the application packet when submitted. The school must order these materials (Word) by December 14, 2013 (this form is included in the Guide for Schools (PDF) as Attachment A).
The application packet for the Japanese Academy contains all the necessary materials for application. There are no additional testing materials.
Language administrators, educators, teachers, and college students interested in a position at the 2014 Academies are encouraged to apply. Most of the faculty members at the Governor’s Foreign Language Academies are Virginia public secondary school teachers, private school teachers, or college professors. Also, up to six young people per academy assist faculty and monitor dormitory behavior. These resident advisors are native speakers, college majors, or former Academy students.
Language teachers from across the state are also encouraged to apply to visit the academy of their language as a teacher observer. Seeing the staff and students in action and taking an active role in some activities has proven highly successful as a leadership and professional development experience.
- Director – Application (Word) Application review will begin October 26, 2013
- Teacher – Application (Word) Application review will begin January 11, 2014
- Resident Assistant – Application (Word) Application review will begin January 11, 2014
- Teacher Observers – Application (Word) Materials must be postmarked by May 14, 2014.
Gifted education coordinators or foreign language supervisors must submit the names of students nominated by their school divisions or private schools by Friday, January 24, 2014. Please refer to the Guide for Schools (PDF) for details.
Public school divisions will create a Verification Report online through a secure website. Schools will enter student data directly to this website prior to mailing the student applications.