Before Starting an Application

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For 2020, we have NEW system from the previous years. If you are a returning student, it will have a similar feel moving from section to section as previously, but we hope somethings will be easier. We also have a new way we are working with recommendations letter so please read details on that below. ALL STUDENTS will need to create new profiles, even if you are returning. So when creating a new account, please use an email address that you will check often as this will be the email address ACADEMY will use when notifying students of their application status, acceptance, payment information, class selection and last minute reminders. Please do not use student school emails as sometimes those accounts are deactivated over the summer. 

Start a New Application!

Return to your Application!

When you return to the system, press the 'Account Login' button and enter in your log in credentials. If you forget to log in, press 'Account Login,' then 'Forgot Your Password?'

Complete Applications Include:

New Students

  1. 100% completion of Application. Please note: ACADEMY Staff will not review applications if there is missing information. A complete application includes all of the components listed below. Please be certain the essay/student statement is complete.
    1. New student statement prompt: Describe things you have done to enrich your life. You may include information about special interests, leadership, activities and awards. What makes you a good fit for ACADEMY? (400-500 words) 
    2. Theme Question: What does Legacy mean to you? How do you want to leave your mark? (400-500 words)
  2. Most recent report card with at least a 3.4 GPA or equivalent in whatever form your school reports progress at school. If you have not received a spring report card yet, a fall report card will be adequate. Please upload this into the appropriate spot in the application. 
  3. Most recent achievement test scores such as i-Ready, OAKS, Smarter Balanced, STAR (California). These scores may be from the previous school year. Applicants participating in schools that do not participate in student assessment tests (international students, Waldorf) will be contacted by our reviewers for additional information as needed. 
  4. Two confidential letters of recommendation. One must be from a current teacher or school administrator. The other letter of recommendations can be from a religious leader, scout leader, 4H leader, coaches and/or extra-curricular teachers etc.  Letter of recommendations may not be from family members, family friends or from the student themselves. During the application process, you will fill out the name and email of 2 recommenders. Upon inputting their information, the system will automatically email the recommenders of your request for them to fill out a digital recommendation letter. Please let them know to be on the look out for the email with instructions. From our experience, sometimes it lands in the Spam folder.If your recommender does not utilize email or is having issues getting the email in their inbox, please have them contact our office and we can help. 

Returning Students (NEW INFORMATION IN 2020)

  1. 100% completion of Application. Please note: ACADEMY Staff will not review applications if there is missing information. A complete application includes all of the components listed below. Please be certain the essay/student statement is complete.
    1. Theme Question: What does Legacy mean to you? How do you want to leave your mark? (400-500 words)
  2. Most recent report card with at least a 3.4 GPA or equivalent in whatever form your school reports progress at school. If you have not received a spring report card yet, a fall report card will be adequate. Please upload this into the appropriate spot in the application.
  3. One confidential letter of recommendation. This letter must come from a current teacher or school administrator. Letter of recommendations may not be from family members, family friends or from the student themselves. During the application process, you will fill out the name and email of your recommender. Upon inputting their information, the system will automatically email the recommenders of your request for them to fill out a digital recommendation letter. Please let them know to be on the look out for the email with instructions. From our experience, sometimes it lands in the Spam folder. If your recommender does not utilize email or is having issues getting the email in their inbox, please contact our office and we can help.  

 Junior Counselor Intern (NEW INFORMATION IN 2020)

Click here for more information about the Junior Counselor Intern.

  1. 100% completion of Application. Please note: ACADEMY Staff will not review applications if there is missing information. A complete application includes all of the components listed below. Please be certain the essay/student statement is complete. 
    1. New JCI Question: What past experiences have you learned from that would make you more compassionate toward other campers? (400-500 words)
    2. Returning JCI Question: In what ways has your experience at ACADEMY shaped you? (400-500 words)
  2. Most recent report card in whatever form your school reports progress at school. If you have not receieved a spring report card yet, a fall report card will be adequate. Please upload this into the appropriate spot in the application.
  3. One confidential letter of recommendation. This letter must come from a current teacher or school administrator. Letter of recommendations may not be from family members, family friends or from the student themselves. During the application process, you will fill out the name and email of your recommender. Upon inputting their information, the system will automatically email the recommenders of your request for them to fill out a digital recommendation letter. Please let them know to be on the look out for the email with instructions. From our experience, sometimes it lands in the Spam folder. If your recommender does not utilize email or is having issues getting the email in their inbox, please contact our office and we can help.  

Junior Counselor (NEW INFORMATION IN 2020)

  1. 100% completion of Application. Please note: ACADEMY Staff will not review applications if there is missing information. A complete application includes all of the components listed below. Please be certain the essay/student statement is complete.
    1. New JC Question: What past experiences have you learned from that could make you more compasionate with other campers? (400-500 words). 
    2. Returning JC Question: In what ways has your experience at ACADEMY shaped you? (400-500 words)
  2. Most recent report card in whatever form your school reports progress at school. If you have not receieved a spring report card yet, a fall report card will be adequate. Please upload this into the appropriate spot in the application.
  3. One confidential letter of recommendation. This letter must come from a current teacher or school administrator. Letter of recommendations may not be from family members, family friends or from the student themselves. During the application process, you will fill out the name and email of your recommender. Upon inputting their information, the system will automatically email the recommenders of your request for them to fill out a digital recommendation letter. Please let them know to be on the look out for the email with instructions. From our experience, sometimes it lands in the Spam folder. If your recommender does not utilize email or is having issues getting the email in their inbox, please contact our office and we can help.  

 Senior Counselor (NEW INFORMATION IN 2020)

  1. 100% completion of Application. Please note: ACADEMY Staff will not review applications if there is missing information. A complete application includes all of the components within the application. Please be certain the essay/student statement is complete.