To be eligible for admission to the Integrated Global Studies School as a junior, a student must have completed at least: two years of English, two years of Math, Biology or a Physical Science, and World History.
To be eligible for admission to the Integrated Global Studies School as a senior, a student must have completed at least: three years of English, two years of Math, Biology, World History, and United States History.
Students in the Integrated Global Studies School need to continue their study of a Modern or Classical Language until they have completed the fourth year of that language.
Students are expected to pursue all New Trier High School graduation requirements by carefully planning their courses over four years. This includes graduation requirements in math, science, kinetic wellness, fine/practical arts, consumer education, and driver’s education. Participation in IGSS will limit some student choice in their school day outside of IGSS. For instance, it would be difficult for an IGSS student to take more than three Advanced Placement courses within a year.
Students commit to enrollment in the Integrated Global Studies School for the entire academic year.
Those applicants whose application materials indicate a good fit with the IGSS will have personal interviews with the IGSS staff. The interview will be an integral and influential part of the application and admission process.
Strong candidates for the Integrated Global Studies School will:* have an open and inquisitive mind.* be comfortable working in a less-structured, self-directed environment.* enjoy collaborative work.* be intrinsically motivated.* enjoy a challenging academic curriculum.* be comfortable serving in mentoring and teaching roles.* possess a global outlook.* learn by doing and experiencing as well as seeing and hearing.* be open to alternative methods of assessment.* enjoy a creative approach to learning and employ creative means to display their learning. Students who should not apply to the Integrated Global Studies School include:- those who need to take New Trier classes which are only available during the time of the IGSS (pds. 6-9)- those whose daily schedule at New Trier requires extensive one-on-one contact or a self-contained classroom setting that would not allow their participation in a small school. All applicants must complete the Required Adviser or Teacher Reflection found on the website. It is the applicant’s responsibility to print and forward this form to the applicant's Adviser or Teacher.