StandWatch Academy Application
Thanks for your interest in StandWatch Academy. Before we can move forward with the fun stuff, I need to know a little bit about you. If accepted to any StandWatch Academy program, by submitting this form, students agree to follow our Standards of Conduct at

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Personal Information
Okay, to get started, tell us who your are, how we can contact you, and a little bit about yourself.
First Name *
Last Name *
Mobile Phone (For Texts) *
Birthdate *
Profile Picture
Please upload an appropriate profile picture that we can use for your file. No full-body photos. Headshots are best. Selfies are fine. The photo will not be publicly released without your parent's permission. *
Parent/Guardian Information
Parent/Guardian Name *
Parent/Guardian Phone Number *
Parent/Guardian Email *
Street Address *
City *
State *
Zipcode *
I understand that submitting this application does not mean that I am accepted into the StandWatch Academy program, and that I will not be accepted until I receive an email saying so. *
STEP ONE: What expedition(s) are you interested in?
We have four expeditions tentatively scheduled for 2019, select the one(s) you're interested in attending.
2019 Expeditions *
STEP TWO: Curriculum Selection
We have a couple different lesson plans and educational services. Select the ones you're interested in.
What academic programs and services are you interested in? *
Our outdoor expeditions heavily emphasize leadership development, civic engagement, and entrepreneurial skills. Our primary objective with this questionnaire is to identify students who are motivated, disciplined, have common sense, and are physically able to do the outdoor adventure activities.
If given a choice, what job would you prefer to focus on?
Do you like to read?
Physical Fitness
A lot of what we will be doing on the expeditions revolves around hikes and outdoor activities. We do A LOT of walking, sometimes over very challenging terrain; we hike above 10,000 feet in the Rockies, through the desert in Utah, and raft in really cold water in Colorado. As such, we need to get an understanding of your general physical condition.
What is the longest distance you have ever walked or hiked? *
Have you ever played a school or team sport? *
If I told you that, today, you need to go out and walk 20 miles, can you do it? *
Do you have any physical limitations that might prevent you from doing a strenuous outdoor activity? NOTE: Answering yes to this is not an automatic disqualifier. *
If you answered yes to the previous question, please explain.
Tell me what the 40% rule is? Do you believe it? *
Not all smart people have good grades. That's why I don't want to know what your GPA is, and would rather submit to torture than talk to you about standardized test results. Instead, I want students who are smart, have common sense, and are motivated to become leaders.
What was the largest group of people you have ever spoken to? *
If you had to choose, what activity would you like to do the most? *
Leadership Traits
These questions will help us get a handle on your potential leadership style. Please read each one and select an answer.
Over the last 14 days, how many times have you been late to school (be honest)?
When was the last time you turned an assignment in late?
Situation: You have an assignment due but you are having trouble getting it done by the deadline. What do you do?
When circumstances change, I struggle with deciding how to adjust. *
I feel threatened when someone criticizes me *
I ask people to do things that I will not do myself. *
I'm optimistic about life and can see beyond temporary setbacks and problems. *
When working with a team, I want to be recognized for my contributions. *
I am comfortable making decisions with limited information. *
The Last Question (I Promise)
In 140 characters, tell us why you want to be part of StandWatch Academy? *
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