How Should I Prepare for My Interview?

  • The interview is an important part of the application process.

    • A parent/guardian should be present at some point during the interview. 
    • Zoom may be utilized for conducting the interview.  

    Here are some tips to prepare:

    21st Century Academies logo Interview Sign-up Information

    • Sign-up information will be sent out by each individual academy no later than three days before winter break.

    Dress Professionally

    • A pair of slacks and a nice shirt is appropriate for anyone.
    • Pick out your outfit ahead of time to reduce stress on the day of the interview.
    • If you are in need of an outfit, check with your Middle School counselor as they may have clothes with options available or they can help you find something to wear.


    • If your middle school has mock interviews, sign up for them.
    • Practice answering your essay questions verbally.
    • Be able to speak about your area of interest with passion and excitement.
    • Be able to speak about any experiences you have had in your area of interest.

    Interview the Academy

    • The interview is not just about the academy interviewing the student. It is also about the student interviewing the academy to see if it is a good fit for the student.
    • Prepare questions for the academy staff regarding how the academy will benefit you and prepare you for your future.