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.

    Prepare

    • 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.