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    The Global Studies Academy (GSA) exists to equip students to effectively solve the challenges society will face in the future while developing multi-faceted global citizens. Students are empowered to become innovative global thinkers who celebrate diversity. The Academy also fosters leadership by exposing its members to a variety of situations from a globally integrated perspective while offering opportunities in student government, community service and cultural awareness activities. 

  • Academy Application Update

    Students will receive notification of their academy status via email. Priority 1 acceptance notifications will be sent starting Friday, February 16, 2024. Students who qualify for their Priority 1 academy at that time will have until Friday, February 23, 2024 11:59 PM to Commit or Decline the invitation to that academy. Students should regularly monitor their email during this time. Failure to commit to the invitation by the deadline will result in a loss of your invitation to the Priority 1 academy. Students can only commit to one academy. Applications to all other academies will be automatically declined if a student commits to their Priority 1 academy during the Priority window.

    Following the results of the Priority window notifications, notifications will go to all remaining students regarding their academy status. The regular acceptance window will begin on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Students accepted to academies within the regular acceptance window will have until Sunday, March 3, 2024 11:59 PM to Commit or Decline the invitation to that academy. Failure to commit to an invitation by the Sunday, March 3, 2024 11:59 PM deadline will result in a loss of your invitation to all academies to which you were invited. Students can only commit to one academy. Applications to all other academies, including those with waitlist status, will be automatically declined once a student commits to an academy. Students should monitor their email daily between February 24 and March 3 as statuses update once other applicants Commit or Decline invitations to the academies.

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  • The Global Issues Summit

    The Global Studies Academy is a high school program dedicated to promoting global citizenship by the means of focusing on languages, culture, and current events. As a part of that mission, the Academy hosts an annual student-run event called the Global Issues Summit (GIS) to spread awareness about a range of global concerns to students around the community as well as inform them about measures being taken to alleviate these issues in order to "Turn Awareness into Action." The Summit features speakers ranging from Presidential appointees to NGOs operating on a global level, with past participation from institutions such as UNICEF, the US State Department, the US Trade Representative's Office, the Pangea Network, A+ Challenge, Magic Bus, the Aga Khan Foundation, United Against Human Trafficking, and many others. 2022 will mark the tenth annual Global Issues Summit.

    The past seven Summits have focused on the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large. Further, the SDGs seek to tackle the root causes of poverty and unite us together to make a positive change for both people and the planet. The SDGs are grouped into the 5 Ps; People, Planet, Peace, Prosperity, and Partnership. This year, the Summit is organized around 2 of the P's: People and Partnership.

Global Issues Summit 2023 Mission & Theme

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Contact Us

  • Paul Wells
    High School Program Manager
    Phone: (281) 634-5645
    Kim Cain
    GSA Teacher Facilitator 
    Travis High School
    11111 Harlem Rd.
    Richmond, TX 77406 

Last Modified on February 15, 2024