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The Global Studies and World Languages Academy at Tallwood High School will prepare students to contribute to the world community through multicultural and international perspectives in languages, geography, history, politics, and economics. This world-class education will create the world-class citizens of tomorrow.


Academy Application Process
Deadline January 10, 2018

Join us for a morning of food, fun, and culture!
We Share One World
Saturday, December 2, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
(Registration 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.)
Open to all VBCPS middle school students.
Click here for flyer and permission form.

Tallwood High School students are eligible for scholarships for summer study abroad programs offered by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). CIEE awarded up to $25000 to Tallwood in Global Navigator Scholarships. The awards are open to ALL Tallwood students to apply. Visit their website for additional information. Priority deadline is December 1.
CIEE Program Application:

CIEE Seize the Summer

Hour of Code ala Academy

Students participated in the international Hour of Code in Spanish, French and Arabic

students display hour of code completion certificates

Community Service Award Awards

Senior, Mallory Dossett 809 hours; Junior, Sydney Odango 609 hours; Sophomore, Mimi Trieu 614 hours; Freshman, Jason Vo 143 hours. Congratulations!

Community Service Award Winners

Academy News

Check out the news releases about our students

Global Studies Honor Society

The Global Studies and World Languages Academy is proud to announce the inauguration of the first Global Studies Honor Society for high school students. Those students who qualify based on academics received a congratulations letter with instructions for the next steps needed to become a member of the GSHS.

For more information please see Mr. Falls in room 300. You may also review the Constitution and Bylaws
Global Studies Honor Society Candidate Package
Global Studies Honor Society Constitution

Community Service

"Journey to Becoming a Global Citizen"

Click here for more information about community service and cultural events

Summer experiences can be applied to this requirement.
Click here to download Verification Log
Community service hours required:
Freshmen - 40
Sophomores - 40
Juniors - 30
Seniors - 30
Cultural experiences required:
Freshmen - 4
Sophomores - 4
Juniors - 4
Seniors - 4

Important Links

Application Process
Application Timeline
Global Studies Program of Study
GSWLA Travel Weebly
Rosetta Stone

Global Partners

CMA-CGM American
EF Tours
Global Nomads
Our friends at Global Nomads Group just launched a Google+ Community Page: Global Voices for students like you to converse with your peers around the world! Check it out and start a conversation!
Stihl, Inc.
United Jewish Federation of Tidewater
Virginia Beach Economic Development
World Affairs Council

The Lion's Den is now the official carrier of all GSWLA apparel. Visit the Lion's Den for new styles and colors in polos and hoodies