World Languages and

International Studies


Frequently Asked Questions for Incoming Students

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Incoming Freshmen Night

We welcomed the WLISA class of 2025 with a getting to know you person hunt, a scavenger hunt of the building, and a team-building map quest.

Hopefully, you met someone new and everyone walked away with their first piece of Academy swag.

Academy Freshmen Orientation

Overview Video (no subtitles)

Streamwood High School World Languages and International Studies Magnet Academy

Overview Video (Spanish Subtitles)

Streamwood High School World Languages and International Studies Magnet Academy

Open House Video Introduction

Two academy seniors guide your through an overview of the academy experience. The slides are also available below.

WLISA Faculties

A quick video introduction from the academy staff.

WLISA Interest Form

The WLIS Academy is becoming the LEAD: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Action, and Design Magnet Program starting with the incoming class of 2026 in August 2022. WLISA will continue to exist and support the students in the program through the Class of 2025 when the switch to LEAD Magnet will be complete.

Application Process

The application process for district academy and magnet programs changes this fall of 2020. You can find more information about this process at the District Magnet Academy website. It is currently listed on the upper right of the page.

The Application Process opens on October 1 and will close on November 6. The application will be available on the U-46 Magnet Academies Website.

U-46 Magnet Academies Website

The disgtrict page is found here.

Wilson Family Testimonials

Three siblings who all graduated from WLISA share their thoughts on how the academy benefited them.

2019 Open House (Chalk)

Open House Slide Show

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, these events will be moving to remote delivery models.

More will be announced in mid-September. In the meantime, these are the slides from last year's open house.