Think one high school student can change the world?

We do.

We are The School for Ethics and Global Leadership (SEGL), a semester-long college prep opportunity in Washington, DC for highly motivated high school students.

SEGL is a program with experienced leadership, outstanding sending schools, and an established curriculum support team that includes some of DC’s finest institutions.

At SEGL, you will live with amazing friends from around the country.  Your classes will be relevant and your teachers will inspire you.  You will confront ethical questions, leadership dilemmas, and international challenges in the world’s most influential city.  And, most important, you will return home as an empowered, connected, knowledgeable leader.

Think one high school student can change the world?  Let’s get started.

Who should apply to SEGL?

Do you want to be part of a community that values honest, passionate conversation, that actively strives to make the world a better place, and that celebrates you for being exactly who you are? Do you want to learn in a challenging environment alongside peers and teachers who all want to be here, who are all motivated, and who come from remarkably diverse backgrounds? Do you believe the world needs better leaders, and do you want to become one of them? If so, then SEGL might be right for you!

Students at SEGL are characterized by a few key traits. First, students who are accepted into our community must be capable of and motivated for advanced, college-preparatory academic work. Whether your school has many resources or few, your academic record must show that you have taken full advantage of them. Second, your record must show a willingness to live by SEGL’s social contract: because you will be given significant trust and responsibility from the beginning of the semester, you must not have a significant history of dishonest and/or irresponsible behavior—academic or otherwise. Among other ethical considerations, you must be willing to spend your time at the school drug and alcohol free. Third, your personal essay and your teacher recommendations must show a commitment to the mission of our school. That is, every accepted student should be motivated to use the school’s resources to shape herself or himself into an ethical leader who will create positive change in our world.

If this sounds like you, then deciding to apply to SEGL could be one of the best decisions you ever make. Please consider completing an application. The application asks you to provide several things: writing samples, two recommendations, your most recent academic transcript, a parent statement and consent form, and some personal contact information. You will also need to sign our SEGL Ethics Pledge, which states your willingness to abide by our social contract while you are a student here.

Meanwhile, we hope you will continue to browse our website and learn more about SEGL. For more details on the SEGL experience, check out the Students section and our list of frequently asked questions. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter (@SEGL), and Instagram (@schoolforethics).

SEGL is a proud member of the Semester Schools Network.

More questions? Contact our admissions staff and we will schedule a time for you to speak to one of us. Helping you decide whether SEGL is best for you is one of the most important things we do, so please don’t be shy.