Application Process

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Center for Leadership & International Relations at James River High School.

To apply to the Center, please visit and scroll down to Admissions Documents.


  • Please ensure that your middle school counselor is informed of your application, and he or she will forward transcripts and recommendations to our office.


  • Potential applicants and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend an informative Open House that explains the purpose of the Center, its courses, and student involvement and opportunities. 


  • Attendees will hear from current students and also participate in breakout sessions held immediately after the presentation. The breakout sessions will allow students and parents the opportunity to ask specific questions about the Center. 




*Emails with additional information about interviews will be sent to applicants by January 10, 2020 using the email address provided on the application; all applicants are granted an interview.

(No confirmation letters will be sent; applicants will receive an email in Jan. w/ details.)

We look forward to meeting you in February for your interview!

Posted 12/18/19

Who do we select?



When selecting students, the following criteria are using in making decisions:


  • Middle school grades

  • Strong application demonstrating leadership, community service, particpation in activities, awards, and other interests

  • A confidential recommendation from a 7th or 8th grade English or social studies teacher

  • A second confidential recommendation from a 7th or 8th grade middle school teacher of your choice

Informational Documents

Interview Reminders

  • Check the date and arrival time for your interview. 

  • Wear business casual/business attire.

  • Arrive at JRHS at your designated time in the front lobby where a Leadership student will greet you.

  • Parents may visit our hospitality suite while their child is being interviewed.


  • Check here if there is inclement weather.

  • If an emergency arises, please call Mrs. Ashley Hewlett as soon as possible at 378-2420 x4165. If you need to contact her the day of your interview after 2:00 p.m., please call the main office at 378-2420 or via email after 3 p.m.: