Student Applications Students are selected by nomination from teachers, guidance counselors and principals within their school district. Teacher Applications Selected School Districts on the Upper, Middle, and Lower Cuyahoga River Watershed were invited to submit the names of science teachers for partipation in the ISLS09 Academy. Teachers were contacted by the directors of the Academy and accepted before students were nominated. Future ISLS Academies Funding for future ISLS Academies has not yet been announced. Please contact us for further information and participation in our program.