The Academy Programs represent an exciting expansion of curricular options for all students across the city. Recognizing that no educational program should adopt a “one size fits all” philosophy, the division developed the academy prototype – a school within a school – to provide additional academic choices for our students.
The division has five high school academies in operation:
Enrollment in an academy is based on a student’s successful application, customarily made by February 1 of the school year. The individual applications may vary depending on the particular academy.
We invite all students and their parents to visit our academies and take part in their open houses, typically held in the months just prior to the application deadline. In addition, you may choose to call the academy coordinator at the school for more information.
The High School Academy Programs offer expanded choices to students that not only challenge them academically, but also provide them with the core courses they need for Standards of Learning tests and graduation requirements.
Students interested in applying to one of the specialized academies may obtain an application from their guidance counselors or download the application form. Students may also obtain applications from the gifted resource teacher in their school.