The Academy program is a three-year plan. We identify students eligible for the program in the 9th grade and the students start the three-year Academy program at the beginning of their 10th grade year:
Year One: Teaching Success: Making them students
Year Two: Connecting Lives: Community partnerships and integration
Year Three: Post-Graduation Plans: College and career planning
Academy students have a carefully planned schedule and receive individualized attention from academy teachers, their counselor and administrators. In the morning, students travel as a group to each of their four core classes (English and History in the Fall/Math and Science in the Spring). Students are enrolled in a Guided Studies class 3rd period all year long where they are paired with student mentors. The students receive tutoring, get help with their organization, and check grades weekly with their mentors. Students also participate in an elective of choice or a sport during 4th period. Academy students stay with their group of peers and their Academy teachers for the remainder of their years in high school.