ACADEMIES

What Are the Academies of Community?

The Academies of Community provide students with one of the best college and career prep experiences in the nation. Each Academy gives students access to early college credit, certifications, & advanced classes. The Academies of Community are the way that a students career or CTE classes are structured. Think of a student’s academy as their “College”, and the selected program of study as their “Major”. A student’s academy will drive their high school experience throughout all 4 years of high school. The 3 Academies available in Community High School empower students through career exposure so they can make timely, informed decisions and discover their true passions while earning early college credit and nationally recognized industry certifications. General education content is taught through the lens of their academy while more business and community partners provide authentic experiential learning opportunities at every level. The Academies of Community offer: RIGOR: All students form a deeper understanding of required academic subjects, electives and specialized courses to prepare them for college. RELEVANCE: Teachers incorporate real-world examples into all academic and specialized courses. In the Academies of Community, we strive for every student to participate in at least one experiential learning activity every year of high school. Experiences are designed to build upon one another in order to narrow a student’s postsecondary focus. RELATIONSHIPS: Students share smaller personalized environments with classmates with common interests and a team of teachers who serve as their advocates. READINESS: Connections with business and community partners provide students with 21st Century skills for post-secondary and career success.