COLLEGE & CAREER ACADEMIES
A 4-year Opportunity to Prepare for the Future
Alexandria Area High School offers a modern education campus and an innovative learning program. The high school is organized into small learning communities, collectively know as The Academies of Alexandria. The concept of Small Learning Communities (SLCs) is growing across the nation as an effective model to prepare all students for college AND career.CORE CURRICULUM FOR ALLAll academies require a Core Curriculum of English, Math, Science, Social Studies, PE/Health, and General/Global Electives as a requirement for graduation.PERSONALIZED LEARNING FOR ALL
Students in grades 9-12 at Alexandria Area High School experience a more personalized school day as they prepare for success in college and / or the work force. The Academies at Alexandria Area High School personalizes learning by:
COLLEGE & CAREER PATHWAY / ACADEMY CHOICESA pathway is a sequence of courses within your chosen academy designed to help you prepare for a specific career area and meet the mandatory requirements for high school graduation. Pathways provide students and their families with a plan to connect coursework in high school with college and career opportunities after graduation.Students charter their unique pathway" during ninth grade, exploring career choices.
- Organizing teachers in a team structure to ensure student success and personal connections within a large high school.
- Providing project-based, interdisciplinary learning that immerses students in an authentic 'real world' experience.
- Engaging students by making classes relevant to personal interests and aspirations.
- Providing connections with local businesses and professionals, linking schoolwork and the workplace.
Then select one of the following Academies to enter during their sophomore year.
One of the 15 Pathways will enable you to concentrate your learning to personal interests and aspirations and transition to college or the workforce with ease.