The Collegiate Academy is a dual enrollment, public high school, designed to accelerate the educational process for college bound students. As a charter public school, The Collegiate Academy intends to serve students in grades 10 through 12 who seek the challenge of high academic standards, rigorous curricula, and college-level study at a small innovative high school. The Collegiate Academy will neither duplicate, nor intentionally compete with, the highly respected comprehensive academic programs provided by the local school district and area private schools. Rather, it will provide an innovative alternative for students in grades 10 through 12. The design of the Collegiate Academy reflects best practices found in increasingly robust research literature on school reform, including the successful Early College High School Initiative sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Links to the world of work in successful programs include goal setting, employability skills, job training, work study, work attitudes and habits, and career counseling. In addition, summer enhancement programs are effective motivators and acceleration opportunities.
The curriculum will be the State approved college curriculum for students to obtain an AA degree upon graduation for high school, accelerating the students academic progress by two years.
Students will be provided two learning models:
- Tutorial (University Professor teaching in the traditional manner)
- On-line with teacher support in the classroom
Student Needs Assessment
Student needs assessment will include:
- Core and elective course work towards an AA and high school graduation
- Test-taking skills
- SAT/ACT Test Prep
- Reading support
- Math support
- Personal, social and career development
Each students advisor will work their advisees individually and collectively in the areas of graduation progression (Individual Graduation Plan), career planning, social and life management skills, and post-secondary education options.