What are the Academies of Hampton?

Hampton City Schools is embarking on remaking its four high schools into the Academies of Hampton, small learning communities in which students focus their studies on a specific career or college pathway. Take a look at what the academies will be, why Hampton thinks this is the right path and more topics related to the transformation. 

  • Hampton changes involve remaking its four high schools into career academies

    Hampton changes involve remaking its four high schools into career academies

    When school starts Sept. 5, Hampton teenagers will enter newly revamped freshman classes that will ask them to start making decisions that could impact the rest of their working lives. This fall, every freshman in Hampton will enter into freshmen academies, described by school officials as small...

  • Officials: Revamping high schools the right path for Hampton

    Officials: Revamping high schools the right path for Hampton

    Ralph Saunders tried to remain calm. The Bethel High School principal, headset covering his ears, was trying to negotiate with a man holding a group of men and women hostages in the room next door. He thought he'd tried everything, having calmly and confidently asked the man on the other line to...

  • Hampton one of 26 communities undergoing academy transformation

    Hampton one of 26 communities undergoing academy transformation

    Hampton City Schools may be drastically overhauling its high school curriculum and structure, revamping students' learning to focus on career and college-prep pathways, but it's not going at it alone. The school division is one of 26 communities designated within Ford Next Generation Learning's...

  • Hampton turns to Hampton Roads Transit to provide transportation option

    Hampton turns to Hampton Roads Transit to provide transportation option

    One of the biggest speed bumps in the ongoing transformation of Hampton's high schools into academies focused on career and college pathways is how to move students to where they need to be. Next year, each sophomore will have picked which academy he or she wishes to attend. The academies are made...

  • Dozens of Hampton school, city employees made trips to check out Nashville academies

    Dozens of Hampton school, city employees made trips to check out Nashville academies

    Since the process started three years ago, thousands of dollars have already been spent on the Academies of Hampton endeavor. More than 50 school and city officials have made or are planning to make study visits to Ford Next Generation Learning's flagship schools in Nashville, Tenn., trips that...

  • Video: Bethel High School Participates in Academies of Hampton

    Video: Bethel High School Participates in Academies of Hampton

    Bethel High School faculty received hostage crisis training during a session with Hampton Police Department and Academies of Hampton on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

  • High School Teachers Train With Hampton Police Division

    High School Teachers Train With Hampton Police Division

    High school teachers from Hampton are training with Hampton Police Division Academies inside their training area and one the water front. These teachers are learning about what HPD does in an extenrship in order to teach their students in a Law and Public Safety Academy coming to Bethel in the...

  • Infobox: Current and planned academies of Hampton high schools

    Infobox: Current and planned academies of Hampton high schools

    This graphic is best viewed on a desktop computer. Source: Hampton City Schools

  • Graphic: School districts comparison

    Graphic: School districts comparison

    Hampton is one of 26 communities to implement the Ford Next Generation Learning academies model. See how two others compare to Hampton. Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Racine Unified School District, Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education and Virginia Department of Education

  • Maps: High school HRT bus stops

    Maps: High school HRT bus stops

    Bethel and Hampton high schools each have two Hampton Roads Transit bus stops in front of their buildings. Take a look at the closest stops for Kecoughtan and Phoebus. Source: Hampton Roads Transit

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