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 freshmen commit to graduate in 2021

    Hampton freshmen commit to graduate in 2021

    On Monday morning, Hampton’s high school freshmen got an early dose of the pomp and circumstance they’ll experience when they graduate in June 2021. The nearly 1,500 students from the city’s four high schools gathered at the Hampton Coliseum for the school division’s first Commitment to Graduate...

  • Hampton students courted by businesses, schools during academies career fair

    Hampton students courted by businesses, schools during academies career fair

    Rising sophomores in Hampton got a taste of what they might expect in the real world at the My Future, My Journey, Career Exploratory Program on Thursday. More than 75 booths, trailers, vehicles and interactive experiences were set up for students to peruse to help them figure out their next big...

  • Hampton students to make academy, transportation picks in coming months

    Hampton students to make academy, transportation picks in coming months

    Rising sophomores in Hampton will have a big decision on their hands in the coming weeks. They will have to pick and rank the top five career paths they most want to follow in their final three years of high school. Once submitted, fingers will be crossed until they find out if they got their top...

  • Academies of Hampton offerings finalized, courses still to-be-developed

    Academies of Hampton offerings finalized, courses still to-be-developed

    Hampton City Schools has unveiled the final line-up of academies and career pathways that every member of the Class of 2021 will be sorted into next year. The Academies of Hampton, an ongoing transformation of the city’s four high schools into smaller learning communities, will group rising sophomores...

  • Bethel High's academies impress elected officials

    Bethel High's academies impress elected officials

    Bethel High School senior Mekhi Crocker got to show off his school Friday to elected officials and community leaders. Crocker, a senior and a member of the Academy of Law and Public Safety, told a group gathered for Hampton's Take Your Legislator to School Day that the academy was the right fit...

  • Hampton freshmen get pitches from tourism industry

    Hampton freshmen get pitches from tourism industry

    The tourism industry isn’t just hotels and theme parks, hundreds of Hampton high school freshmen learned Wednesday morning. You could be an engineer, for example, and still help a visitor have a good time on the Peninsula, Ziad Al Rawi, chief engineer for the Embassy Suites adjacent to the Hampton...

  • McAuliffe visits, praises Bethel academies

    McAuliffe visits, praises Bethel academies

    As soon as Gov. Terry McAuliffe saw Jalyn Whitfield practicing taking blood pressure, he whipped his suit jacket off and offered up his arm. Whitfield, a sophomore at Bethel High School, gladly accepted, slipping the cuff onto his left bicep to count his heartbeats. The governor’s stats? Pretty...

  • 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...

  • 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

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