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 adds two academy options geared toward advanced learners

    Hampton adds two academy options geared toward advanced learners

    Two new options have been added to the Academies of Hampton lineup since it was first unveiled last December. The Gifted Enrichment Seminar, currently only for sophomores at Kecoughtan High School, and the Academy of Advanced College Experience each offer a different take than 14 of the other more...

  • Hampton students pick career pathways from ship design to culinary arts

    Hampton students pick career pathways from ship design to culinary arts

    The pathways fall under 16 small learning communities collectively known as the Academies of Hampton, the effort to transform the city’s four high schools using a loose blueprint from Ford Next Generation Learning, the education initiative of the Ford Motor Company Fund.

  • After first year, Academies of Hampton work to expand offerings

    After first year, Academies of Hampton work to expand offerings

    If you spent any time in a high school in Hampton this year, things may have seemed a little different. New signs line hallways, declaring groups like Exploration and Discovery. Teams of freshmen teachers meet together often instead of spending their planning time alone, working to find ways to...

  • Hampton officials look at work ahead on academies

    Hampton officials look at work ahead on academies

    The work being done to transform Hampton’s high schools into smaller pockets of specialized learning is on track, officials said Tuesday during a retreat. The business partners, teachers and community leaders who make up many of the teams figuring out next steps met at the Hampton Roads Convention...

  • School, business leaders celebrate at Academies of Hampton dinner

    School, business leaders celebrate at Academies of Hampton dinner

    School officials and business leaders who are heavily invested in the ongoing transformation of Hampton’s high schools dined and celebrated the past year Monday night. The Partners Dinner recognized the work that’s been done this year in the Academies of Hampton, which are creating 16 “academies”...

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