About Our Learning Academies

T.C. Williams HS
  • Alexandria City High School is organized into 10 Learning Academies, smaller learning communities. The structure creates a solid network of support that:

    • Better integrates teaching, learning, and student support services
    • Improves the ratio of an administrator to students, enhancing the ability of administrators to effectively monitor student performance
    • Balances the caseloads of counselors, enabling them to provide support to a lower number of students at each grade level
    • Enhances instructional oversight of each department and instruction
  • King Street Campus

    Students in grades 10 through 12 will be part of assigned Learning Academies, with each one supporting an equal number of tenth-, eleventh-, and twelfth-grade students who will remain with their administrator and counselor until graduation. The Academy to which a student is assigned will not impact how students are organized into classes. Students will be in classes with students from different Academies.

  • International Academy

    Also at the King Street campus, students who are identified as English Learners and have immigrated to the U.S. within the past three years will be supported through the International Academy. This academy has a team of administrators, support team members, and teachers who are trained specifically to support the unique needs of this population.

  • Minnie Howard Campus

    Students in ninth grade will be part of assigned Learning Academies, with each one supporting an equal number of ninth-grade students who will remain with their administrator and counselor through the end of ninth grade. The Academy to which a student is assigned will not impact how students are organized into classes. Students will be in classes with students from different academies.

  • Learning Academies

    Academy administrators lead a smaller learning community of students in which they support students' academic progress, attendance, behavior, and social-emotional needs. Administrators also provide instructional leadership to specific departments in the school.