About Our Learning Academies
T.C. Williams High School has undergone a reorganization of the administrative structure that impacts both the King Street and Minnie Howard campuses and is organized into 10 Learning Academies, smaller learning communities.
The new structure creates a solid network of support that:
- Better integrates teaching, learning and student support services
- Improves the ratio of 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.
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 grade 9 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.
View the new structure (PDF), which shows the staff members that will assume these new roles.