International Academy at Alexandria City High School
The International Academy, offered at Alexandria City High School and at Francis C. Hammond Middle School, addresses the unique needs of immigrant English Learners as they accomplish the challenging task of graduating college-ready, while simultaneously learning English.
Through the innovative use of strategic grouping, experiential learning, collaboration, and language and content integration, students are provided the targeted supports and strategies required for their success.
The dedicated International Academy team includes bilingual counselors, a bilingual social worker, and a bilingual dean to ensure that students' needs are holistically addressed. Additionally, the program offers targeted numeracy and literacy interventions, academic support classes, and a variety of after-school programs to promote student engagement in all aspects of school life.