High School

9th-12th Grade: A Classroom without Walls

AZ Academy provides personalized instruction with high academic standards so that each high school student can reach their full potential without the barriers of a traditional classroom. The ‘Classroom without Walls’ gives our high school students the opportunity to make positive decisions about the present, thereby shaping their future.

Academics

Building on the curriculum descriptions for elementary and middle school, students are offered a wide-variety of learning environments on-campus, off-campus, and virtually that foster time management, independence, and self-initiative. Technology is heavily integrated into all courses to ensure that students develop critical skills that will be invaluable academically and professionally, and a strong guidance program ensures that students are actively preparing for adulthood through career exploration and post-secondary course selection.

Although many courses are taught on AZ Academy’s campus, students are also given the opportunity to complete regular, honors, and advanced placement courses, which are offered through various online institutions such as the University of the Virgin Islands and the St. Croix Career and Technology Center.

Beyond the Classroom

AZ Academy’s high school program extends beyond a focus on high-quality academics. A heavy emphasis on citizenship and service ensures that graduates are prepared to be leaders in our emerging global community. Students contribute and participate in a wide-variety of character building opportunities, becoming champions of the causes they care about. Through active learning, students develop compassion and empathy for the environment, the community, and the world beyond their personal experience. They discover that they can make a difference.

In addition, students interface with the world of work to develop critical job force skills so that they become valuable employees and learn more about their hopes and dreams for the future. The program goal is to place students into business and technical work settings to satisfy a business need and to prepare students for future employment opportunities. Therefore, students in 11th and 12th grade are encouraged to complete an internship in a career area of interest. They may also elect to receive technical training in exchange for this requirement.

AZ Academy’s Requirements for High School Graduation

In order to graduate, a student must complete 80 hours of community service, 120 internship or technical training hours and earn a total of 24 credits in the following areas:

English 4.0 Credits
Social Sciences 3.0 credits
Mathematics 3.0 credits
Science 3.0 credits
PE and Health 1.5 credits
Fine, Practical, or Performing Arts 1.5 credits
Technology Education 2.0 credits
Foreign Language 2.0 credits
Electives 4.0 credits
TOTAL (including electives) 24.0 credits
A minimum of 4 credits must be taken each year.

With this strong focus on character development and academic excellence, AZ Academy’s goal is to prepare students for post-secondary education and beyond. Past graduates are currently attending the University of the Virgin Islands, Barry University, Emory University, University of the Nations, and the Florida Institute of Technology. The ‘Classroom without Walls’ has given AZ Academy’s graduates the technology tools, the academic foundation, and the character education needed so that they can succeed in all that they endeavor to achieve.

With this strong focus on character development and academic excellence, AZ Academy’s goal is to prepare students for post-secondary education and beyond. Past graduates are currently attending the University of the Virgin Islands, Barry University, Emory University, University of the Nations, and the Florida Institute of Technology. The ‘Classroom without Walls’ has given AZ Academy’s graduates the technology tools, the academic foundation, and the character education needed so that they can succeed in all that they endeavor to achieve.