Congratulations to Academy High’s Class of 2021!

To our Academy High Pioneer Class of 2021– Congratulations, you have made us proud! YOU created your high school experience, with your adventurous minds, bold spirits, and compassionate hearts. An exciting future awaits, and we wish you the best as you continue your journey! You have been accepted to outstanding universities, spanning from here in the Midwest to both the East and West Coasts, with over $1 million dollars awarded in scholarships. Go Owls!

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Want to Learn More about Academy High?

Missed our June Information Sessions?  We’ve got you covered.

We’ve recorded these sessions and have made them available for you to catch up at your leisure. Check out our Information Sessions page for these and our past Virtual Open House events.

  • – Academic Excellence & Affordability
  • – The Academy High Experience: Academy High Parent & Student Panels
  • – Supporting Students During Challenging Times & Changing College Admissions

Pursuit of Passion Scholarship – Apply Now!

Academy High’s annual Pursuit of Passion (PoP) Scholarship is open to all new students in any incoming grade 9th through 12th! This merit-based scholarship fosters the culture of each student embracing and furthering their unique talents at Academy High. Are you an aspiring Game Designer? Social Justice Activist? Musician? Engineer? Artist? Chef? Actor? Academy High wants to hear about your passion! The deadline for submission is August 1, 2021, with priority given to students who apply by June 30th.

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Voted the “Best High School” of Champaign-Urbana

Have you heard the news? Academy High was voted ‘Best High School’ for 2020 in the most recent annual Best Of Champaign-Urbana community survey!

Academy High Supports ‘Black Lives Matter’

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Academy High Receives COGNIA Official Certificate of Accreditation

Learn more about COGNIA AccreditationFollowing news earlier this fall that Academy High would be recommended for accreditation following the COGNIA Visiting Team’s visit this fall, we were delighted to present our official Certificate of Accreditation, which will hang proudly in our Front Reception area.  Congratulations again to our faculty/staff and Board of Directors on this historic achievement!

2021 Summer Challenge for Current and Incoming Students

2021 Summer Challenge Bingo
Download the 2021 Summer Challenge Bingo (PDF)

Ms. Capell, Dr. Brown, Mr. Song, and Mr. Conerty combined forces to create a summer challenge unlike any other. How it works is simple. Between June 1st and August 1st, students complete as many challenges as they wish. Each series of six challenges completed earns that student not only bragging rights, the admiration of peers and faculty, but also an entry for one of five $25 gift cards to a local business of the student’s choosing. Students are able to complete as many series as they want, with “Full X” and “All Border Boxes” being worth extra entries. At the end of the summer we will celebrate the efforts of students who are willing to accept this challenge!