Champaign-Urbana, located in downstate Illinois, is known for its innovative culture and the high value placed on education. The twin-cities are home to the University of Illinois, which is world-renowned for its groundbreaking research and preparation of leaders in the fields of education, technology, and beyond. In this spirit of innovation, several community members came together with the goal of reimagining what secondary education can look like. With the support of national leaders in secondary education and college placement, Academy High opened its doors less than two years after it was conceived.

To see a WCIA news story on Academy High’s initial public informational sessions, please click here.