Academy High has hosted multiple Open Houses and Information Sessions throughout the past year for families interested in learning more about what makes Academy High an exceptional high school.

Below, you will find the recorded sessions of each event, where you will meet the Head of School, John Carpenter, and hear from our outstanding faculty about our innovative core curriculum and modules program. Other topics include a review of our four-year college counseling program, student-led clubs, and activities, brief presentations from parents and students, and how Indexed Tuition makes an Academy High education affordable for all families.


The Academy High Experience:  Academy High Parent & Student Panels

Champaign, IL – June 29, 2021 – 7:00 PM CDT: Founded in 2017 by a group of visionary families looking for an innovative educational experience for their children, Academy High promises its students and parents a high school experience that is truly unique. What does this mean, and how well has Academy High delivered on its promise in its first four years? This panel session offers interested families the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of those who know our program best– our newly graduated senior class and current parents.

Watch the Informational Session on Supporting Students During Challenging Times & Changing College Admissions

Supporting Students During Challenging Times & Changing College Admissions

Champaign, IL – June 22, 2021 – 7:00 PM CDT: COVID has had a significant impact on the college admissions process. This session will explore how college admissions offices have responded and how student health and wellness is an equally important part of college readiness. Join us to learn how the focus of today’s ‘college prep’ has changed and how to best support your student during these changing and challenging times.


Academic Excellence & Affordability: Recorded on June 15th at 7:00 PM

Champaign, IL – June 15, 2021 – 7:00 PM CDT: As an independent high school dedicated to helping today’s students solve tomorrow’s challenges, Academy High has established itself in just four years as a national example of excellence in student-centered education. Join us to learn how the underlying purpose of education has changed and how Academy High offers students a progressive, ‘real-world’ program that captures the true spirit of what 21st Century Teaching and Learning is all about: learning that is project- based, hands-on, experiential, interdisciplinary, and highly student-centered in its focus and outcomes. This session will also address affordability and how our Indexed Tuition program makes Academy High truly within reach of all families.


Academy High – Virtual Open House – Spring 2021

Champaign, IL – February 2021 : Meet the Head of School, John Carpenter, and hear from our outstanding faculty about our innovative core curriculum and modules program. Other topics include a review of our four-year college counseling program, student-led clubs, and activities, brief presentations from parents and students, and how Indexed Tuition makes an Academy High education affordable for all families.

Academy High is the newest member of IHSA and will be offering varsity athletics starting in the spring of 2021. Go Owls!


Academy High – Virtual Open House – Fall 2020


Do you have any questions? Please contact the admissions team at admissions@academyhigh.org.

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Thank you for your interest in Academy High!