Central High School to break into six academies - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Central High School to break into six academies

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One Tuscaloosa High School will be making some changes to the way students learn. Central High School plans to divide into six academies next year. These will be designed to create small learning communities within the school.

The idea is to get students ready for their future by giving them a technical skill foundation. School leaders believe it help reduce the dropout rate and give students and parents some choice in curriculum.

Central High will break into these different academies:

- Business and Entrepreneurship Academy
- International Baccalaureate Programme
- Leadership and Military Services Academy
- Fine Arts Academy
- Health and Human Performance Academy
- Career and Technology Academy.

"What we're trying to do with the academy system is make education relevant, and rigorous, and really get them ready for college and career," said Central High Principal Clarence Sutton.

The school system says school leaders are refining some of the plans for this and they are on track to introduce it next year.

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