Social Justice Academy at East Chapel Hill High - committed to the ideas and values of social justice, fairness, and equality for all. For more information about these academies or any high school courses, contact your school counselor. To see academy courses within this course book, look for these symbols next to a course description.
What is an academy?
Academies provide a small learning community that focuses on quality instruction around a theme. Teachers work collaboratively to design and teach courses in order to create a community where students feel a sense of purpose, direction, security and contribution to the greater good. Freshmen and sophomores may be invited to participate in academy extracurricular opportunities and introductory courses. Students interested in the Social Justice Academy may apply by their sophomore year to become academy members as juniors and seniors.
How do students become a part of an academy?
Freshmen and sophomores may be invited to participate in academy extracurricular opportunities and introductory courses. Students interested in the International Studies, Visual and Performing Arts and Social Justice Academies may apply by their sophomore year to become academy members at your home school as juniors and seniors. Students interested in the Information Technology Academy should complete an application their freshman year to enter these academy classes as sophomores. Applications for all academies are available online and in school counseling offices.
Where are academy courses in this course book?
The various academy courses are noted with a symbol. Courses for the International Studies Academy are denoted with a globe; the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts are denoted with a drama mask; the Academy of Information and Technology are denoted with a computer; the Social Justice Academy is denoted with scales.