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Enrichment Opportunities

Enrichment Opportunities

Consider these opportunities for enrichment, learning support, and expanded career and continuing education. When you consider a course or a program, think about the college and career readiness skills that it offers beyond what seems to be the career pathway. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has identified Learning and Thinking Skills for College and Career Readiness. As much as students need to learn academic content, they also need to know how to be lifelong learners and how to make effective and innovative use of what they know throughout their lives. Learning and Thinking Skills are comprised of: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills; Communication Skills; Creativity and Innovation Skills; Collaboration Skills; Information and Media Literacy Skills; and Contextual Learning Skills.

Arts and Letters Pathway

The Arts and Letters Pathway, offered at Albemarle and Western Albemarle high schools, provides opportunities for Fine Arts students to gain additional recognition, rigorous experiences, and college and career skills. The Pathway enables students to choose among several areas of concentration and, in addition to course study, students participate in internships (or mentorship), job sharing/shadowing, and a capstone project during their high school career. Students are eligible to enter the Pathway in either 9th or 10th grade and should speak with their counselor to learn more about this opportunity.

Albemarle High School Arts and Letters Pathway »

Western Albemarle High School Arts and Letters Pathway »

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

AVID is a college preparatory support program for students wishing to enter a four-year college.

Students in AVID focus on college-level entry skills, academic survival skills, study skills, communication skills, and PSAT/SAT preparation. The writing process is an integral component of the program. Tutorial assistance is provided within the AVID class to support and extend students’ efforts in rigorous course work.

Motivational activities, guest speakers, and field trips further enhance the course. Students must apply for the program through their school counselor.

  
AVID

AVID 9 and 10 are designed with a focus on organization and academic skills to help students transition into high school and to be successful in rigorous college preparatory classes. AVID 11 continues to build on academic skills, but the focus changes to college readiness. Students review career goals and begin to design education plans that involve college exploration, test preparation, and financial aid awareness. AVID 12 begins the transition to post-secondary educational planning. Students focus on taking the SAT/ACT, exploring college, and completing college and financial aid applications. Students in AVID 12 must have completed a previous AVID class.

Prerequisite(s): Desire to go to college
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
Levels:
9th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9815
10th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9816
11th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9817
12th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9818
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
AVID Tutor

AVID Tutor is an elective course for students wishing to be tutors in the AVID elective program. Students will tutor 5-7 AVID students twice per week during the tutorial portion of the AVID elective class and assist the teacher in providing academic and organizational skills to students. The tutors are expected to be able to help in at least three academic subjects in which they have been successful at the Honors or Advanced level. Tutors will receive instruction and training using the inquiry method that encourages higher level thinking.

Prerequisite(s): Two successful years of AVID
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
Levels:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9813​
Grades:
Offered at: AHS, MoHS

CORE+

  
CORE+

​CORE+ is a full year, full-credit skills based class designed to help support student achievement in the core areas. Small class size allows individual attention to student needs in the areas of reading, vocabulary, spelling, writing skills, foundational math skills, and research skills. The course includes career, college and training exploration and some real-world experiences in those areas, as appropriate for the students in the class. These experiences may include college visits, completion of job applications, practice with interviewing, and strengthening of self-advocacy skills. CORE+ may be taken in consecutive years.​

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9821
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS

Independent Study

  
Independent Study

Independent study provides the opportunity for students to investigate a topic of personal interest that is outside the scope of current course offerings. Mentors for independent study can be school faculty or community members. Students may orient independent studies toward research, special experiences, or performance. Students submit a proposal to be considered for independent study. The proposal should include a commitment from a mentor and a plan for carrying out the independent study. Proposal information is available in the school counseling office or online at the Gifted Program website.

Prerequisite(s): Teacher recommendation and proposal approval
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1 (Pass/Fail grading)
Levels:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9930
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS

STEM Pathway

Albemarle High School has designed a new academic pathway for students: the STEM Pathway. In addition to selecting courses in such areas as engineering, technology, entrepreneurship, robotics, and computer science, students also will have access to related course offerings at CATEC, which will include computer and medical sciences and the building trades. Students will be able to enroll in the STEM Pathway during their freshman and sophomore years. Learn more about Albemarle High School's STEM Pathway »

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Frequently Asked Questions »

Teaching Fellows Program

  
Teaching Fellows Program

This program is designed for juniors and seniors who are interested in working with students with disabilities. Each teaching fellow will be responsible for assisting a special needs student in an elective class. Responsibilities include not only assisting but also direct teaching and modifying assignments, when needed, to fit the student’s needs in order to promote success or mastery. Teaching fellows become a mentor, teacher, and friend.

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
Levels:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9921​
Grades: 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, WAHS
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