International Academy

The International Academy offered at T.C. Williams High School and Francis C. Hammond Middle School, is at the forefront supporting the unique needs of immigrant English Learners as they accomplish the challenging task of graduating college-ready, while simultaneously learning English. Through the innovative use of strategic grouping, experiential learning, collaboration and language and content integration, students are provided the targeted supports and strategies required for their success. The dedicated International Academy team includes bilingual counselors, a bilingual social worker and a bilingual dean to ensure that students’ needs are holistically addressed. Additionally, the program offers targeted numeracy and literacy interventions, academic support classes and a variety of after-school programs to promote student engagement in all aspects of school life.