Liberal Arts Academy
Welcome to the Liberal Arts Academy
The Liberal Arts Academy is for gifted students in the areas of general intelligence, math and reading. It is the highest level of gifted/talented services offered in the district.
Students in the Liberal Arts Academy work to earn the Academy Medallion, the symbol of their hard work across four years and the honor they wear at graduation. As such, we often discuss the Medallion requirements, which are the requirements for the Academy program. Students must follow our course of study to remain in the Academy.
The Liberal Arts Academy focuses on educating students across all core content areas, including English, science, social studies, math and world language. Students are in Academy-only classes for English, science and social studies during their first two years, allowing for acceleration and differentiation for gifted education.
Students in the Academy also have the opportunity to earn the AP Capstone Diploma. The unique diploma program complements our AP-focused program, introducing AP courses that focus on the writing and research skills colleges want incoming freshmen to possess. All students take the required classes to earn the diploma, but whether they choose to take the necessary AP exams and whether they pass these exams determines if they earn the AP Capstone Diploma. While the AP Capstone Diploma is not awarded until after graduation, students are able to declare on their college applications that they are AP Capstone diploma candidates, signifying to colleges they are engaged in a rigorous curriculum throughout high school.
Our Medallion Graduates of the Class of 2017 included 61 graduates, 8 National Merit Semifinalists, 15 National AP Scholars, and received over $12.6 million in scholarship offers. For a list of college acceptances and more recognitions, please review our Academy Class of 2017 profile.
There is a Liberal Arts Academy Booster Club, started in 2017. Its purpose: to support four years of learning, citizenship and friendship! For more information on community service opportunities and social events organized by the Academy Booster Club, please join the Remind group (text @academyboo to 81010) and the Facebook page (Liberal Arts Academy Booster Club, Henry Clay High School) to receive updates throughout the year.