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The Academy at Rye High School

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

On behalf of the Rye High School faculty and administrators, I would like to express our wish that you and your families remain healthy and safe.  All of us are currently hard at work providing remote learning to our students. We are also planning an exciting new opportunity that we will provide to students in the 2020-21 school year - “The Academy” at Rye High School.

The Academy will provide some of our 11th and 12th grade students with interdisciplinary, project-based courses in English and Social Studies as well as Math and Science.  The program will provide students opportunities to collaborate to solve problems and meet challenges.  Students in the Academy will learn and grow by completing projects, solving problems, and participating in internships. Students will be able to choose how to approach challenging projects, and choose how they demonstrate their new knowledge and skills.  Teachers will offer feedback by setting personalized goals with students, and measuring the degree to which students accomplish those goals.

The Academy will be housed in the 3rd floor of Rye High School which will be reconfigured as a collaborative learning space.  Classes will run from 8:00 to 10:53 am. Students will fulfill their Math, Science, English and Social Studies requirements in the morning, so they will be able to take four additional classes in the afternoon. 

All current 10th and 11th grade students are encouraged to apply.   The application will be sent out on Wednesday, April 15th, and will need to be returned by Tuesday, April 28th.   The admissions committee does not have an “ideal” candidate in mind; admission decisions will be based on what each student wants to get out of the program, and what each can contribute to our community.  Our goal is to have a diverse group of students enroll in the program. 

To learn more about this exciting new program, please complete the following survey to be included in future communications regarding The Academy.

Thank you, 
Mr. George Krajca
Academy at RHS Coordinator