The International Academy is a special program within T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia designed especially for recent immigrants. Our students are learning the English language while working towards an on-time high school graduation to prepare them for college and careers. We are a departure from traditional ELL (English language learner) programs where students are placed in classes based on their current level of English proficiency and therefore often spend years of schooling not earning credits they can use towards graduation. Here with us, our students are heterogeneously mixed into credit bearing classes, thus accelerating their learning of academic English while studying a rigorous curriculum of content. Our students engage in project-based learning while collaborating in groups with diverse levels of language proficiency and native languages.
Meet some of the International Academy’s amazing students in the video below!