• Academies are small learning communities focused on specific work and project based curriculum. Academies are designed to engage students in exploring college and career opportunities while taking college preparatory classes and acquiring technical skills and real world experience. At Chino Hills High School we have several academies to choose from.  Students are placed in core classes to enhance student success and coordinate curriculum with their academy focus.  When entering an academy students will follow a path with fellow members.  Each academy has a dedicated group of teachers and counselors to support students academically.  Students will have an opportunity for internships, mentor shadowing and apprenticeships over the course of 4 years.  Students who participate have an opportunity to reach different levels of recognition such as certificates of completion and graduation with honors.  


    Research done by the James Irvine Foundation has shown that students showed higher graduation rates and better pass rates on the California High School Exit Exam when participating in an academy. They demonstrated deeper engagement in school and completed more courses needed to prepare for California’s four-year public colleges. (2014 Snapshot: Linked Learning in Motion, Irvine)

    Chino Valley Unified School District anticipates that all 9th-12th grade students will have the opportunity to participate in academies at each of the 4 comprehensive high schools by 2017.