Specialized Academics at Hoover High School
Classes The Advanced Placement program
is a nationally recognized program sponsored by the College Board
which enables students to complete college-level studies while
still in high school and to obtain college placement or credit on
the basis of their performance on rigorous Advanced Placement
examinations. A strong Advanced Placement program depends
upon a partnership between motivated students, of whom much is
expected, and dedicated high school teachers who are trained by the
College Board. Participation in Advanced Placement programs
is often used as one of the criteria for academic scholarships and
acceptance into many highly selective colleges. All Advanced
Placement Courses carry a course fee and the cost of the exam in
Contact: web page Ashley
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Program at Hoover High School allows our students
to receive a world class, comprehensive education.
To complete the diploma, students must take IB classes in their
junior and seniors years in which they complete projects, labs,
papers and exams that are graded by both the classroom teacher and
outside examiners. Upon completion of these courses, students
receive scores in each subject which may qualify them for the IB
Diploma and earn college credit.
The IB Diploma is more than a collection of classes. In
addition, students must complete at least 150 hours of creativity,
action and service (CAS), an extended essay on a topic of their
choice, and the Theory of Knowledge course, which helps to bring
together their knowledge from different academic areas and enhance
students' critical thinking skills.
If you have any questions about the IB program, please contact
the IB Coordinator Brad Coltrane.
Contact: web page Brad
Coltrane email: email@example.com
Information Technology (IT) Academy
is designed for students who are considering a career in any field
of computer technology including but not limited to computer
repair/troubleshooting, programming, security, software
engineering, gaming, network administration, web development, and
IT consultant .
In the required introductory class, Foundations of IT/IT
Essentials (IT Academy 1), students learn computer hardware and
software basics using the curriculum from Cisco that prepares
students for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Safe tool use as
well as developing communications skills is also emphasized.
Taking IT Academy I meets the requirement for the computer
literacy course (Business Technology Applications).
In Creative Media/Programming (IT Academy 2), students use
the Adobe Creative Suite of products to develop web pages
(DreamWeaver), draw their own clip art (Illustrator), layout print
media such as magazines, newspapers, and flyers (InDesign), edit
photos (PhotoShop), and create animations for web pages
(Flash). Additionally, students write programs using
VisualBasic programming language.
In Network Basics (IT Academy 3) and Advanced Networks (IT
Academy 4), students learn to set up and maintain a network as well
as manage the network and keep it secure. During the summer
of their junior year, IT students complete an internship of 120
hours in a specialized IT field to gain hands-on experience.
Students are also encouraged to join Future Business
Leaders of America (FBLA) to develop their leadership skills,
participate in community service activities, and compete in a
variety of business and IT-related events.
Contact: web page Judy Kehr, Lead IT
Academy Instructor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academy is an exciting and dynamic educational
experience that offers a variety of opportunities to explore
working with children and teaching. The Education Academy
provides students with a strong foundation in education and
with teaching experiences that prepares students for college as
well as careers as teachers and leaders in education.
Education and Training
Education and Training Internship
Contact: web page Jennifer
Academy at Hoover High
School is in its seventh year of existence and is like no other in
the state (and maybe the nation). The reputation of the
program has really grown; as evidenced by the fact that there are
currently 189 students participating in grades 9-12 and 65
graduates at universities around the eastern half of the U.S.
Of the 65 graduates, 85 are studying engineering and over 90 are in
a STEM-related field. The program has been designed as a four-year
math, science, and engineering curriculum with the expressed intent
of exciting students about the engineering profession and preparing
them to be successful in engineering at the undergraduate
Contact: web page Mark Conner
Academy is designed for students who are
considering a career in healthcare. In the required
introductory class, Foundations of Health Science,
students learn basic human anatomy and physiology. They are
introduced to the legal, ethical and business aspects of
In the Emergency Services class and in the
Therapeutic Services class , students look at the
qualities, knowledge base and clinical skills required in different
health care setting. Topics introduced in the Foundations
class are re-explored and the understanding is deepened.
Students learn how the body's systems can fail as they study the
pathophysiology of disease.
As a senior, they have the option of spending time at
health care facilities to observe the daily activities of a health
Contact: web page Victoria
The Finance Academy is designed
for students who are interested in learning about money management
skills for personal use, careers, and business.
The Finance Academy prepares students to be successful in
college, business and in life by providing a school based curricula
with work based experiences, such as field trip to colleges, job
shadowing and internship opportunities.
Contact: web page Madge
Law Academy is a four-year selective
academic elective program designed to utilize legal issues to
develop critical thinking skills. The courses
include; Law I: Philosophy; Law II: Primary Documents;
Law III: Constitutional Law/Moot Court; Law IV: Practical Law/Mock
Contact: web page Amy
is the Hoover City Schools building formerly known as Crossroads
School. It is located across from the Hoover High School Bucs
baseball field. It houses approximately 1,380 students per
week and is the permanent "home" for thirteen teachers. Seven
teachers travel from Hoover High School to Hoover Hall each
day. Including the administrator, secretary, and custodian
there is a staff of twenty three.
All five Hoover High Academies have classes at Hoover Hall -
Engineering, Finance, Health Science, Information Technology, and
Law. All academies except Health Science also have classes
taught at Hoover High.
Each student's academy class is paired with a core class so that
the student is at Hoover Hall for two periods each day.
Classes are taught in two period blocks on alternate days.
Most academy classes are paired with a math class and there are
also three social studies classes which can be paired with an
Contact: Email Charles