AIG Academies are an enrichment opportunity for students in grades 3-5.  An Academy is a small group elective that students sign up for based on their interests.  Academies are designed to feel like mini-college seminars where students can explore areas of passion outside the scope of the traditional curriculum.  Academies take place during the school day and are hosted by a parent or community volunteer who has a passion, talent, or expertise in a certain area.  Groups meet once a week for 45 minutes and each session lasts anywhere from 4-8 weeks.  

Academies are designed to expand the scope of the traditional curriculum, identify and develop diverse talents, spark student interest and motivation, and improve student attitudes towards school.  Through real-world, interest-based learning experiences, Academies can help to make school a place where students feel inspired and empowered by their learning, where learning is relevant and fun, where students have the opportunity to explore areas of personal interest and passion, and where we can recognize and develop a diverse array of talents.

Academies 2016-17: slide show



Academies  meet during the intervention/enrichment block. Each Academy meets for 4-8 consecutive Fridays.  Academy Instructors are welcome to work in pairs or groups to manage the four Friday commitment (or for camaraderie and moral support. ) 

If you are interested, or know of someone who might be an engaging Academy instructor, please contact me. Christen.howe@nhcs.net