Collegiate Academy

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Welcome to the Arlington Collegiate Academy – Arlington High's challenging academic and career leadership program allowing our students many avenues to obtain college credit and career leadership experiences while in high school.

Our Collegiate Academy streamlines the process for students to take advantage of dual enrollment, Honors and Advanced Placement courses and dual credit, all while being mentored by instructors with proven test results. The Arlington Collegiate Academy thrives on providing students structure and focus, giving them the possibility to complete enough credits to be classified as a college Sophomore before even leaving high school.

Benefits of Joining

  • Obtain up to 24 hours of college credit before leaving high school
  • Get early access to the college admission process and college-level academic coursework
  • Leave high school with a professional leadership portfolio – guided by Arlington High's school counselors – detailing your experiences
  • Access to Collegiate Academy Leadership & Career Speaker Series
  • Partnerships with a peer and teacher mentor
  • Receive an Arlington High School Honors Diploma

Requirements of the Academy

  • Obtain 14 credits of AP/Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit/Honors courses before graduation (a minimumof three (3) must be taken in 9th grade & minimum of eight (8) Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment courses must be completed before high school graduation)
  • Maintain a 3.9 GPA while enrolled in the Collegiate Academy
  • Obtain 12 documented hours of extracurricular or community activities each year that contributes to your career and future leadership aspirations
  • Complete a career-related Senior Capstone Project connected to your focus area
  • Attend and participate in the Collegiate Academy Leadership & Career Speaker Series each semester
  • Attend and participate in one (1) ACS Board of Education Meeting each year while in the Academy
  • Attend and participate in two (2) LEAD Arlington meetings while in the Academy
  • Meet all of the ACT College Readiness benchmarks

Application Process

  • Complete online application, which includes two (2) teacher recommendations and one (1) personal recommendation
  • Incoming Freshman must provide report card reflecting “A” grades and no more than three (3) "B" grades
  • 10th grade students must meet GPA requirements of the ACA

View the Arlington Collegiate Academy Course Offerings & FAQs for more details on the application, interview and selection processes

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