The Academies of Hampton will provide career-focused small learning communities in which every young person will be prepared for success in a career, lifelong learning, and life.
Biotechnology Research and Development
Health Informatics and Support
Logistics and Business Management
Programming and Software Development
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Law and Legal Studies
Engineering Design and Development
Counseling, Nutrition and Wellness
Shipbuilding and Repair
Entrepreneurship and Marketing
World Banking and Finance
Education and Training
Theater Design and Technology
Cybersecurity Systems Technology
Cybersecurity Software Operations
Engineering and Robotics
Television and Media Production
Digital Media Production
Travel and Tourism
The Advanced College Experience
Gifted Enrichment Seminar (offered at all four high schools)
Requires students to be eligible for gifted education academic services.
In addition to the college and career academies, Hampton City Schools offers a differentiated option of cluster grouping for gifted high school students in grades nine and ten. This model offers students access to in-depth learning of curriculum content with time to go into greater depth and/or breadth on a given topic. Teachers offer curriculum compacting and differentiated learning opportunities. The smaller learning community consists of teachers in three core subject areas, English, science, and the social sciences. Gifted cluster courses require a minimum enrollment of 20 students. Students take a four-year sequence of courses that prepare them to be competitive at any college or university of their choice. Beyond the core subject areas, gifted students have wide and varied interests. They are then able to choose not only gifted seminar courses, but also any career pathway that is offered in the high school. The cluster grouping prepares them for the intellectual challenge in their futures; selecting a pathway in the high schools allows students to prepare for their careers. Therefore, students fulfill the core requirements of the gifted enrichment seminar and a career pathway.