Hoover Academies

Hoover High School Academies 2019-2020

Hoover High School Academies 2023-2024

Hoover High School is proud to offer a wide variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) focused small learning communities. Each academy offers access to rigorous AP and college-prep coursework, while integrating electives that center on themes of student interest. Teachers work in teams at each grade level to plan thematic, interdisciplinary units of project-based learning experiences. This Linked Learning approach exposes students to college and career opportunities while simulating the workforce within the classroom. To create this authentic experience, academy teams meet regularly with industry advisory boards, who work to authenticate those learning experiences and to help insure that they are rigorous, relevant, and that they are helping to prepare students for the demands of entry-level work, and post-secondary courses of study in their respective fields. Such learning experiences include job shadows, guest speakers, industry mentors, workforce experiences, and more.

For more information on the benefits of Linked Learning, please visit http://www.linkedlearning.org/en/about/


Academy of Health and Healthier Communities (AHHC)

The Academy for Health and Healthier Communities (AHHC) provides students with coursework and workplace experience that allows them to explore a wide variety of careers in the healthcare and biotechnology industries. AHHC partners with Rady Children's Hospital FACES for the Future Program (FACES), a health professions internship program. All students in AHHC are FACES students. AHHC/FACES inspires youth to lead by creating innovative approaches to youth development, health careers preparation, and wellness. AHHC/FACES is working to address health equity for all communities through the education and empowerment of youth.

For additional information, please contact Academy Director Ellen Hohenstein at [email protected].


Academy of Information Technology (AOIT)

The Academy of Information Technology is one of the three major programs sponsored by the National Academy Foundation which provides students with knowledge of information technology and its ever expanding universe. The Academy of Information Technology gives students the opportunity to earn college credits through technology coursework and AP course offerings while still in secondary education. Our vision is to prepare students of today for higher education and careers of tomorrow and our mission is to develop a community of learners dedicated to relevant and challenging educational experiences through internship, mentorship, and academics. The AOIT will promote teamwork, character, and self-confidence, build research, organizational, and communication skills, and provide a sound foundation of Information Technology skills through AP Computer Science, Game Design, Foundations of Information Technology, and Geospatial Information Systems.

For additional info, please visit the AOIT website: contact Academy Director Ms. Ellen Towers at [email protected] or by phone at (619) 344-4500 ext. 4057

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Academy of Literature, Media, & Arts (ALMA)

The mission of the Academy of Literature, Media, & Arts (ALMA) is to provide artistic and creative education for students interested in journalism, music, theater, or visual art. The teachers of ALMA provide students with academic rigor through their college preparatory classes and nurtures artistic and personal growth in their arts discipline. Through collaboration with arts organizations such as The Old Globe, The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Outside the Lens, and the Rob Thorsen Quartet, ALMA students learn through arts integration within their core classes. Students are encouraged to be lifelong learners and advocates for the arts in society. It is our intent to prepare students for institutions of higher education in whatever career path they decide to choose, and to be responsive to the changing climate of the world beyond high school. ALMA is committed to the diversity of the community of City Heights and fosters an environment that is inclusive, supportive, and welcoming to all.

For additional information, please visit the ALMA website or contact Academy Director Michael Heu at [email protected] or (619) 344-4500 ext. 2256

Social Justice Academy (SJA)

Social Justice Academy (SJA)

The Social Justice Academy educates, organizes, and advocates positive social action for self, family, community and the environment. In order to prepare for college and career readiness, our project-based curriculum and actions will explore issues of human rights, social concerns and stimulate intellectual curiosity through an intensive study from diverse perspectives. Our vision is to PACE: Prepare. Advocate. Collaborate. Educate... for self, family, community, and the environment. Set the PACE!

For additional information, click here for our SJA website or you contact Co-Academy Directors Yolanda Gooch Noyes at [email protected] or Ted Hernandez at [email protected]


Sustainable Academy of Building & Engineering (SABE)

Sustainable Academy of Building & Engineering (SABE)

The demand for highly skilled engineers and construction specialists is growing world-wide. Global warming, climate change, fossil fuel depletion and energy shortages are creating a new generation of sustainable construction and engineering careers. The Sustainable Academy of Building and Engineering (SABE) prepares students for college and career in such fields. Through project-based learning, students work across contents connecting their core classes to academy electives. This elective sequence includes: Intro to Green Technology, Construction Technology, Fine Woodworking, and General Construction. Through these courses, SABE students engage in authentic workplace experiences such as job shadows, guest speaking events, and hands-on learning experiences. Additionally, the capstone course, General Construction, provides students with internship opportunities and OSHA training, making students ready to enter the workforce as well as institutions of higher learning.

For additional information, visit our website at http://hoover-sabe.weebly.com  

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