Hoover Academies 2012-13
AOIT (Academy of Instructional Technology)
The Academy of Information Technology is one of the three major programs sponsored by the National Academy Foundation which provides students with knowledge of technology and its ever expanding universe. The Academy of Information Technology gives students the chance to earn college credits dealing with technology while still in secondary education. Click Here for Application
ALMA (Academy of Literature, Media, & Arts) formally VAPA
The restyled Academy of Literature, Media, & Arts is committed to providing aspiring students the opportunity to explore their interests through art, drama, music, or writing. Our new connection to the arts community will allow our students to interact with working actors, artists, musicians and writers. Our staff will inspire students to create their own vision in order to grow academically and artistically. The arts are important for our students. It is part of who they are, and it comes from their soul.
FACES (Faces for the Future)
Faces for the Future is a health professions internship partnership. Students perform their internships at Children's Hospital in coordination with their course work at Hoover High. The goals of the program are for students to become interested in careers in health care and to continue their health career education at a college or university.
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
AVID is a college-readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges. Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. The formula is simple: raise expectations of students, and with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge.
SABE (Sustainable Academy of Building & Engineering)
Under what the school calls the Sustainable Academy of Building & Engineering course sequence, which teachers here refer to as the SABE program, the 70 or so students enrolled in the effort take English, Earth science, geometry, algebra, world history, woodworking, literature and green technology classes that are interrelated with the projects they create. For example, students making furniture use algebra and geometry in their design work and English in writing up a project proposal. World history lessons would be incorporated into researching the evolution of tables, chairs and cabinets.