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King Street Campus

King Street Campus is the original site of Alexandria City High School (formerly T.C. Williams High School). It is home to students in grades 10 through 12 and is the center for many classes, events, and extracurricular activities for all students enrolled at Alexandria City High School.

Alexandria City High School opened in 1965 as T.C. Williams High School as a desegregated high school amalgamated from Francis C. Hammond High School, George Washington High School, and Parker-Gray High School. In 2007, a new state-of-the-art, environmentally green school opened its doors at the present site. In 2021, the school was renamed to Alexandria City High School.

The International Academy was created in 2011 to support and empower approximately 600 English Language Learners with content mastery and language proficiency through rigorous, experiential, and project-based curricula for college and workforce readiness and to prepare them to become contributing members of our community and conscientious global citizens of the future. The Internship Program teaches International Academy eleventh grade students college and career readiness skills. In addition to formally starting the process to apply to college, students interview and secure a 15-week internship with local, partnering businesses. Students have the opportunity to serve the community while exploring career interests and developing career skills.

The Satellite Campus was launched in September 2012 as the first comprehensive, non-traditional satellite high school campus in Northern Virginia to deliver a 21st-Century curriculum through a hybrid online/onsite model offering flexible scheduling, internship opportunities, one-on-one student-centered support, and a new pathway to graduation to meet the varied needs of a diverse group of students.

Students at the Minnie Howard Campus, which focuses on the ninth grade, also may participate in daily classes, sports, and extracurricular activities on the King Street Campus.

International Academy at Alexandria City High School

The International Academy, offered at Alexandria City High School and at Francis C. Hammond Middle School, addresses the unique needs of immigrant English Learners as they accomplish the challenging task of graduating college-ready, while simultaneously learning English. 

Through the innovative use of strategic grouping, experiential learning, collaboration, and language and content integration, students are provided the targeted supports and strategies required for their success.

The dedicated International Academy team includes bilingual counselors, a bilingual social worker, and a bilingual dean to ensure that students' needs are holistically addressed. Additionally, the program offers targeted numeracy and literacy interventions, academic support classes, and a variety of after-school programs to promote student engagement in all aspects of school life.

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