Minnie Howard Campus
Minnie Howard Team Approach
With the team approach, we offer smaller, more connected learning communities that are each led by an administrator, instructed by four teachers — one for each of the core subject areas: English, math, social studies, and science — and supported by one school counselor and a social worker. With about 120 students on each team, we’ve created smaller communities where students and staff get to know each other quicker, build stronger relationships, and are better equipped to ensure student success.
The team approach enables us to better engage and meet the needs of the whole student with supports like:
- A daily block (Freshman Seminar) focused on planning, organization, time management, and study skills. It's also a great time to get extra help or catch up.
- A writing center where students can get extra support after school
- Saturday School offering subject-specific and tutoring on Saturday mornings
- A staff member dedicated to helping students get and stay on track
- A school counselor and social worker on each team provide social and emotional support for a well-rounded experience.
Student Activities and Athletics
Students engaged in activities like band, orchestra, drama, intramural sports, and science can continue those pursuits during their high school experience.
ACHS offers more than 95 after-school programs and clubs across the two campuses covering everything from art and broadcasting to filmmaking and fashion, to poetry and physics. If you don’t find a club that lines up with your interests, you can work with an ACHS staff member as a sponsor to start one.
Minnie Howard opens a world of opportunities for students to engage in a wide range of athletics at the King Street campus, some as early as eighth grade! From baseball and basketball to competitive cheerleading, golf, and tennis, to rugby and lacrosse, swim and dive, and wrestling, opportunities abound!