Beginning in the late summer of 2014, Western Albemarle High School will play host to a new Environmental Studies Academy.
“This truly is an exciting development for our school and our community,” WAHS principal Dave Francis said in an Albemarle County Public Schools press release. “Our objective for all students is to prepare them for post-graduate success in colleges and universities and in high-value professional fields….[T]his academy will position students for that success.”
All 9-12 graders in Albemarle County will be eligible to apply for the Academy. In the first year, there will be approximately 25 seats. The specifics of the admissions process remain to be completed.