Freshmen Academy

The Freshman Academy is designed around the small learning community approach.

The Freshmen Academy prepares students to take on leadership characteristics in order to successfully graduate high school as well as to equip the students with skills needed for the workforce. The Freshman Academy is the baseline for the Wall-to-Wall Academy design at the school.

The academy will provide content and education from a variety of coursework based on leadership skills.

Students will be required to take a leadership class in order to meet the criteria of the Academy. Depending on the student’s journey prior to the Freshman Academy, the students may have an opportunity to take other electives.  Students will also learn to work in small collaboration groups that will be embedded in all curriculum. The curriculum applies project-based learning and integrates literacy instruction through an extended inquiry process that simulates professional knowledge and workplace behavior.

Academy students will learn leadership skills as well as workforce preparation. This provides the students with an opportunity to gain real-world skills that will prepare our students with great tools for future success.

Mission:

The mission of the Davenport High School’s Freshman Academy is to create a culture of RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY that engages all students through leadership, a positive culture, and a rigorous curriculum that inspires them to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, parents, peers, and the community.

Vision: 

The Freshman Academy will engage students with a positive, supportive learning environment where classroom expectations are high and universal to promote a purposeful transition to the students’ future endeavors.

Staff:

Billy WashingtonAdministration, Freshman Academy
Assistant Principal
Michael BustosFreshman Academy, ROTC
JROTC
Tanya HokeFreshman Academy, Leadership
Teacher
Alfredo MuenteFreshman Academy, Teacher
Teacher
Elizabeth RamosEnglish, Freshman Academy
Teacher
Mary TurnerFreshman Academy, Science
Teacher
Natalie FildesFreshman Academy, Office & Support Staff
Teacher/Title 1
Melissa AltamiranoFreshman Academy, Leadership
Teacher
David MangrumFreshman Academy, Leadership
Teacher
Michelle Acevedo-TorresAdministration, Freshman Academy
Dean of Discipline
Daniel DesimoneFreshman Academy, Math
Teacher
Naomi GatlinFreshman Academy, Science
Teacher
Octavio HernandezFreshman Academy, Math
Teacher
Tennille HodgeFreshman Academy, Reading
Teacher
Kayla MaddenFreshman Academy, Teacher
Teacher
Orlando PerezFreshman Academy, Science
Teacher
Luis TorresFreshman Academy, Math
Teacher
Lauren BrownFreshman Academy, Social Studies
Teacher
Tamara HunterEnglish, Freshman Academy
Teacher
Carolyn HersheyEnglish, Freshman Academy
Teacher

Academy of Hospitality & Marketing

The Academy of Hospitality and Marketing prepares students for post-secondary education in culinary, digital media/multi-media design, hospitality & tourism, interior design, and fashion design.

Curriculum for the academy will provide content and education from a variety of coursework.

Along with their required courses, academy students can take dual enrollment courses while still in high school.  The curriculum applies project-based learning and integrates literacy instruction through an extended inquiry process that simulates professional knowledge and workplace behavior.

The opportunity to gain real world skills and industry certifications will provide our students with great tools for future success.

Culinary

Digital Media/Multi-Media Design

Hospitality & Tourism

Interior Design

Fashion Design

Academy of Leadership, Technology, and Agriscience

The Academy of Leadership, Technology, and Agriscience prepares students for post-secondary education in Modeling and Simulation, Agritechnology, and Leadership.

The academy will provide content and education from a variety of coursework.

Along with their required courses, students can take dual enrollment courses while still in high school.  The curriculum applies project-based learning and integrates literacy instruction through an extended inquiry process that simulates professional knowledge and workplace behavior.

Academy students will learn the skills to work in the world of agriculture, technology design and integration. The opportunity to gain real-world skills and industry certifications will provide our students with great tools for future success.

Agri-Technology

Leadership

Modeling & Simulation