About the Academy
Phoenix Academy is based on the instructional program of the
nationally known Summit Schools.
Students begin their day with 90 minutes
of “Personalized Learning Time (PLT)”. During this block, students learn
the content knowledge they need for all their core courses through a
combination of online playlists (diverse learning resources including texts,
videos, presentations, exercises), peer-to-peer coaching, and one-on-one
tutoring from their teachers. Students utilize Summit’s Personalized
Learning Platform to set goals, access learning resources, submit work and
track their progress. Students learn at their own pace. After
participating in elective courses offered at AOC, they return to Phoenix
classrooms for Project Time which accounts for 70% of their overall work
Each student is assigned a teacher who serves as a mentor.
The mentor visits with each mentee frequently to review progress on their
individualized personal learning plans.
Students attending Phoenix will
also have opportunities to take courses in connection with the Houston
Community College to earn credits toward multiple career certifications.