The Lyceum Academy
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The Lyceum Academy was established by Gordon Massengill in 1998 at New Hanover High School in Wilmington, North Carolina. Inspired by Aristotle's Lyceum, the Lyceum Academy educates high school juniors and seniors in an accelerated college preparatory program. Since 2000, the Academy has offered immersive courses by including excursions to Key Largo, Atlanta, Costa Rica, Italy, Ecuador, Washington, D.C., and Arizona.
The Lyceum Academy has a maximum of 100 juniors and 100 seniors. Pupils are selected through an application and interview process, the latter of which is sometimes conducted with the aide of graduating Academy members.
The Lyceum Academy is often cited as the prime example of integrated education. The Lyceum Academy teaches four primary subjects: English, mathematics, social studies, and science. All projects assigned to pupils are designed to promote learning in all four subjects. The midterm required of the junior academy members, for example, is to create[clarification needed] an individual from the 1800s and explaining how all four subjects affected his or her life.
On the various excursions that the Academy members participate in, the teachers will incorporate their fields of expertise. This might include seeing a Shakespearean play, cataloging wildlife, visiting the capital and educating students about the plight of political refugees, or doing regression analysis of graveyard data.
- Mack, Angela (February 25, 2007). "Academics, Such As Lyceum Academy, Can Draw Students". Star News Online.