Benson High School Academies
Benson High is an academy school. It was the first wall-to-wall academy school in the metro area. Every student is in an academy. This means that while teaching the standard curriculum (English, Math, Social Studies, Science, etc.), there is a focus on our academies. All freshmen are a part of the Freshman Academy. Freshmen then choose from one of the following academies of which they will be a part for the next three years:
- Design and Construction Academy
- Business & Entrepreneurship Academy
- Health Professions Academy
Each academy allows our students exposure to content specific curriculum and real world application, allowing them to be college, career, and civic life ready when they graduate. Each academy partners with various business across the city to enrich your students’ high school experience. While our focus is on the career academies, Benson High will always offer traditional honors, advanced placement (AP), and dual enrollment (DE) classes for those students wishing to take advantage.
Benson High School offers its students a traditional, comprehensive education that prepares them not only for post-secondary education, but for the career field as well. We have a caring and dedicated staff that believes in providing access to more opportunities for all students. We prepare students for the rest of their lives.