The Honors Project provides an opportunity for self-motivated students to explore an area of study not typically offered at the Academies. A proposal from the student is required. An Honors Project must yield a product. This year-long project is designed by the student and supported by faculty mentors, peer Honors Project students, and the Honors Project supervisor. Students meet with the Honors Project supervisor and their mentor weekly. The Honors Project team meets monthly for sharing, review, and revision. Students present their work at a year-end symposium.
Independent Study coursework is determined on an individual basis. Students interested in completing coursework not offered at The Albany Academies may submit a proposal, with support of the advisor, to the appropriate Department Chair and Associate Head of School. Proposals must be approved by the administration.
A Guided Study option is a potential opportunity for the self-motivated student when required and/or preferred coursework does not fit into the student's schedule. This option is for courses offered at The Albany Academies. The student is scheduled to meet with the class teacher twice per week at a mutually agreed upon time. Proposals must be approved by the administration.
As part of the Leadership Program, post graduate students are assigned to a specific grade level (PK - 6) as a Teacher Assistant for the entire year. Duties are determined on an individual basis and are based on the abilities of the student and needs of the class.