Department of Secondary Instruction

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The Department of Secondary Instruction supports secondary programs in Grades 6-8, 7-8, and 9-12 schools.

The mission of Secondary Instruction is to ensure all secondary students receive a rigorous, appropriate, and challenging course of instruction. Our focus is to facilitate the classroom in providing great instruction, for every student, in every class, every day. Our expectation is that all students will graduate from Huntsville City Schools will prepared for college and/or the workforce.

Secondary Goals:
  • Support the implementation of the district's secondary programs and curriculum
  • Provide support to administrators, teachers, and other staff in developing and following recognized best practices.
  • Identify and provide opportunities for staff professional development
  • Monitor the implementation of the district's secondary programs through various accountability measures
Important Documents:

Deputy Superintendent of Learning Supports

Dr. Clarence Sutton
Telephone: 256-428-6970

Summer Learning Academy
Middle Grades Summer Learning Academy

We would like to invite students to participate in this year’s HCS Middle Grades Summer Learning Academy.  The Summer Learning Academy is a free four-week middle grades summer program that focuses on reading, English, and mathematics. This program will use a hands-on, project-based approach to actively engage students. Classes will be in session, Monday through Thursday from 8:00am – 12:30 pm starting June 7 through July 2, 2021 at various middle schools. Students who are currently in grades 6-8 during the 2020-2021 school year and whose parents/guardians live in the Huntsville City Schools attendance area are eligible to attend this summer program. The goal is that students who enroll in this summer program will maintain or improve their academic skills in the core academic areas. HCS is proud to offer eight summer learning sites for middle grade students. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Bus transportation will be provided; however, parents/guardians may transport their student.

HCS Middle Grades

Learning Academy Sites

Students enrolled at the following schools will attend The Learning Academy Site

AAA Middle School

AAA Middle School (Grades 6-8)

ASFL Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Highlands Elementary School (Current 6th Graders)

Dawson Elementary School (Current 6th Graders)

Sonnie Hereford Elementary School (Current 6th Graders)

Chapman Middle School

Chapman Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Huntsville Jr. High School

Huntsville Jr. High School (Grades 7 & 8)

Hampton Cove Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Jones Valley Elementary School (Current 6th Graders)

Monte Sano Elementary School (Current 6th Graders)

Blossomwood Elementary School (Current 6th Graders)

McNair Jr. High School

McNair Jr. High School (Grades 7 & 8)

Rolling Hills Elementary School (Current 6th Graders)

Lakewood Elementary School (Current 6th Graders)

Morris Middle School

Morris Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Challenger Middle School

Mt. Gap Middle School

Challenger Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Whitesburg Middle School

Whitesburg Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Williams Middle School

Williams Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Registration Deadline:

Please complete the registration/consent and attendance commitment form by Friday, May 21, 2021.  Additional information will be provided after registration has closed. 

If you have any questions, please contact Tyra Pickens at tyra.pickens@hsv-k12.org.

High School Summer Learning Academy

We would like to invite students to participate in this year’s HCS High School Summer Learning Academy.  The Summer Learning Academy is a free four-week high school summer program that focuses on ACT reading, ACT English, ACT Writing, ACT mathematics, and ACT science. Classes will be in session, Monday through Thursday from 8:00am – 12:30 pm starting June 7 through July 2, 2021 at various high schools. Students who are currently in grades 9-11 during the 2020-2021 school year and whose parents/guardians live in the Huntsville City Schools attendance area are eligible to attend this summer program. The goal is that students who enroll in this summer program will maintain or improve their academic skills in the core academic areas. HCS is proud to offer six summer learning sites for high school students. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Parents/guardians will be responsible for providing transportation. 

HCS High School Learning Academy Sites

  • Columbia High School
  • Grissom High School
  • Huntsville High School
  • Jemison High School
  • Lee High School
  • New Century High School

Registration Deadline:

Please complete the registration/consent and attendance commitment form by Friday, May 21, 2021. Additional information will be provided after registration has closed. 

If you have any questions, please contact Mark VanHooser at mark.vanhooser@hsv-k12.org.

AP Summer Boot Camp
AP Summer Boot Camp

The AP Summer Boot Camp is a FREE learning experience from Mon. 07/12 – Fri. 07/16 that will prepare students for success in advanced courses. Students will learn organization, note-taking, and other content area skills in preparation for their AP course. Students will attend the camp daily during the morning session (8:30am – 11:30am) or afternoon session (12:30pm – 3:30pm). Both virtual and in-person camp options are available.

HCS AP Boot Camp Student Registration

Contact Tyra.Pickens@hsv-k12.org for questions related to the AP Summer Boot Camp.

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