The Design

The Shepard Academy is a four-year leadership development program that integrates social studies and English curriculum for high school students who are interested in law and social justice.

The curriculum helps students develop leadership and  critical analysis skills.  The Academy experience is designed to include multiple field experiences and guest speakers, which enrich the curriculum.  Students develop their reading, writing, and speaking skills, while preparing for studies in law, social justice, and American policy.

Students have the opportunity to earn up to 21 hours of college credit upon completion of the Academy.

Students spend half of their school day at the Academy and the other half at their home school. Students continue to participate in extracurricular activities at their home schools.