Academies at Western

Western High School strives to provide all students with the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school and to assist in their successful transition to postsecondary education. At Western, our students graduate college-ready, career-experienced, goal-driven, and reality-certain. The Early College Program at Western is the only Early College Program in Jefferson County. Western students are able to earn up to 60 college credits within the Early College Program by the time they graduate high school, tuition-free. Western is also leading the way in the Academies of Louisville initiative as 1 of the 11 participating JCPS high schools opening as a wall-to-wall Academy school for the 2018-19 school year. Along with the Early College Program and Academies at Western, we offer the Advance Program, Advanced Placement (AP) classes, Comprehensive Program, Honors Program, and Rotary Scholarship Program.

Student Highlights 

  • Small learning community—Small teams of students and teachers offer a personalized learning experience. 
  • Core classes—English, math, science, social studies, as well as electives and the Freshman Exploratory Program 
  • All freshmen will be given the opportunity for exposure to and experience in each of the offered career pathways. This one-year course teaches career exploration and development and essential success skills, such as how to take initiative and responsibility, effective teamwork and communication, critical thinking, and problem solving. This course will help you make an informed decision about which academy you will enroll in for your sophomore through senior years.

Western High Pathway Chart, link to chart contents below

Pathway Chart