Academy Overview

  Welcome to Murphy High School's Academies!


Academies are high schools that are arranged in small learning communities assuring that every student has a career pathway designed to create college and career ready graduates. Each high school in the Mobile County Public School System has a Signature Academy, which is an identified academy that allows students to transfer to that school from their zoned high school. The goal is to facilitate the exploration of college and career options while incorporating mentoring, job shadowing, internships, and other field experiences for students. Many students will gain credentials and employment opportunities through the academies.


With the help of parents, administrators, counselors, and the Signature Academy Specialist, students will select an academy at the end of their freshman year. Students must take three sequential courses within an academy prior to graduation to be considered a completer.  Throughout the academy courses, students will learn skills and gain hands-on opportunities that pertain to the specific academy career fields.  

Murphy High School's Signature Academy

Murphy High School's Signature Academy is the Murphy University Center.  Through this academy, there are two pathways, International Baccalaureate and Early College.  Students begin PreIB, Honors, and AP classes their 9th and 10th grade years before beginning a full International Baccalaureate or Early College curriculum their 11th and 12th grade years.  Please visit our Murphy University Center page on this website for more information. 


Murphy High School's Academies

Signature Academy: Murphy University Center

  • Early College
  • International Baccalaureate

Academy of Culinary Arts

Academy of Military Leadership 

Academy of Fine Arts

Faulkner Career Technical Center Academy


Attention ALL 9th Grade Students:

At this time, you will need to select your academy for next school year.  You will select a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd academy choice.  Next to the academy choices are descriptions.  At the bottom of this page is a document to review the academy courses.  Please click the link below to fill out your academy selection sheet. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Rodgers at

Academy Courses

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