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.
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 Pre-MUC, Honors, and AP classes their 9th and 10th grade years before beginning an International Baccalaureate and/or Early College curriculum their 11th and 12th grade years.
The two pathways in this academy are for the highly motivated student that has a record of academic ability from middle school. Both pathways are highly competitive and are by application admission only.
Pre-MUC is the prerequisite curriculum taught in Grades 9 and 10 and is labeled Pre-MUC. In Pre-MUC, IB and Early College students take core classes and electives that are the foundation of the IB and Early College curriculum. These courses are taught on an advanced level, in fact, some of the courses are Advanced Placement courses. The Pre-MUC curriculum is necessary to not only develop the knowledge and skill set required for future study but is essential in the formation of time management principles, study habits, confidence and motivation.
Murphy High School's Academies
Signature Academy: Murphy University Center
Academy of Culinary Arts
Academy of Military Leadership
Academy of Fine Arts
Faulkner Career Technical Center Academy