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Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology 

Berry Academy provides a rigorous core academic curriculum as well as relevant technical offerings specific to three academy clusters: the Academy of Engineering; the Academy of Information Technology; and, the Academy of Medical Sciences and Biotechnology.  There is a focus on the practical application of skills and concepts found in each Academy Cluster.  More than 40 career and technical education courses are offered within the three Academies.  Teachers at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology facilitate and differentiate instruction to address the learning styles of all students within a school culture that values and honors all students.  The school’s mission is to provide an education centered on a rigorous and relevant curriculum with focused human relations between students, parents, staff and community. 


Entrance Requirements: Students entering grade 9 must score at or above grade level (level III or IV) in Reading and Math proficiency, based on EOG tests taken in the school year prior to attending. Students who retest must meet level III or IV on the first retest. Students entering grade 10 must score at or above grade level (level III or IV) in English and Math (Algebra I or above) proficiency on EOC tests taken in the school year prior to attending.   Students entering in grade 11 or 12 must apply through the Reassignment/ Transfer request process and a transcript analysis must be completed by the prospective school.

Special Features 

  • Academies prepare students for entrance into competitive four-year universities, two-year community colleges, registered apprenticeship programs as well as high-demand, high-skill careers in the private sector
  • Selected ninth graders have the opportunity to participate in Advanced Placement classes
  • Qualified students have the opportunity to earn various nationally recognized certifications including: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT), and Computer Technician (A+)
  • Exceptionally well-equipped school with state-of-the-art technology equipment
  • College credit available through Advanced Placement, iSchool, CPCC, and Project Lead the Way courses

Is This Program a Good Fit for Your Child?

School(s) offering this Magnet Program for the 2010-2011 School Year:

School Program #
Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology High School Academy of Engineering  270
Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology High School Academy of Information Technology 271
Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology High School Academy of Medical Sciences and Biotechnology 272

Transportation Information: School Magnet Program Locations

Elementary School Middle School High School

Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology
Transportation/Feeder Chart
Transportation Zone Elementary Middle High
Blue (Southwest) NA NA Berry (9)
Green (Southeast) NA NA Berry (9)
Grey (Central) NA NA Berry (9)
Violet (North) NA NA Berry (9)

 Feeder Chart Footnotes

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