Welcome to the Freshmen Academy

Welcome to Walker Valley High School and the Freshman Academy!  We are excited to share in a wonderful experience what we hope will begin a fantastic four years as a Mustang.  The Freshman Academy is committed to being a time of excitement, encouragement, and expectations.  During their time in the Freshman Academy, we desire to challenge students in their vision regarding not only who they are but most substantially, where they want to go.  While we understand the transition from middle school to high school is a significant one, the Freshman Academy is dedicated to supporting its students through a team approach.  The Walker Valley High School Freshman Academy employs a family atmosphere designed to create a universal goal of student achievement through a growth mindset.  Our goal is to assist all freshman students with their transition to high school as we challenge our students to create the vision for their destiny.  

The Freshman Academy houses all core classes - English, mathematics, sciences, and United States government - using interdisciplinary teams.  Through this approach, our team strives to create a small learning community with a student-centered approach.  Our six math teachers, three science teachers, three English teachers, and two social studies teachers are joined with a dedicated guidance counselor, and an administrator.  This team works to create an environment in which students can experience academic and social successes through rigorous, yet supportive practices.  

As the administrator for the Freshman Academy, I am honored to be able to work alongside such talented, motivated, and caring teachers in helping to support our student population.  We believe in the atmosphere that has been created at Walker Valley High School and take great pride in being the launching point for an outstanding experience.  We consider it an honor and a privilege to be a small part of the life experience your child will have.  Our hope is to make that experience something truly special.  Welcome to the Valley!

Go Mustangs!

Denny H. Collins

Freshman Academy Principal