Abilene Academy

Join us for Abilene Academy 2022!

Applications now accepted for the Class of 2022

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Individuals who were accepted into Abilene Academy 2020 and 2021 (cancelled due to COVID-19) are welcome to join the 2022 class. Simply re-submit your contact information through the application link above, and check the box that indicates you were a 2020 or 2021 class member.

Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2021. Accepted applicants will be notified by December 15, 2021.

What is Abilene Academy?

Abilene Academy is a free, 11-week course that gives participants an inside look at the operations and services provided by the City of Abilene. Each week, class members will get to dive into a different City department and get a behind-the-scenes look into operations and services. At the completion of the course, participants are invited to take part in Field Day; a hands-on opportunity to ride, operate, and learn about some of the major equipment and machinery used by City staff.

When will Abilene Academy meet?

Abilene Academy 2022 will begin Monday, February 7, 2022, and meet weekly through Monday, May 2, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. (class will not be held Monday, February 14 or March 14). Dinner is provided.

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Abilene Academy 2021


Gain Insight

  • Challenges to City Government
  • Day-to-day Operations
  • Investing Taxpayer Dollars
  • State Mandates

Go Behind the Scenes

  • Abilene Zoo
  • Adventure Cove
  • Airport
  • Fire Department
  • Police Department
  • Street Maintenance
  • Water Treatment Plants
  • and more...