The Academy was founded in 2001 by amalgamating two community high schools in Lachine-Bishop Whelan High School and Lachine High School. Our population consists of students primarily from Lachine, Dorval, LaSalle, Verdun, Montreal-West and Kahnawake. We have a culturally, ethnically and socio-economically diverse population. A school uniform has been adopted by our community since 2001. This helps to bring uniformity to a very diverse student community.