"Two semesters minimum of holographic engineering before you get to touch this!" "All right, all right! I get it. I didn't go to your stupid S.H.I.E.L.D. Hogwarts or whatever." ― Leo Fitz and Skye
S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy was the name commonly used for the three academies where S.H.I.E.L.D. trained its new recruits before its fall during the HYDRA Uprising.
The S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy of Communications was the largest of the Academies, its curriculum focused on data analysis. The Academy interacted the most with the other academies, operations and science. It was the easiest of the three academies to enter.
" Operations is the most aggressive program. More people wash out of operations than the other academies." ― Grant Ward
The S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy of Operations had the most aggressive program, and the highest percentage of washouts. The Academy trained Specialists and Field Agents.
"Is this where you got all your PhDs?" "Oh, no. You need at least one to get through the door." ― Skye and Jemma Simmons
S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy of Science and Technology, 2014
The S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy of Science and Technology was responsible for guiding many of the world's best and brightest scientific minds. All cadets required at least one Ph.D to enter the academy.
 Former Director: Anne Weaver
Wall of Valor
Skye and Grant Ward at the Wall of Valor in the Academy of Science and Technology
"Every S.H.I.E.L.D. facility has a memorial to the agents lost in the line of duty." ― Skye
Each academy had a
Wall of Valor to honor the S.H.I.E.L.D. and Strategic Scientific Reserve agents who gave their lives in the line of duty.
The Daily Cadet
was the newspaper of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy. The Daily Cadet
A History of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Every S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy student received a copy of the history book titled
. A History of S.H.I.E.L.D.