Our curriculum is designed to foster deep thinking and collaboration. Beyond required courses, students take classes in visual and performing arts curricula and choose an arts focus-area in the 10th grade. Students have the opportunity to take Advance Placement courses and to complete internships. By senior year, students use their artistic experiences and learning to address a challenge or strengthen an asset in their community.
Students meet in small advisory groups daily and experience different aspects of creative collaboration, including vision-work, action planning, improvisation, mindfulness, and reflection. In advisories, students also analyze their own data/work and prepare to lead family conferences. Advisors play a critical role at Humanities IV. They are advocates for their advisees and work to form authentic partnerships with families.
Students will have access to campus sports teams and after school activities. Specific clubs will be determined based on student interests.
At Humanities IV, we believe that an excellent education prepares students to emerge from high school knowing how to be successfully independent and interdependent.
We create a culture where students:
-Feel supported to execute their rights as students
-Commit to the responsibilities that come with those rights
-Hold themselves and others accountable to logical consequences and ”making things right” when harm is caused