Hannah Kehn, principal of HUM IV, would like to welcome new students and share her vision for the school.
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
We offer students pathways that best suit their passions and aspirations. This includes opportunities for Advance Placement courses, internships, and college exposure.
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. By senior year, students use their artistic experiences and learning to address a challenge or strengthen an asset in their community.
We refer to our Habits of the Graduate with the acronym "CREATE" - commit, reflect, envision, act, trust, excel. These habits reflect the orientation toward learning and participation that we support our students to demonstrate in every classroom. They represent the most important aspects of artistic, academic, and humanist processes. We believe that practicing and reflecting on our habits promotes the kind of awareness, decision making, focus, and confidence necessary to navigate the complexities of human existence.
Small class sizes and a strong advisory program ensure that teachers and staff get to know and support each other.
The parents/caregivers of our students are involved every step of the way—school team members communicate regularly in regards to attendance, growth, school events, and opportunities for participation. Parents/caregivers attend two student-led conferences a year and
the Habits of the Graduate (CREATE) Review at the end of the year.
Students benefit from a number of effective literacy development supports, like Wilson's Just Words and Read 180, to succeed academically. For students who need additional support in math, we offer Transition to Algebra in our Math Lab. We offer a 1:1 ratio of Chromebook computers to students and have a technology specialist working to support teachers to meaningfully use technology in the classroom. Additional supports are also provided to students with IEPs or English Language Learners to meet their needs.
Internships, guest speakers and community focused projects give scholars the chance to connect with professionals and industry experts.