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.
At HUM IV, advisory is called Ensemble. This daily class supports students and adults as they practice self-awareness and interdependence. In Ensemble, students activate their understanding of our Habits of the Graduate, make meaning of and set goals related to their Rights and Responsibilities, and discuss Humanist issues and dilemmas. Students complete portfolios that demonstrate their work and progress in our Habits of the Graduate (CREATE) and present for review at the end of the year.
Students can try out for all campus sports teams that are offered including but not limited to soccer, football, softball, volleyball, baseball, and tennis. Our after school activities are created in response to student interest and need. We are proud to host an astronomy club with high quality telescopes!
At HUM IV, we believe that some of the most meaningful learning occurs outside of traditional classrooms. Advisories (aka Ensembles) plan field trips every marking period that focus on humanist issues and college and career exposure. In 2018, our Founding Class traveled overnight to Washington, D.C. and Howard University.