a New Visions Charter High School

Humanities IV

About Humanities IV

We will be a new, college and career preparatory public charter high school option for families. Our school ​will ​open on the Beach Channel Educational Complex in the Fall of 2017​.

Our Vision

At Humanities IV, we make sense of past and present events and issues through our work in history, literature, and the arts (i.e. the “humanities”). We do this for the purpose of better understanding human culture in order to become a diverse community that is able to: Commit, Reflect, Envision, Act, Trust, and Excel.

Welcome to New Visions Humanities IV
Welcome to New Visions Humanities IV

Hannah Kehn, principal of HUM IV, would like to welcome new students and share her vision for the school.

School Culture
School Culture

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

Graduate Ready for College & Careers
Graduate Ready for College & Careers

We offer students pathways that best suit their passions and aspirations. This includes opportunities for Advance Placement courses, internships, and college exposure.

Be Challenged
Be Challenged

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.

Habits of the Graduate
Habits of the Graduate

We refer to our Habits of the Graduate with the acronym "CREATE" - commit, reflect, envision, act, trust, excel. We refer to our Habits with the acronym "CREATE." 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.

A Focus on Community

We are a community based school with an emphasis on building and leveraging relationships with the local neighborhood community.

Personalized Learning
Personalized Learning

Small class sizes and a strong advisory program ensure that teachers and staff get to know and support each other.

Parent/Caregiver Engagement and Support
Parent/Caregiver Engagement and Support

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.

Additional Academic Supports
Additional Academic Supports

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.

Community in the Classroom
Community in the Classroom

Internships, guest speakers and community focused projects give scholars the chance to connect with professionals and industry experts.

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