Our academic program is rigorous, and enforces the structure needed for success in high school and college. We offer a Regents-based, Common Core-aligned class load, with electives in the Arts.
Each cohort includes a group of approximately 125 students who remain in their cohort until they graduate. Each cohort is lead by an Assistant Principal and Counselor who monitors, supervises, and supports each student through graduation. They meet individually with students at least once per trimester to review their progress and performance data.
Students take trips to colleges throughout their four years, students take admissions tours, visit dorms, eat meals in the dining hall and sit in on lectures—all to help them develop their understanding of college life. In 11th and 12th grade, students take a College Readiness course to support the process of college selection, application and matriculation.
As a school centered around the humanities, we’ll teach you how to study the stories, the ideas and the words that will help you make sense of your world. You’ll learn how to write and communicate your ideas clearly- skills you’ll need in college and in your career.
Starting as early as 9th grade, you’[ll begin to visit colleges within and outside of New York City. In the 11th grade, you'll take a college and career readiness course and will have the opportunity to earn college credits through St. John’s University Advantage courses and CUNY COllege Now.
We offer a wide variety of Advanced Placement courses including statistics, environmental science, language and composition, as well as other exciting courses like advanced theater production, theater arts, visual arts, hip hop studies, documentary studies, and creative writing courses.
Outside of the classroom, you’ll have access to a variety of extracurricular activities, including: literary magazine, theater production, National Honor Society, martial arts and chess. Students clubs are developed based on student interests.
We partner with community-based organizations like Project Pawn Inc, Girls Inc. and SUNY Downstate Adolescent Education programs, to empower our scholars to lead healthy, well-balanced lives.
With AP and college-level courses, as well as a trimester schedule, students have more time and opportunities to earn credits needed for graduation. Our trimester schedule means more opportunity to earn credits needed to graduate, and extra time to deepen understanding in each subject.
Our focus on writing and discourse across subjects prepares scholars for college and beyond.
Through an intensive study of the Humanities -- history, literature, and the arts -- students are exposed to the stories and ideas that underlie modern issues, and learn to reason and argue about those ideas in speech and print.
HUM III staff and students live by “RESPECTFUL” values: Responsible Citizen, Empathetic, Strategic Planner, Persistent Problem-Solver, Empowered, Confident Communicator, Trustworthy, Fair, Unique, and Life-Long Learners.
RESPECTFUL values guide classroom behavior and professional culture, and are reinforced through our advisory curriculum, counseling program, and schoolwide rituals and routines.
Humanities III believes that students learn best when they are engaged in a challenge, working with their classmates to develop solutions to real-world problems. In each class, students will use a variety of resources to create, present and defend their ideas in writing or in a presentation.
College demands strong writing skills. At Humanities III, students will complete writing assignments in every subject area. By the time students graduate, they will have mastered how to write for different purposes and audiences.
With a trimester system, an extended school day and a Summer Bridge program in the 9th and 10th grades, students will have more time to learn and be successful in every subject. This method of learning equips students with the problem-solving skills necessary to succeed at any college or in any career.
Teachers at Humanities III partner with Lincoln Center Education to help students develop critical thinking skills by noticing details, making connections and asking questions. Students will attend performances and visit art exhibitions on a regular basis to see how the arts are related to the subjects they are studying.
Students will learn how to be active in a school community, a campus community and a neighborhood community. Humanities III students meet regularly with community members inside and outside the classroom. In addition, our students work towards participating in internships and personalized career exploration activities.
Humanities III students have access to a wide array of extracurricular activities, clubs and sports. Activities and clubs are based on student interest and vary from year to year. In addition, our campus offers PSAL sports such as basketball, football, baseball, softball, flag football, volleyball and gymnastics.