Academy of Humanities and Public Service

MISSION

The Academy of Humanities and Public Service is a supportive and collaborative community where students learn to be reflective, critical thinkers. Students in this academy will use their academic and practical learning to gain information and experiences essential in fostering a more global perspective of political systems, history, economic issues, language, literature, and other aspects of culture that will enable them to work with and for the community.

Pathways

  • Humanities (Social Studies/English/Foreign Language)
  • Justice, Law and Society
  • Education, Child Studies

Humanities Pathways focus on integrating creative thinking and interdisciplinary strategies into humanities subject areas: history, literature, writing, psychology, sociology, film studies, and foreign language.

Public Service Pathways prepare students for further education and careers in law, law enforcement, emergency services, community services, government, public policy administration, and international relations.

Education and Child Studies Pathways prepare students for occupations that include, but are not limited to, K-16 teaching, teaching assistants, instructional coordinators, employee trainers and work performance specialists.

Students who complete required pathway course credits and a related capstone experience receive an Academy certificate and recognition at graduation.

Sample Career Options

  • Psychologist
  • Counselor
  • Job Coach
  • Teaching Paraprofessional
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Day Care Provider
  • Instructional Specialist
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • School Administrator
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Social Service Worker
  • Librarian
  • Art Historian
  • Museum Curator
  • Law Clerk
  • Lawyer
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Community Organizer
  • Paralegal
  • Mediator
  • Security Officer/Manager
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Government or Public
  • Program Administrator

Opportunities

  • Job shadows
  • Internships
  • Senior research
  • Community service
  • College credit courses
  • College/career portfolios
  • Scholarship
  • Industry certifications
  • Local, state, national competition

FOR INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC PATHWAY SEQUENCE AND COURSES, SEE THE GUIDANCE LINK TO THE 2012-2013 REGISTRATION HANDBOOK.

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