Starting in 2018-19, students at Huntley High School will have an opportunity to focus their academic experiences on fine arts or global studies through the launch of two new academies.
The Fine Arts Academy and Global Academy will launch in the fall, offering specialized courses, field experiences, and experiential learning opportunities in a structure that mirrors that of the school’s existing Medical Academy and Engineering Academy.
“It’s a great time to be a high school student,” HHS Principal Scott Rowe told the Daily Herald. “Our students are able to learn and almost dip their toes in the waters of what they are interested in with a much bigger safety net and we can support that process.”
The Global Academy has a strong focus on global diversity, cultural competency, critical thinking, and engaged citizenship. Four specializations exist in international relations and human rights, government and law, journalism and media, and world cultures. Travel and service learning opportunities will exist, and students will have the option to earn an Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Students enrolled in the Fine Arts Academy can choose among Conservatory Paths is music performance, theater, or visual arts and participate in a series of courses and extracurricular activities that offer deep experiences in those areas while also gaining well-rounded arts education. They will also receive enhanced opportunities to learn, perform, visit galleries, attend performances, and develop a portfolio to aid them in their future.
View the presentation below for full information on the new academies, or read more in the Daily Herald.