Check out the items below to find out what’s new and exciting this year at HHS!
Vanguard Vision Competency-based Education
Last year we had our first class of 120 freshmen enroll in Vanguard Vision, our competency-based education pilot program. Competency-based education is an approach which allows students to advance based on their ability to master a skill or competency at their own pace. Check out the video below for more information:
Huntley High School is proud to offer 4 academies this year. The goal of the academies is to offer students the opportunity to pair tailored course work with career experiences outside of the classroom. By combining rigorous coursework with real world experiences, our academy students leave Huntley High School with an understanding of careers in various fields and a hands-on experience few high school students have.
Students may apply into all academies during their sophomore year. For more information on the details of each academy, please see the respective websites.
Semester Grading System
Huntley High School no longer uses quarters in our grading system. Grades will only be stored at the end of each semester. This change will be positive for both students and teachers. The main motivation to change grading systems is to provide students and teachers the opportunity to show learning as a continuous process. Removing the quarter grading system will allow teachers to implement an improved cycle of teaching and learning which focuses on instruction, assessment, and adjustment, without having an arbitrary ending quarter date. Semester grades are calculated as 80% semester work and 20% final exam grade. We will continue to send communication home reminding you to check your student’s progress throughout the year.
Free Activity Bus After School
Last year the District made a change to no longer charge students a fee to ride home on the activity bus. In order to ride the activity bus home, students will be required to sign up in the Hub by noon. The activity bus leaves from Door #27 at 4:00 pm.