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The Humanities program seeks to offer an engaging space for highly motivated students during their time at the Miller School of Albemarle. Additionally, it exists to encourage students to pursue excellence in the Humanities by providing an organizational structure and incentive to make the most of their academic and co-curricular opportunities here.
The program pursues this aim in the following ways:
by giving personalized shape and direction to a student’s curricular and co-curricular work;
by providing students opportunities for increased engagement with their studies through extracurricular events and special programming; and
by inspiring students to engage proactively with their studies, while encouraging them to see their studies as an extension of their own interests and passions.
The Humanities Program provides a specialized, long-term academic structure, affording students who are passionate about Literature, History, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, and Performing Arts a space to flourish creatively and scholastically. Students accumulate credits toward the Humanities Certificate on a track of their own making assisted by the Program Coordinator. Credit is awarded for specific curricular work as well as co-curricular activities. Coursework in the junior and senior years is emphasized, with more weight being given to Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, and Senior Seminar options.
The amount of curricular credit applied toward the Humanities Certificate is capped; the remainder must be earned through co-curricular activities, so that students round out their studies in ways that emphasize enrichment, participation, and application. For a Major Certificate, students must complete a summative Capstone Project, which is offered via Senior Seminars or an Independent Study. The Certificate of Distinction they can earn with their diploma is intended to be a crowning achievement of their high school career, and it is highly visible to college admissions committees, in that an Advanced Diploma status appears on a student’s application.
English, Humanities Program Coordinator
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