Humanities and Sciences High School opened their Phoenix public charter school campus in 1997. The school curriculum is based on humanities and sciences that aid students in becoming life long learners as well as prepare them to be productive members of society.
The school does not offer extra curricular activities or sports but provides a very good curriculum that includes a large array of languages such as Arabic, Cantonese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and tagalong.
Parents and students alike enjoy the curriculum which is challenging. Teachers work to help all students achieve their goals and even graduate early with some obtaining their Associate Degree while still in high school. Many parents expressed their child was not doing well in public school but once they started here, their grades improved and they enjoyed going to school. On the other side of the coin, some parents do not like the open classroom concept with only one teacher with a classroom of 40 to 50 students with the majority of all education being down on computers. These parents complained of no extra curricular activities, no dances, labs, and no actually social involvement.
For parents and students that are not concerned with social activities and wish to concentrate on education, the school provides exactly what they need to succeed. On the other hand, if students are not willing to work to succeed this may not be the best school.
10th graders participated in the AIMS series of tests with 23% meeting the standards and 15% exceeded the standards in math, in writing 62% met the standards and 8% exceeded, and in reading 79% met the standards.
Humanities and Sciences High School – Phoenix
5201 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85014