Welcome to the Hermitage High School Center for the Humanities
Humanities are the history, literature, philosophy, and arts, as well as the various cultural, religious and folk traditions, that define and express humanity.
The Humanities Center is one of the Specialty Centers of Henrico County and was founded in 1995. Our program provides students with an opportunity to pursue a rigorous, interdisciplinary academic experience in the humanities while fulfilling graduation requirements for an advanced diploma with a Specialty Center seal. Our students thrive with their academically focused peers in our discussion-based classes, modeled after St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, where the Great Books are studied in small interdisciplinary class discussions. Because the center is located at Hermitage High School, students can also take advantage of all the sports, clubs, and resources of a large high school.
(Top row, L-R) Field trip to Washington D.C. May 2014: Level IV, Level III, Level II. (Bottom Row, L-R) Field trip to Washington D.C. May 2014 Level I; Level IV with Lt. Governor Bill Bolling; Class of 2013 lobbying the General Assembly
Important Specialty Center Dates
November 21, 2016: Applications available on-line December 5, 2016 : Open House, Hermitage HS @ 7 PM January 13, 2017: Application deadline March 10, 2017: On-line access to check acceptance March 24, 2017: Student's notification of intent
Video courtesy of Mr. Orange and the Center students of the 2016/2017 school year
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