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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: SHADOWING Shadowing is our student visitation program. AFTER YOUR ACCEPTANCE (March 9th), you can spend the day shadowing a student at the Center for the Humanities, if you make an appointment through the center director. Shadowing will occur March 13th-16th and March 19th, 22nd and 23rd (SOL testing has been moved to March 20th and 21st so those days are unavailable) The only way to shadow is to call 756-3017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment with Bruce Marr. Shadowing is an all day event and we can only allow a limited number of students to join us at one time. Therefore, shadowing slots are offered on a first come, first served basis.
(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
TBA 2018: Applications available on-line TBA 2018 : Open House, Hermitage HS @ 7 PM TBA 2019: Application deadline TBA 2019: Student's notification of intent
Video courtesy of Mr. Orange and the Center students of the 2016/2017 school year