Center for Humanities

Hermitage High School

  • Comprehensive and challenging academic program specializing in literature, history, philosophy, and the arts
  • Exploration of themes across courses which show the human ties within and among cultures from the past to the present
  • Interdisciplinary instruction of related core academics with seminars for reflective dialogue relating the humanities to current events and issues
  • Emphasis on the role of the humanities and on the value of a liberal arts background in a technological society
  • All English, Social Studies and Humanities courses receive honors credit

Sample Four-Year Curriculum

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Grade 9

Center Module I


  • English 9
  • World History & Geography II
  • Foundations of Civilization (a Humanities Honors Seminar)
  • *Mathematics
  • *Science
  • Health and P.E.
  • *World Language

Grade 10

Center Module II


  • English 10
  • AP Human Geography
  • Development of World Cultures (a Humanities Honors Seminar)
  • *Mathematics
  • *Science
  • Health and P.E.
  • *World Language
  • Economics and Personal Finance

Grade 11

Center Module III


  • AP English 11
  • AP Virginia and United States History
  • Age of Discovery and the New World (a Humanities Honors Seminar)
  • *Mathematics
  • *Science
  • *World Language

Grade 12

Center Module IV


  • AP English 12
  • AP Virginia and United States Government
  • Modernity and Global Cultures (a Humanities Honors Seminar)
  • *Mathematics or Elective
  • *Science or Elective
  • *World Language or Elective
NOTES

*Refer to Diploma Requirements to determine which graduation requirements apply to you.

  • All students must successfully complete the Economics and Personal Finance course.
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
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