In the interest of meeting the needs of all students in the Camas School District, the Camas School Board has approved the recognition of Hayes Freedom High School as a stand-alone high school designed to provide differentiated instruction and individual attention for high school students who prefer to direct their own educations to a greater degree. Hayes Freedom is named after Denis Hayes, a Camas graduate, who is credited with developing Earth Day and Freedom for our cherished belief in the importance of this attribute in education.
Our school is a place where students and staff can learn, grow, and experience life and education in a way that works for each individual. Projects and courses are designed by staff to align closely to district, state and national learning standards, but these allow, and in fact require, students to take control of their own educational plans. It is a place where students can find their own voices. Students learn quickly that they have both the right to their opinions but also the responsibility to listen to and respect the views of others.
Students at Hayes Freedom must be self-motivated, responsible, and willing to commit to both long and short term community based service learning projects. A premium is placed on student integration of learning across disciplines. Hayes Freedom students are required to analyze problems from multiple viewpoints and articulate comprehensive responses.
Hayes Freedom High School