Did you know that Hayes Freedom High School is an innovative school of choice for ninth-twelfth grade students?
Hayes Freedom High School was founded on the principle that not all students thrive in a large, comprehensive high school environment. If your student may benefit from any of the following hallmarks of HFHS, she or he might want to get to know us!
Hayes Freedom High School offers:
- Small class sizes; usually about 20 students per class.
- Longer, intensely focused classes; students take three 1:40 core classes with a 30 minute advisory each day. This allows students more time with teachers, time to work on projects in class, and a deeper understanding of material.
- Intentional, project-based learning; Hayes students are encouraged by teachers to approach assignments and projects in creative ways focusing on the learning styles of individual students.
- Strong relationships; with only a maximum of 200 students and eight teachers, students will have the same teachers for several subjects over time. This cultivates a tight-knit community where students know teachers and teachers know students. Attending Hayes is like joining a family “where everybody knows your name.”
Students and parents are invited to come to Hayes Freedom High School to find out about our program on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:30pm. Please call Kristi Thomas at 360-833-5600 if you have any questions.
Are you an 8th grader who loves acting, creative writing, singing, playing an instrument, dancing, visual art and/or creating films? The Camas High School’s Integrated Arts & Academics program is now accepting applications on our website from current 8th through 11th grade students for next year.
One common question we hear from student applicants is “Do I have to be exceptional at a particular art form?” No. Acceptance into the program is not competitive, it is interest-based, so you don’t have to worry about having an advanced level of techniques; you just need to be highly interested in combining the arts within your core academic classes and working on projects. This is a four-year program that creates a sense of community for arts-minded students within the large high school. Applications are available on the IAA website. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 16, midnight.
And mark your calendar… Interested students and their families are encouraged to attend the IAA Program Information Meeting on Wednesday, February 21, 6:00-7:30 in the North Commons at CHS.