HHS Hosts Academy & Club Night for Eighth Graders

Haverhill Public School eighth-graders and their parents are invited to Academy and Club Night at Haverhill High School from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9.

The open house is designed to introduce the various academies to prospective HHS students. The academies consist of eBiT, STEM, Fine Arts, Humanities, Classical and Freshman. Members of the various clubs at the high school will set up tables in the hallway outside the cafeteria and will be available to answer parents' and eighth-graders' questions.

Staff members involved with the STEM Academy will be available in the iSchool to provide information about a new partnership with the National Academy Foundation. The first courses to be offered, beginning in Fall, 2015, are Principles of Information Technology and Computer Systems.

The National Academy Foundation offers a curriculum that prepares students for the global college and career work force, coupled with the following ideals:

  • Rigorous, project-based curriculum
  • Partnerships with local businesses
  • Cohesive academy structure
  • Active advisory board

NAF academies are organized around one of five career themes--Finance, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology, Health Sciences or Engineering--viable industries with demonstrated growth and strong potential in the years ahead. In addition to core academic courses, students take industry-specific classes related to these themes and participate in work-based learning activities to put their lessons into action.