Departments and Classes
English and Language Arts
English is divided into two component parts: Composition and Literature.
Literature is taught individually, with one teacher and one student reading and discussing works in a once-a-week British tutorial-style class. Students and teachers collaborate to select works tailored to the student’s interests and skill level. Students learn to read for a deeper understanding
Students attend math class four days a week. Students learn at their own pace and benefit from individual attention in small groups. Our math teachers ensure that each student “gets it” before moving on. No child is left behind, as can often happen in math classes. All math is done in-class under the supervision of our math teachers, thus eliminating math homework.
Science classes are taught in a hands-on, exploratory style. Students learn experimental methods and are challenged to find their own answers and draw their own conclusions.
History and Social Studies
Our History and Social Studies program emphasizes class participation and discussion of ideas in a seminar-style atmosphere. Current events play a large role in helping students gain a deeper and more personal understanding of their world.
Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
Huntington-Surrey offers LOTE classes four days a week. Small language classes mean students have more opportunities to speak the language they are learning.
Senior Advisory is a semester-long project designed to assist the students and their parents in navigating the challenging waters of the college admissions process. The process itself is broken down into small doable steps and is based on each student’s aptitudes, needs, and preferences as well as financial considerations. A light-hearted approach is used and in all cases has resulted in 100% acceptance to the college, university, or technical school of the student’s choice.
Electives are offered on Fridays and are created by student demand. Classes offered this semester are:
Music with Alvin Crow
Minds in Motion Physical Education
Drama and Improvisation
Creative Writing and Literary Journal
Writing in the 21st century
Students may also choose to earn their elective credits through off-campus activities such as dance, music, athletics, languages, or other interests. For accreditation purposes, the student must provide documentation that the coach or instructor of such activities holds a college degree.