On average, 70-80 percent of Humanex Academy grades enter a two- or four-year college or a technical skills program. Many of our students fall under the category of twice-exceptional and intellectually would have no difficulty academically. However, our students are often developmentally behind their same age peers in the areas of executive function and emotional resiliency that is required for college and training success. Humanex recognizes these deficiencies and works with both students and parents to develop a successful transition into life after Humanex.
We offer honors and college-bound classes in all subject areas. Each student works from a syllabus designed to include individual learning goals, expectations, and time lines. This helps students develop a sense of accountability as they work at a pace that will allow them to meet their goals. Our staff prompts students to find internal motivation with an emphatic, solution-focused approach to complete the class rather than have a teacher do the work for them.
Students are also allowed to take college courses and receive Humanex Academy credit. This gives students, who might be anxious about what a college class is like, to take a class while they receive support they may need from Humanex.
Students are required to complete a research class to graduate from Humanex Academy. While most schools have a research requirement, Humanex provides significant one-on-one instruction to each student. Any student struggling in a certain area receives direct, targeted instruction, whether that is help analyzing ideas, researching facts, determining the validity of sources, or constructing an argument. Furthermore, students learn the writing, editing, and citation skills they will need to be successful writers.
The focus of our Transition Planning program is to help students select colleges, prepare for the SAT test, write college essays, and complete college applications. Students who are pursuing vocational training use this class to find, to apply, and/or to secure an internship at a vocational school.
Humanex offers academic credit for holding a part-time job, for community service, or volunteering in order to encourage students to investigate various careers.
Benefits of Support Programs
Students who attend Humanex Academy actively work towards being prepared to walk whatever avenue of life they choose after completion of our program. As a result of our Support Programs, many of our students have learned and practiced the skills they need to succeed, learned how to utilize their strengths, and learned how to be advocates of their strong self-knowledge. Therefore, Humanex Academy excels at preparing students for life beyond high school.