Arts and Humanities Curriculum

The Arts and Humanities Academy curriculum is designed to inspire greater levels of academic achievement by linking student interest and talent in the arts to all aspects of their educational experience. By tapping into their strengths as artists, teachers lead students to improve their overall skills in reading, writing and science. AHA is particularly concerned with bridging the achievement gap and providing a challenging curriculum for all of our students.

Students enrolled in AHA fulfill the learning community’s requirements within AHA. All remaining courses needed to fulfill high school graduation and college eligibility requirements are chosen as electives from the following departments: African American Studies, Arts: Visual & Performing, Physical Education, Technology and World Languages.

* Placement into Algebra I, Honors Geometry, or higher level math based on math department assessment.
** Students can enroll in AHA AP Augmentation classes in their 11th and 12th grade English classes

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    Leadership Meetings 2016-17 (Library)
    May 1, 2017
    8:30 am - 9:30 am
    Library
    Book Drives (C Bldg Gallery)
    May 1, 2017
    1:00 pm - 1:01 pm
    C Bldg Gallery
    Track: All Levels Postseason Coaches' Meeting vs Hayward, Alameda, Arroyo, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Encinal, Hayward, Mt. Eden, Bishop O'Dowd, Piedmont, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Tennyson (Away)
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: May 1, 2017 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Hayward High A-Hall
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Hayward, Alameda, Arroyo, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Encinal, Hayward, Mt. Eden, Bishop O'Dowd, Piedmont, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Tennyson
    Book Drives (C Bldg Gallery)
    May 2, 2017
    1:00 pm - 1:01 pm
    C Bldg Gallery
    Baseball: Boys Varsity Game vs Bishop O'Dowd (Away)
    Starts: 3:30 pm
    Ends: May 2, 2017 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Bishop O'Dowd High School
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Bishop O'Dowd
    Softball: Girls JV Game vs Castro Valley (Away)
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: May 2, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Castro Valley High School
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Castro Valley
    Badminton: All Levels Match vs San Lorenzo (Away)
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: May 2, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: San Lorenzo High School
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: San Lorenzo
    Softball: Girls Varsity Game vs Castro Valley (Home)
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: May 2, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Berkeley High School
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Castro Valley
    Baseball: Boys JV Game vs Bishop O'Dowd (Home)
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: May 2, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Berkeley High - Tim Moellering Field
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Bishop O'Dowd
    Book Drives (C Bldg Gallery)
    May 3, 2017
    1:00 pm - 1:01 pm
    C Bldg Gallery
    Swimming: All Levels Postseason Coaches' Meeting vs Arroyo, Alameda, Arroyo, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Encinal, Mt. Eden, Bishop O'Dowd, Piedmont, San Leandro (Away)
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 3, 2017 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Arroyo High School
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Arroyo, Alameda, Arroyo, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Encinal, Mt. Eden, Bishop O'Dowd, Piedmont, San Leandro
    Book Drives (C Bldg Gallery)
    May 4, 2017
    1:00 pm - 1:01 pm
    C Bldg Gallery