Arts and Humanities Academy Overview

Visit the AHA Web Site: aha.berkeleyschools.net

Lead Teachers: Devon Brewer and Shanon Erby

The Arts and Humanities Academy (AHA) provides an innovative, equitable, rigorous academic and arts curriculum. Students use the lens of the arts to seek creative solutions to academic and artistic challenges. In the first two years, students broaden their artistic expertise by taking a selection of visual and performing arts classes. In the 11th and 12th grades, students pursue mastery in the discipline of their choice and design an arts-based internship in the community, applying their interests as both artist and scholars. Senior thesis projects include academic and artistic presentations.  AHA students may select their world language and PE classes from the many options offered in the elective programs. AP options are available in English, math, science and world languages.

AHA structures the core of our teaching on project-based learning and interdisciplinary endeavors. Classroom practices are creative and flexible, meeting the needs of all learners and building on the strengths of multiple intelligences. Students work collaboratively within an environment where the arts are the vehicle for creative and analytical thinking. We develop into members of society with the skills to write and think with our minds, create with our hands, express with our bodies, act and speak from our hearts, and inspire others to do the same.

AHA is ideal for Students who want to:

  • Graduate prepared for a 4-year college or university and continued pursuits in the arts
  • Be in a community that celebrates the arts
  • Collaborate with local artists and art institutions
  • Participate in a creative classroom atmosphere
  • Apply knowledge of the arts to a holistic understanding of the world
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    UC Pre-Med Mentors (pd. 4)
    November 15, 2018
    12:24 pm - 1:22 pm
    CCC D-221
    Friday Music (Courtyard)
    November 16, 2018
    11:20 am - 12:20 pm
    Courtyard
    Dreamer Project (CCC)
    November 16, 2018
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    CCC
    Basketball: Boys Freshman Scrimmage vs Albany (Away)
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: November 17, 2018 - 9:00 am
    Location: Albany High School
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: Albany
    Basketball: Boys JV Scrimmage vs Albany (Away)
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: November 17, 2018 - 9:00 am
    Location: Albany High School
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: Albany
    Basketball: Boys Varsity Scrimmage vs Albany (Away)
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: November 17, 2018 - 11:00 am
    Location: Albany High School
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: Albany
    Basketball: Boys JV Scrimmage vs Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (Home)
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: November 19, 2018 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Berkeley High - Donahue Gym
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory
    Black Girls Rise
    November 20, 2018
    3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
    Room D218
    Basketball: Boys F/S Foundation Game vs El Camino (Away)
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: November 20, 2018 - 4:00 pm
    Location: El Cerrito High School
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: El Camino
    Basketball: Boys JV Foundation Game vs El Cerrito (Away)
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: November 20, 2018 - 5:30 pm
    Location: El Cerrito High School
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: El Cerrito
    Basketball: Boys Varsity Foundation Game vs El Cerrito (Away)
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: November 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm
    Location: El Cerrito High School
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: El Cerrito
    Open Gym Basketball (Jacket Gym)
    November 21, 2018
    11:30 am - 12:20 pm
    Jacket Gym