September 4, 2020
Thanks to Alissa Simon and Rebecca Fisher for today’s post.
Our mission statement:
Harrison Middleton University is a great ideas, great works, great conversations, distance learning university that offers graduate education in the humanities with concentrations in imaginative literature, natural science, philosophy and religion, and social science. Harrison Middleton University promotes student-faculty scholarship through research, discussion, and the development of collaborative publications.
We at Harrison Middleton University believe that the study of the humanities is both timeless and timely because it focuses on the central questions of human existence, lasting debates that bear directly on the problems we face today. And in a time when information of all kinds is increasingly fragmented, the study of ancient and modern classics provides a rich source of fundamental knowledge and unifying ideas.
Our work is dedicated to maintaining a rigorous agenda of reading and discussion. Not only do we pursue knowledge for our own advancement, but we nurture education in others. Working in groups has proven to be a powerful idea generator. To this end, HMU collaborates with two Arizona charter high schools, the International Commerce High School and the Humanities and Sciences High School.
The mission of the International Commerce High School is to prepare adult high school students, ages 16 to 21, academically for occupational education, postsecondary education, social responsibility, employability, and lifelong learning.
The International Commerce High School also provides Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, Literacy, and English Language Acquisition for Adults.
The International Commerce High School has an open-entry, open-exit enrollment policy that allows any student to enroll in school on any day, at any time during the school year. The mission of the charter is to provide individualized instruction to each student. New student intake and orientation is used to determine each student’s individualized course of study.
The mission of the Humanities and Sciences High School is to prepare adult high school students, ages 16 to 21, academically for occupational education, postsecondary education, social responsibility, employability, and lifelong learning.
The Humanities and Sciences High School provides a rigorous, accelerated academic program in world languages, language arts, literature, social studies, mathematics, and natural sciences. These disciplines integrate the state academic content and learning standards and are based on the College Board’s Advanced Placement curriculum as well as the Great Books of the Western World. All courses are taught by highly qualified, certified instructors using Shared Inquiry, cooperative learning, and technology. Instruction takes place in small groups and one to one.
Over the next few months, HMU will be sharing a blog series about our partnership with these high schools and the incredible work they are doing to serve adult high school students. Blogs will discuss topics such as high school orientation, continuing education, various work with non-profit institutions, and college preparatory exams and testing.
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