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The fundamental aim of Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School is to teach students to use their minds well and prepare them to lead productive, socially useful, and personally satisfying lives. The school's academic program stresses intellectual development and political/social involvement in our society. Five "habits of mind" are stressed: (1) helping students learn to critically examine evidence (2) to be able to see the world through multiple viewpoints - to step into other shoes (3) to make connections and see patterns (4) to imagine alternatives (What if? What else?); and finally, (5) to ask, "What difference does it make? Who cares?" These five are at the heart of all our work, along with sound work habits and care and concern for others: habits of work and heart. The curriculum affirms the central importance of students learning how to learn, how to reason, and how to investigate complex issues that require collaboration, personal responsibility and a tolerance for uncertainty.

Special Programs

Community Service Prog. for 9th and 10th graders, Internships for 11th and 12th graders. Career skills training at the School for Cooperative Tech. Ed. in Manhattan. Music, theater, video production & basketball electives. Instruc.'l programs include Interdisciplinary Math/Sci., Humanities & Spanish.

Our Community

Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian, Center for Collaborative Ed., Mothers on the Move, New Youth Connections, MCC Theater, Roundabout Theater, New York Performance Standards Consortium, Studio Museum of Harlem, Citizens Advice Bureau.
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