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The Humanities and International Studies Program (HISP), founded in 1985, is a rigorous honors program located at C.K. McClatchy High School.  The curriculum, a unique global perspective on learning and understanding, prepares HISP students for success at any college or university in the country.  Over the four years, HISP students are immersed in college level literary works and ideas.  Beyond using standard school texts, HISP teachers supplement their teaching with in-depth passages and narratives from some of the most respected writers and historians of our age.  HISP students are required to read and analyze acclaimed literature and discover how the themes relate to history and culture.

The program is structured in a four year sequence that includes a literature and composition course and a complementary social science course in each year.

College success is where HISP students shine the brightest.  HISP has a phenomenal track record of having its students accepted into some of the best colleges and universities in the nation, including the University of California system (where admission rates are 2 to 4 times higher than the the general rate of admission) and the top private colleges and universities in the country including Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, Yale, MIT, NYU and the Claremont Colleges, to name just a few.  

Outside the classroom, HISP student learning continues through attendance at a variety of live performances and cultural events, visits to museums, and via world travel.  Additionally, HISP students annually provide more than 10,000 hours of service to the community through hospitals, food closets, nursing homes and other worthwhile community-based organizations.  

Please join us for the following events (All details also at www.ckmhisp.org):

Monday, October 24:  

Evening Information Session

6-7 p.m. McClatchy Gymnasium

Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28:

Visitation Days:  Come to campus either day and see classes in session

8:45.a.m. to Noon (No reservation needed. Parking available on 7th and 8th Ave.)

McClatchy Main Entrance

Important Application Dates:                 

Online Applications available:  November 1, 2016 www.ckm.scusd.edu/hisp

Applications DUE:  Friday, January 24, 2017

Essay Sessions:        Saturday, January 21, 2017 8:00am McClatchy Library

                                 Or       Wednesday, January 25, 2017 3:00 pm McClatchy Library

Open Enrollment:  January 10 – January 24:   www.scusd.edu

Questions?  Email HISP Coordinator, Ellen Wong:   ellen-wong@scusd.edu