Human Services & Early Childhood Concentration
The Human Services and Early Childhood Concentration is designed for students interested in the field of education, and in particular, the Social Sciences, as it relates to individual human behavior, and how such behaviors formulate societal structures. The purpose of the Human Services and Early Childhood program is to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings. Students will discover psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within Psychology. Students will also learn about the methods psychologists use in their science and practice. It is hoped that by students taking the Human Behavior CP and Psychology AP courses, they will acquire perceptions of the world around them, insights into one's own behavior, and an appreciation of the complexity of human behavior. In addition, the said program culminates in the pupil’s Senior year with Introduction to Sociology being taken through Passaic County Community College. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all required courses. Students may be eligible for the CDMA certifications (beginning in the 2019-2020 school year) and as seniors (beginning in 2018) can apply for the Marie Hakim Future Educator Scholarship. This concentration exposes students to topics related to careers in education, psychology, and human services. Students will be placed with a mentor/adviser to monitor and guide their progress through the Career Academy.
Passaic County Community College Options
Introduction to Sociology - after school through Passaic County Community College - 3 college credits
Associated extra-curricular clubs
- Language Club (based on World Language class taken)
- Future Teachers Club
How Do I Apply to an Academy?
Step 1 ...
An Academy Letter of Recommendation must be completed by one of your current teachers. Click on the Teacher Recommendation Form on this page. Only electronic teacher recommendation forms will be accepted.
Step 2 ...
Please review any of the concentrations that interest you. If there is one that you would like to be a part of, please submit your CHS Academy Application on this page (during the open registration period). Only electronic applications will be accepted.
Applicants must have all prepared documents and application submitted by the application deadline in order to
be considered for acceptance into the program for the following school year.