“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”
-Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Welcome to the Long Beach Public Schools Humanities 6-12 homepage!
English Language Arts (ELA), Social Studies, World Languages, English as a New Language (ENL) and Library and Media Specialists at the Middle School and the High School are all part of the Humanities Department. While each discipline is unique, they all come together with one common goal: to provide Long Beach students with varied learning opportunities designed to assist students to achieve at their highest potential.
At the Middle School, students experience learning through a “Growth Mindset” supported by the Middle Years Program approaches to teaching and learning. “Learners” or students are at the heart of all learning- - striving to be “principled, balanced, open-minded, caring and knowledgeable inquirers, thinkers and communicators” who recognize their common humanity and “help to create a better and more peaceful world.” (IB Learner Profile) Middle Students celebrate Foreign Language Month, participate in essay contests, book talks, scavenger hunts and research topics of interest to them in the Media Center or on their Chromebooks.
At the High School, students are invited to explore their options beyond taking the required Regents exams in English and Social Studies and the FLACS B exam in World Language by enrolling in Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) or International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program courses such as SUPA Writing Studio, IB Language and Literature HL, IB French, Italian or Spanish or IB History of the Americas HL. There are also many exciting elective courses, such as Creative Writing, Talented Writers, IB Film, Psychology and Cultural studies. In addition to coursework, students are encouraged to explore their talents and passions by participating in clubs and literary magazines, such as Fragments, Model Congress, the Literary Club, the Tide Newspaper or the Asian Culture Club or by conducting research through the IB program’s Internal Assessments and Extended Essay.
We hope you enjoy your journey through the Long Beach Humanities programs, courses and clubs.
Director of Humanities 6-12
Long Beach Public Schools
239 Lido Boulevard
Lido Beach, NY 11561