Renaissance School of Humanities
The Renaissance School of Humanities and International Studies
This school prepares students to investigate the world, recognize perspectives, communicate ideas and take action. By mastering these four qualities, our students become globally competent citizens.
Principal: James Reed III
The Renaissance School’s instructional model is based on the International Studies Schools Network (ISSN). Our partnership with the Asia Society supports rigorous teacher training and standards. It connects our school with global partners to ensure our students will learn the skills they need to be successful in college and their future careers.
Renaissance students are lifelong learners who are respectful and caring of the people around them.
Renaissance teachers receive extensive professional development to facilitate in-depth discussions about world events and cultures. Renaissance students work in small collaborative student groups, solving problems, responding to readings and discussing ideas with each other.
All CH-UH schools are aligned with a Pathway, an education theme that emphasizes learning from a particular perspective. The Renaissance School is part of the Society Pathway – learning from the perspective of people interacting with others.
The Renaissance principal, teachers and support staff work to know each student, building relationships that will encourage students to feel comfortable and willing to contribute in discussions. Students take on leadership responsibilities in the Renaissance School and help plan assemblies and set school policies.
The Renaissance School is a good choice for a student who:
• is interested in world affairs, foreign languages and different cultures
• finds critical-thinking projects with other students fulfilling
• searches beyond “yes” and “no” answers for deeper understanding
• is motivated by debate and discussion that may raise more questions than answers
• is comfortable working in small groups
Students can expect to:
• participate in a capstone project in their senior year
• interact and study with international exchange students
• connect to the Council on World Affairs in Cleveland, accessing speakers from international governments
• complete meaningful community service at both the local and international levels
• serve as student ambassadors to other ISSN schools throughout the country and state
• participate in various ethnic and cultural opportunities throughout Northeast Ohio
• have a travel opportunity that will broaden their understanding of global issues
Student Ambassadors Share Experiences
Four students and one teacher from the Ambassador School for Global Leadership (ASGL) in Los Angeles visited Heights High and the CH-UH community for four days in early February. The ASGL is a sister school to the Renaissance School – both are members of the International Studies Schools Network. The 34 member network prepares students for work and civic roles in a global environment.
Renaissance office: 216-320-3107
Administrative Assistant: Tina Hall, 216-320-3049, T_Hall@chuh.org
Principal: James Reed III, 216-320-3111, J_Reed@chuh.org
Counselor: David Peake, 216-320-3069, D_Peake@chuh.org
Social Worker: Caryl Yoo, 216-320-3081, C_Yoo@chuh.org
Parents can contact teachers by e-mail. The staff directory lists teachers by name, school and positions or subject taught. If calling a teacher's classroom, it is best to call between 8-8:30 a.m. or after 3:25 p.m. Call the small school office to be connected to a classroom teacher.