Encouraging children to write a story of their very own can give them an enormous confidence boost, as well as help them consolidate their literacy learning by putting their phonics, grammar and reading skills into practice.
In the agriculture program, students have the opportunity to get back to the soil. Students complete hands-on projects in a positive environment where they receive guidance from a trained agronomist and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.
The aim of the debate club is to empower HILA students with the skills of expressing their beliefs clearly and concisely. Public speaking and effective communication in a formal setting, and staying aware of current events in the world.
Students explore their creativity as they develop singing, dancing and drama skills in our engaging performing arts classes. Throughout the year the students will have the opportunity to showcase their skills at performances.
FCS serves as a foundation for life literacy education. Our primary goal is to improve the student's ability to be successful in today's world by teaching them practical like skills that they will encounter as young adults.
The STEM club is an enjoyable way to engage the students with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. STEM provides a platform to extend young people's learning.
Every month students will give back to the community through HILA impact days. The students will help plan and implement the activity. HILA impact days teach students about the value of giving back and being of service to those that are less fortunate.
At HILA we have three (3) Academic Teams and they are named after different types of Trailblazers, which is in-line with our school mascot.
Students are randomly assigned to these teams at enrollment based on grade level. Every new school year, students are reassigned to random teams. This gives them the opportunity to work with different people and personalities each year. Each team will have instructors as their mentors and they will participate in a myriad of in-house academic, extracurricular, and sport competitions throughout the year.
It is important that students learn to function in a team environment so that they will have teamwork skills when they enter the workforce. Also, research tells us that students learn best from exercises that involve doing tasks and social interactions.
Students learn and practice responsibility and accountability in this process as each team member’s behavior and academic performance affects the entire team. In this way students are not only accountable to their authoritative figures (parents & teachers), but, they are also accountable to their peers. In an effort to ensure team excellence, students also inherit the responsibility of helping to make sure that other students are performing at commendable levels.
Teams will have an opportunity to meet during study hall, at designated times during the school day, and during after school hours. At the end of the school year, teams are evaluated for their overall academic performance, good citizenship, sportsmanship, and conduct. The team with the highest marks will be awarded with prizes and hailed as:
We know that instilling love for country, and the people in it, is one of the most important components in our progress as a nation. Our ground-breaking Citizenship, Governance and Leadership (CIGOL) program is designed to develop and strengthen the knowledge of our students and to help them identify their potential in the areas of good citizenship, governance, and leadership. A series of classes are offered at all grade levels, to develop essential skills and to promote excellent competence of our students in understanding of the origins, concepts, organizations, policies and the political system of the Liberian government, as well as living as exemplary members of the community.