Consistent with our Core Values, Herron High School students engage in an urban community by volunteering with nonprofits and community partners, completing internships with local organizations, and visiting and attending arts and cultural organizations and events.
Herron High School partners with local organizations to extend learning opportunities for our students and impact our community. Herron High School partners closely with the Harrison Center for the Arts for arts and cultural opportunities that advance our mission of preparing well-rounded, world-class citizens. Additionally, teachers regularly take students to places like the Central Library, Newfields (Indianapolis Museum of Art), Indiana Repertory Theater, and Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library to supplement their in-class learning. Outside of the school day, it is common to see our student at museums and community events, like First Fridays, engaging in their urban community.
Herron High School currently partners with more than 30 community organizations to give seniors the opportunity to have a semester or year-long internships during the school-day while earning course credit. Students typically spend 6-8 hours per week at their internship placement per week. During the internship, they are exposed to a professional working environment, develop on-the-job skills, and learn about a professional field of interest to them. This year, nearly one-third of senior students are completing an internship.