Humanity in Perspective at David Douglas High School

Humanity in Perspective (HIP) at David Douglas High School (DDHS) gives DDHS students the opportunity to earn three free credits from Bard College by participating in a fun, collaborative, and creative youth-centered version of the Humanity in Perspective learning community.

DDHS students in the classes of 2020 and 2021 are eligible to apply. There is no GPA requirement for admission. The main requirements are to have a strong desire to participate, a willingness to make a commitment, and follow-through as dedicated, engaged members of this learning community. This is a class where we get creative and make learning relevant to our lives, interests, and communities.


The subjects we study together are:

  • Art
  • Literature
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Critical thinking and writing


We learn by:

  • Exploring connections between subjects
  • Collaborating on projects that we design together based on shared interests
  • Having interesting conversations
  • Going on field trips
  • Visiting with guest speakers
  • Reading, writing, making, and more!


Classes are scheduled to begin in person at David Douglas High School in July, with timing subject to change depending on the latest recommendations from public health authorities and our program partners. Applicants will be notified of the specific start date and class times as they become available. The application takes 15 to 30 minutes to complete, and can be completed online or over the phone. Please read our list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) before applying. The application deadline is 9:00 a.m. on June 1, 2020.

Apply for HIP at David Douglas.


If you have any further questions before applying, or if you would like to fill out the application over the phone, please contact HIP Program Coordinator and Instructor, Rozzell Medina, at (503) 409-9134 or at


Oregon Humanities graciously acknowledges the work of Alder College, which laid the groundwork, established connections, and shared knowledge that enabled Oregon Humanities to establish Humanity in Perspective at David Douglas High School.


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