C.K. McClatchy Humanities and International Studies Program (HISP)
The Humanities and International Studies Program (HISP), founded in 1985, is a rigorous honors program located at C.K. McClatchy High School. (See HISP History for more information on how the program began.) The curriculum—a unique global perspective on learning and understanding—prepares HISP students for success at any college or university in the country.
Students who live within the SCUSD boundaries can submit an online application October 30 - November 17, 2023. Students who live outside the SCUSD boundaries can apply through the permit process April 15 - May 3, 2024.
Applicants will fill out the HISP Self-Nomination survey as part of the application. This survey includes a writing sample that will not be scored, but instead be a writing sample for HISP teachers to understand the cohort’s baseline writing skills.