The Huntington School Board apprroved a new course titled The New York Experience - Economy and Governance

Trustees Approve The NY Experience: Economy and Governance

The Huntington School Board apprroved a new course titled The New York Experience - Economy and Governance.

August 17, 2020

A new senior year social studies elective course has been approved by the Huntington School Board. The New York Experience: Economy and Governance has been designed as a full year course. Officials estimate about 30 students will register for the class, which will be offered for the first time during the 2021/21 school year pending sufficient enrollment.

“The course incorporates a study of economic principles aligned with the Huntington High School social studies core economics course and all of its units, including financial literacy, which will be addressed through an issue-based case study approach and project-based learning modality,” states a description of the class presented to trustees.

Prior to trustees giving final approval for the course to be offered, the district’s Subject Matter Council and Educational Development Committee reviewed the course proposal and gave their affirmative nods. The new course carries no additional costs or staffing requirements.

The class will also include the “essential elements” of Huntington’s Participation in Government course, with each of its units, including a news segment “woven into the geographic and local issue specific studies,” according the new course proposal.

The half year study of economic principles are aligned with Huntington’s Economics course. Students enrolled in The New York Experience: Economy and Governance will take the same economics final as students enrolled in the traditional Economics class.

The course will serve as an elective for seniors who want a local focus on their studies of economics and government, with particular emphasis on contemporary Long Island and New York City issues. “Discussion of such issues will engage students in applying the deliberative democracy protocol” states the new course proposal. “The approach seeks common ground and resulting policy and other realistic solutions to significant local social, political and economic concerns.”

Contact Chairperson of Humanities Joseph Leavy ( for more information.