Herndon High School promotes academic excellence by developing partnerships with business and community organizations.
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Northwest Federal Credit Union (NWFCU)
Northwest Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial cooperative, began its partnership with Herndon High School in 2008. With assets exceeding $1.6 billion, NWFCU serves over 100,000 members nationwide. Pay less for your loans, cars, and home. Earn more on your money. Compare our rates. NWFCU offers student services, education loans, 3,800+ locations, 33,000+ free ATMs, and more. Education planning services are also available. Members of the Herndon High School PTSA and their families are invited to join NWFCU by opening a savings account with $5 or more. Join online today by selecting Herndon High School PTSA as your qualifying organization!
Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation
Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation promotes and manages NWFCU's charitable activities, and participates in financial literacy education and other programs that reflect the interests of our membership and the community as a whole. NWFCU Foundation offers scholarship opportunities to deserving students, provides volunteer opportunities and supports numerous events throughout the year. In addition to providing volunteers for school activities, NWFCU Foundation has made donations to the school for equipment purchases and professional development for the staff.
Herndon United Methodist Church
Building on the fact that Herndon High School and Herndon United Methodist Church are physical neighbors, the two entered into a formal partnership in September 2002. Adhering to Fairfax County Public Schools guidelines for such partnerships, the two collaborate in a variety of areas and have the betterment of the student population and the support of local charities as their mutual goals.
Two of the most successful (and longest-standing) services provided HHS students by HUMC are refreshments for the quarterly HHS Honor Roll receptions and tutoring through T.G.F.T. [Thank God for Tutors]. The church provides free tutoring from 7-8PM for students seeking help with all areas of Math and Science subjects Wednesday that school in session. Students need only bring their textbooks and work assignments with them!
Partnership activities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Home-baked goods for a number of HHS events
- Free tutoring for HHS students on Wednesday nights
- A venue for the award-winning Dance Team and Step Team to practice in the HUMC gymnasium
- Provides opportunities for HHS groups to raise funds by serving as sponsors of dinners at HUMC on Wednesday nights
- Encourages parishioners to register HHS as beneficiary of grocery-rebate programs
- A variety of musical performances at the church during the year (guitar, jazz band, and vocal groups)
- SGA-initiated activities with HUMC preschool children
- SAGA support of the church paper-recycling program
A steering committee, comprised of representatives from both organizations, meets three times a year, in an effort to review partnership activities and discuss ways in which the two can help one another during the academic year.
Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated its 16th year of partnership with Herndon High School. The highlight of the partnership is our annual Ethics Day where students interact with business professionals at the Fairfax County Government Center and debate major ethical situations faced in the workplace.
Herndon High is proud to announce a partnership with the Dulles Hyatt that was signed by Fairfax County Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Alan Leis, then Herndon High School Principal Jan Leslie, and Hyatt Dulles General Manager Jim Deuel in May 2001. The partnership will recognize student academic achievement with incentives from the Dulles Hyatt, improve employee staff development, strengthen student activity programs and highlight student performance in sports and fine arts.
Herndon High School has a rich tradition of diversity and community involvement. Our business and community partnerships serve as a strong statement to our commitment to academic excellence and public involvement.