Academic courses are based on the same content as other SASD courses in science, social studies, language arts, and math.
Students have a daily resource block for the student-centered advisor/advisee program, providing guided time to plan and assess academic, personal, and social development in their project-based instruction.
Integrated Arts Courses
Integrated arts courses offer hands-on learning and exploration in music, creative movement, visual arts, tech ed, drama, and creative writing. As students progress in these creative synthesizing disciplines, the academics are integrated, allowing students to create projects around their core interests. Performance-based assessment is used to evaluate these self-directed projects.
Facilitator-Guided Online Courses
Facilitator-guided online courses will provide specialized electives, including extended world language offerings and independent learning with a teacher guiding the student through each course.
21st Century Reporting System
To assist students in reflecting with depth on their educational progress, a 21st Century reporting system will replace the standard SASD report card. Student achievement will be measured with a report card assessing mastery of both academic benchmarks and 21st Century skills, a portfolio of student work, and parent-student-teacher conferences.