The Catalyst Program is a research-based personalized learning program that allows students to dive deeper into their areas of interest. Students have the freedom to choose a project in any field with the guidance and support of their teachers. All projects are measured against the framework of Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-Oriented and Time-bound. The projects will run for a minimum of one semester. The Catalyst students will demonstrate all their skills according to SAS's desired student learning outcomes. During their research and development of their proposed ideas, they develop character, learn to collaborate, communicate, be creative and inspire innovation. Their journey will also promote critical thinking, cultural competence, self awareness and how to best apply them.
Through the Catalyst program, high school students get to merge their passions with Academic Learning. They will be challenged to design and learn their own-learning experience. The students will grow academically, intellectually, socially and emotionally. Catalyst teachers will provide student centered guidance with great flexibility while still focusing on the SAS student learning outcomes.
In the program, students are strongly encouraged to engage with the industry experts to incorporate networking and collaboration. Students learn through work experiences of their mentors and discover the value of community. Mentors give students greater meaning, purpose, and insight while they work on their projects, bringing highly relevant knowledge, skills, and experiences through authentic guidance and real-world opportunities. We will update this page with a link if you would like to be a mentor.
Students will learn how to network with regional and global professionals in and beyond Singapore as they design, plan and implement their projects. The scope of an SAS Catalyst Project is limited only by the student’s imagination in this unique opportunity to demonstrate their fullest potential.