At SAS, we constantly look through the lens of how technology can enhance learning and make it more personalized, collaborative, and relevant.
In each division, world-class educational technology coaches guide teachers, work with students, run digital citizen boot camps, host informational parent coffees, team up with our counselors, advise on digital media, and lead the way in creative approaches to teaching and learning that leverage and maximize the use of technology. Digital citizenship is woven into the curriculum at each grade and collaboratively taught by counselors, ed tech coaches, and teachers.
At the high school level, students are expected to bring their own laptop to school. Our faculty leverages technology across the curriculum to best meet the needs of all students. Technology tools provide students with opportunities to maximize their learning, creatively express themselves, and prepare for success after SAS. We also offer challenging courses such as Advanced Placement (AP) computer science, engineering science, and robotics. High school students can take other specialized, forward-looking classes such as mobile app development, graphic design, and game design.
The technology education and careers department provides students with relevant contexts beyond the core high school academic areas, linking their knowledge with the skills they need for success in college and careers. Courses provide an opportunity for students to investigate a wide range of career possibilities or with technical skills necessary to support their continued success.
These courses provide fundamental knowledge, experiences, or technical skills related to applying hands-on applications in areas outside the traditional academic areas. Courses are also offered which provide substantial time for students to understand, learn, and experience the use of computer technology. The primary focus in these courses relates to learning the technology or computer software.
Courses that are beyond the traditional high school disciplines fall into the career education domain. These courses provide a framework and general experiences for a specific career that is not already associated with another established educational discipline (i.e., art, science). These courses are highly practical and offer a clear understanding of what the career entails. Since the curriculum offers students real-world experiences, the courses provide a smooth transition from high school to college to career.