Jumpstart: High School

High school students will have a daily core pathway course, in which they will actively engage in a rich learning environment key to success in the field of choice. This course will serve to broaden their understanding of the themes of their chosen field, creating a knowledge base from which to build their project idea.

Once they have chosen an interdisciplinary pathway, students will embark on a personalized inquiry process culminating in an authentic real world product and a public presentation of their process and product.

During their personalized inquiry process students will develop the rigorous skills required to succeed within the SAS environment. Students will have real-time support of expert SAS faculty who will guide their learning by providing targeted teaching – responsive to student needs.

The Five Pathways

Technology/Media Workshops

In this workshop students will learn skills including:

  • how to customize and animate a Google slideshow
  • Sparkplug: easy website creation
  • how to capture high quality video footage
  • how to capture high quality photos
  • advanced iMovie tips and tricks

Writing Workshops

In this workshop students will learn skills including:

  • how to make powerful arguments
  • how to draft effective outlines
  • how to properly cite works
  • quote blending strategies

Research Workshops

In this workshop students will learn skills including:

  • rigorous research techniques
  • how to draft quality research questions
  • how to find credible and powerful sources

Communication Workshops

In this workshop students will learn skills including:

  • how to effectively engage an audience
  • how to draft an effective email
  • how to deliver effective elevator pitches

Wellness Workshops

In this workshop students will learn skills including:

  • stress management techniques
  • mindfulness tips
  • yoga


Sample Schedule

TimeDescription
9:00 a.m.Advisory
9:20 a.m.Pathway Course
11:00 a.m.Personal Project / Workshop / Bootcamp
12:30 p.m.Lunch
1:15 p.m.Personal Project / Workshop / Bootcamp
2:45 p.m.Advisory Close

Entering Grades for 2018-19

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