We believe education should be more than the accumulation of knowledge. Learning at SAS is a process of discovery and transformation through pursuing individual passions and encountering new ways of viewing the world. Flexibility and academic program personalization are the hallmarks of an exemplary American education, and SAS delivers just that.
Research shows that students learn best when they are connected to the life of their school and to the adults there who guide them. Every SAS high school student belongs to a small advisory group, and has an advisor who mentors them, helps them track their progress, set goals, discuss and solve learning issues, and build on their capacities to take responsibility for their learning.
In addition to unparalleled course options, SAS offers 29 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, the AP Capstone Diploma program, and a growing number of specialized advanced topic courses for students who wish to pursue college-level study while still in high school.
The SAS Catalyst Project allows students to design their own learning experience by merging their passions with their academics. Students can sample a career, carry out an extended service learning project, deeply explore and research an academic topic of interest, or create a novel artistic work. And our full-day, year- long Quest program offers seniors an even more immersive project-based setting and yet another way to differentiate themselves from their worldwide peers.
Two counselors work exclusively with ninth grade students in their successful transition to high school, advising them to develop an appropriately rigorous course of study and encouraging them to pursue their non-academic interests. Tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students are assisted in the university application process by seven experienced counselors who have visited hundreds of university campuses and are highly regarded in the university admissions community.