High school offers big opportunities, personalized
We're adding ninth graders to our high school in 2017-2018 - making our school bigger and better than ever! Not only will our students, especially our ninth graders, have more opportunities at our expanded high school, they'll also have more support from their teachers, peers and other school staff.
We're working hard to intentionally make our large school building feel small. Students will have all the benefits of a comprehensive high school, with the personal connections and deeper relationships of a much smaller building. Check out the Making A Big School Small: 9th Grade Transition Overview.
The Freshman Academy pairs a core group of three teachers with approximately 150 students to form a small learning community.
Students in grades 9-12 will have flexible time – called Pony Time - during the week to use in the way that best fits their needs.
Social Emotional Support
Even before school begins, ninth graders will get connected with a small group of classmates as part of the Link Crew orientation program.
Changes to the learning spaces at SAHS
To accomodate the addition of ninth grades, the high school is undergoing a significant addition and renovation project. Construction will be completed prior to the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
The following facility changes will be made:
- Reconfigure to a grades 9-12 high school
- Add classroom spaces for ninth graders
- Remodel science labs
- Expand cafeteria and commons areas and improve circulation
- Upgrade learning spaces
- Complete orchestra pit/ auditorium upgrade
- Add physical education, fitness and gym spaces
- Upgrade to Pony Stadium entrance, restrooms, and concessions
- Add multi-purpose practice fields