“SSCA prepared me for success due to the advanced courses they offer, despite being a small school. By taking AP courses at SSCA, I was able to skip some introductory courses in college, such as Math and Spanish." -SSCA Alumna
High School is a student’s last stage of youth, a critical period when he or she first steps into adulthood. These crucial years help prepare a student not only for college, but for the rest of his or her life. SSCA’s academic program is purposefully designed with these goals in mind.
Throughout their high school career, students will take honors or advanced level courses, which are taught by faculty with advanced degrees in their fields. A focal point of the High School program is the importance of oral and written communication. An SSCA graduate will read, write, and speak well.
Our upper level humanities courses use the Harkness Method, a learning approach that encourages students to pursue and share ideas on their own, with guidance from teachers trained in using this method. This learning approach has been recognized as a key element in preparation for higher education, and has been an important factor in our own students’ success as they matriculated to some of the world’s best colleges and universities. Students also have the opportunity to participate in various clubs and activities during Flex Block -- some of these activities are listed below under "Extracurricular
Our students are encouraged to integrate their learning and their faith, and our faculty members work to model this kind of integration in their own lives. We hold that every aspect of the human intellect can be directed toward serving Christ and serving others. Our graduates are well prepared to go forth from SSCA pursuing lives of faith that bring goodness to their families, communities, and the world.