Academics + Academic Explorations

Academic Explorations

Life is interdisciplinary and hands-on — learning should be too!

Academic Explorations, such as Pet Portraits, Dumbledore’s Army, and a student-taught Cryptography, Cryptology, and Cryptanalysis, go beyond standard college prep curriculum to discover unexpected contours in learning and to pique student curiosity. Each 20-hour class meets outside the regular school day, whether in person or online; most summer AEs meet over the course of a week.

Joe Nevin Sports Management 101

Joey Nevin ’01, Director of SF Giant Enterprises, speaking to students in AE Sports Management 101

To encourage intellectual exploration, AE classes are assessed on a pass/fail basis. With offerings from Arduino to animal behavior, and from editing to entrepreneurship, Academic Explorations prove perennial favorites at SHC!

To participate in an AE during the school year, students must have a current GPA of 3.0 or better. Summer enrollment is open to all current students with a 2.0 GPA or better. Please note: in addition to the registration fee ($100), some courses require a materials fee. See Resources for the SHC Library Schoology Group for more information. Please email Assistant Principal for Academics Joan O’Neill with any questions. Good exploring!