Academic Explorations

Learning Beyond Boundaries

Life is interdisciplinary and hands-on—learning should be tooAcademic Explorations 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.

AE classes are assessed on a pass/fail basis to encourage intellectual exploration. With offerings from disc golf to Arduino, from rock climbing to  animal behavior, Academic Explorations prove perennial favorites at SHC! 

To participate in an AE during the school year, students must have a current GPA of 3.5 or better. Summer enrollment is open to all current students with a 2.0 GPA or better. Please note: besides the registration fee ($100), some courses require a materials fee. Summer registration ends Thursday, April 17; see Registration for further details.

Please email Ms. Joan O'Neill with any questions. Good exploring!

 Chemistry classes visit a lab.