Academic Explorations

Learning Beyond Boundaries

Life is interdisciplinary and hands-on—learning should be tooAcademic Explorations, such as Sketching the City, 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 is now closed. Please email Ms. Joan O'Neill with any questions. Good exploring!

 An update for City By the Bay: Creative Writing & San Francisco: students should plan on meeting prompty at 10:00am at the following locations:

     Monday, SHC Main Office

     Tuesday:  Fort Funston parking lot

     Wednesday:  Twin Peaks Parking lot

     Thursday:  SHC Main Office

     Friday:  Off (July 4)

  What are the odds?! Applied Statistics AE at Tim Lincecum's No-Hitter


Chemistry classes visit a lab.