Academics + Academic Explorations

Academic Explorations

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

Academic 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: in addition to the registration fee ($100), some courses require a materials fee. Registration for spring AEs is now open! To register, visit the Academic Explorations group on Schoology. Please email Assistant Principal for Academics Joan O’Neill with any questions. Good exploring!