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Designated Courses

Program Objective

Sage Center Designated courses empower students to become agents of change by instituting curricular-driven engagement with the Six Cs and instructional support of DEI content and practice.

What are Sage Center Designated Courses?

Sage Center Designated courses empower students to become agents of change by instituting curricular-driven engagement with the Six Cs and instructional support of DEI content and practice. The intent of these courses is to raise student’s consciousness through rigorous coursework that focuses on student development and reflection of the core competencies: critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Through positively engaging with the diverse perspectives around them students foster cross-cultural competency. Additionally, students explore what it means to have character, to act with integrity and meet the challenges of tomorrow as responsible, able, and open-minded agents of change.

What do students do in a Sage Center Designated Course?

  • Incorporate current events into their curriculum to ensure course content is connected to modern, relevant examples.
  • Students engage and reflect with their development of skills through coursework which deliberately integrates the Six Cs
  • Intentional design which incorporates diverse works, authors, and practices that uphold a broad set of viewpoints at the course’s center. 
  • Intentional design which incorporates diverse works, authors, and practices that uphold a broad set of viewpoints at the course’s center. 
  • Connected to a Service Learning and/or Spring at Sage program in order to provide hands-on exploration of the course themes and content.
  • Learning and teaching technologies/styles which allow for a wide variety of learning styles to succeed.
  • Course must be University of California approved (a-g requirement).

How does this fit existing curriculum?

The successful completion of at least five Sage Center Designated Courses is a new graduation requirement starting with the Class of 2024. Their freshman and sophomore years every student will take Patterns of Civilization followed by World Literature. In their junior and senior years students will be able to choose from a selection of newly developed SCD courses beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.    

Designated Course Questions? Please contact

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    Matthew Vadeboncoeur 

    Dean of Academic Technology, History Teacher

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