Programs

Service Learning

Overview

The Service Learning Program at Sage Hill School provides students with opportunities to serve as leaders who take initiative, think critically, work collaboratively, creatively, and compassionately, and use their academic, social, as well as personal skills to engage and connect with others. Through community partnerships, our students are encouraged to develop and/or seek out service needs in the local and global communities that match their educational, personal, and social interests. Service Learning takes place on one school day a month from October through April.

Enhancing Core Competencies
Through Service Learning, students collaborate with peers and younger students from other schools, they develop cross-cultural competencies, further build upon their character, enhance their communication, creativity and critical thinking skills that are all a part of Sage Hill's Core Competencies, also known as our Six Cs.

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  • Ninth Grade

    The first year of Service Learning is an introduction to the greater Orange County community. This year’s program connects to the ninth grade Patterns of Civilization course by allowing students to include Orange County as one of the civilizations they will study throughout the year. This will provide a foundation for students to understand the community that they will continue to serve throughout their high school years.
  • Tenth Grade

    Sophomores participate in year-long, in-class literacy workshops with fourth graders at El Sol Academy, Edward B. Cole Academy, and Scholarship Prep in Santa Ana. The 10th grade English course fully integrates Service Learning into its curriculum, as well.
  • Eleventh and Twelfth Grade

    Juniors in Service Learning have multiple pathways that include students having the opportunity to visit local sites to learn about various community needs and social issues. Students also have the option of joining an existing Sage Hill service project or creating an approved independent service project.

    Seniors contribute to an already established project or continue their independent service project.

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Service Learning for 2019-2020

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Service Learning Make-Up Policy

In order to earn Service Learning credit for the year, students must make up ANY Service Learning absence. When a student is absent for any reason, they MUST connect with their Lead Class Advisor and Mindy Aguirre to coordinate this service experience. This includes excused absences, as well! 

Any questions? Email Mindy Aguirre at aguirrem@sagehillschool.org.

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