What are Sage Center designated courses?
The intent of these student-paced courses is to provide space to deeply engage with non-AP and non-accelerated coursework that focuses on development and reflection of the core competencies: critical thinking, collaboration, communication, cross-cultural competency, creativity and character. Additionally, students explore what it means to act with integrity and meet the challenges of tomorrow as responsible, able and open-minded agents of change.
Sage Center Designated courses also align with either a Service Learning, SHIP or Spring at Sage experience in order to bring our signature programming together in a cohesive fashion through experiential learning opportunities. This alignment provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills developed from the courses to real world experiences.
Designated Course Requirements
The successful completion of at least four Sage Center Designated Courses is a new graduation requirement starting with the Class of 2025. During their freshman and sophomore years, every student will take two required Designated Courses: Patterns of Civilization and English II, along with the attached Service Learning experience for each.
In their junior and senior years, students will be able to choose from a broad selection of other Designated Courses to fulfill the requirement. They must also complete at least one additional attached Service Learning, SHIP or Spring at Sage experience outside of Patterns of Civilization and English II.