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Designated Courses

Designated Courses

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  • 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?

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. It is highly recommended but not required that students complete the attached Service Learning, SHIP or Spring at Sage experience for the Designated Courses they choose. 

Contact Us

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    Matthew Vadeboncoeur 

    Dean of Academic Technology, History Teacher

What to Expect from a Sage Center Designated Course

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  • Incorporating Current Events

    Courses incorporate current events into their curriculum to ensure course content is connected to modern, relevant examples.
  • Integrating the Six Cs

    Students engage and reflect with their development of skills through coursework that deliberately integrates the Six Cs.
  • DEI Content & Practice

    Courses have an intentional design that incorporates diverse works, authors and practices that uphold a broad set of viewpoints.
  • Experiential Learning

    Courses are attached to a Service Learning, SHIP or Spring at Sage program in order to provide hands-on exploration of the course themes and content.
  • Incorporating Technologies

    Courses incorporate wide variety of learning and teaching technologies/styles that allow everyone to succeed.
  • A-G Requirement

    Course will be University of California approved (a-g requirement).

Sage Hill School

Sage Hill School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other School administered programs.